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PEORIA - Thomas Bernard Cassidy, age 92, of Peoria passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at Grandview Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Peoria.

Tom was born on July 20, 1921, in Peoria to John E. and Mary (Carter) Cassidy. He married Dalores Mahany on Feb. 2, 1943. She preceded him in death in June of 2006.

Tom is survived by his children, Pat (Ron) Durr of Peoria, Ill., Tom (Sue) Cassidy of Edwards, Ill., Dan Cassidy of High Point, N.C., Connie Cassidy of Morton, Ill., and Tim (Tonya) Cassidy of Bloomington, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Kelly (Dick) Bennett of Illinois, Amy Cassidy of Illinois, Angie (Chris) Cockman and Jennifer (Brian) Conley of North Carolina, Matt and Joe Durr and Michelle (Joe) Fontana of Peoria and Lauren, Madison and Ryan Cassidy of Bloomington; and six great-grandchildren, Zachery Bennett, Megan Conley, Lucas and Ava Fontana and Emily and Abby Cockman.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 63 years, Dalores; his parents; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Tom served in the US. Navy on the U.S.S. Cabot during World War II.

He then worked for Caterpillar for 45 years, before retiring.

Tom was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.

He enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan. Tom also coached basketball for St. John's, as well as little league for over 25 years.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, with visitation one hour prior to Mass. Father Terry Cassidy will be officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church.

Online condolences may be made through www.davison-fulton.com.



Published in Peoria Journal Star on Oct. 3, 2013
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