Thomas J. Hoey, 85, died at Citrus Memorial Health Center April 8, 2014. Thomas was a resident of Inverness, Fla., with his wife Kathleen. They had been married for 59 years and were just three weeks away from their 60th wedding anniversary.
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Thomas was a loyal and generous husband, father, and friend and was always willing to provide a helping hand to those in need. Thomas was born in Chicago, raised in Ireland, served in the U.S. Army, married Kathleen, started a family of three boys, and founded a successful real estate business. Thomas and Kathleen have been residents of Inverness for 16 years. Thomas had been a member of the Elks Club and Irish Club. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church.
Thomas is preceded in death by his sisters, Mary and Betty and son, Brendan. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathleen; sons, Thomas Hoey and his wife Beverly of Naperville, Ill., and Robert Hoey and his wife Patty of Inverness; daughter-in-law, April of California; sister, Pat of California; grandchildren, Brittany, Kelsey, Sean, Toni, Shannon, and Connor; nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Hoey will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Heinz Funeral Home with a vigil service at 5 p.m. Private interment at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 10, 2014