Peter Gerald Fenlon age 83 of Dallas, Texas passed away April 1, 2017. Peter was born on June 20th, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a first generation American born to parents William J. Fenlon and Hanora Enright. Peter grew up with three sisters Joan, Noreen, and Catherine. As Peter grew he was educated at Visitation Catholic School, St. Rita High School and finally St. Joseph's College. While attending St. Joseph's Peter met Patricia Ann Boyle and the rest was history. The pair married on April 7th, 1956 and made an amazing life together complete with 5 children, Bill, Pete, Joe, Mike, and Tricia. Peter had a life marked by hard work, perseverance, laughter, loyalty, and love. When he was a junior at St. Joseph's he joined the Marine Corps program and became active upon his graduation. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 30 years attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. Peter's career life started with the Montgomery Ward Company in Chicago, Illinois. Later he joined forces with the J.C. Penney Company in 1965, working throughout his career to enhance the catalog industry retiring in 1995 as the vice president of the catalog division. During the course of Pete's career, he was able to expose himself and family to many different parts of the country living in Indianapolis, Indiana; Atlanta, Georgia; Brookfield, Wisconsin; Westfield, New Jersey, and finally Dallas, Texas. In retirement Pete along with his wife Pat enjoyed living on a golf course in Dallas, Texas, traveling to visit with family, spending countless hours with children and grandchildren in their home and at all of their work, school and sporting events. Peter is survived by his wife of 60 years Pat Fenlon, his five children and their spouses William J. Fenlon (Gigi) Peter G. Fenlon (Kim), Joseph R. Fenlon (Cindy), Michael P. Fenlon (Mary), Tricia N. Fenlon Boughton (Thomas); nine grandchildren Hannah Fenlon, Mychael Sumby (Stefan), Quinn Fenlon, Elizabeth Fenlon, Conner Fenlon, Quinn Boughton, Maggie Boughton, Bridget Boughton and Griffin Boughton; three sisters Joan Barrett, Noreen Orr, and Catherine McElligott; and many other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Peter will have a memorial mass on June 16, 2017 in celebration of his life at All Saints Catholic Church and a military burial at DFW National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Homes in Dallas, Texas.
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Published in Chicago Tribune from Apr. 12 to Apr. 16, 2017.