Born: October 17, 1920
Died: April 10, 2014
PEORIA – Irene L. McNamara, 93, of Peoria passed away at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014.
Irene was born October 17, 1920, in Creston, Iowa, to Frank N. and Mary Catherine Wickham. She married Thomas Leo McNamara on September 17, 1940. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1961.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, James Edward, Frank Joseph, and Leo John Wickham; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Wickham Dwyer and Francis Wickham Weaver.
She is survived by her children, Mary Irene (Lynn) Goble of Peoria, Thomas Joseph (Kathleen) McNamara of Savannah, GA, Jane Mary (Rob) Bielenberg of Peoria, Joan Mary McNamara of Peoria, and Dennis Patrick (Tena) McNamara of Brimfield; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Peoria Heights. Msgr. William Watson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, also at St. Thomas, with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. An additional visitation will be 30 minutes prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Peoria. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Illinois or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.