James A. Feeney

James A. Feeney, 73, of Channahon, Ill., passed away Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home with his family at his side.

He was the devoted husband of Sharon (Randolph) Feeney for 50 years; loving and proud dad, grandpa and great-grandpa of son, James A. (Lucy) Feeney Jr.; daughter, Sharyl (John) Horvat; grandchildren, Katherine (Charles) Davis, John W. Feeney, Chandler Horvat, Shalyn Horvat and John J. Horvat; great-grandchild, McKenna Mae Davis; dear brother of Michael (Phyllis) Feeney, John (Virginia) Feeney, Mary Jean (Jerry) Breen and Patrick (Michele) Feeney; godfather of Kim Mitchell and Kathi Miner; uncle of special nieces Kirby Feeney and Jeannine Arias; and many more nieces and nephews.

He was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Elgin, Ill., to John B. and Genevieve (McDonald) Feeney. He graduated from St. John’s Catholic Grade School in Joliet, Ill., and attended Joliet Catholic High School and Joliet Central High School.

He was formerly employed by Sulphur Terminal, Rogers Carthage, Wadsworth Golf Construction Co. and Illinois Truck and Equipment. He was a former member of Channahon Volunteer Fire Department, former board member of Channahon Fire Protection District and Channahon Park District. He was one of the founders of St. Ann Mission Chapel and a member of St. Ann Parish and St. Ann Men’s Club. He was a member of Teamsters Local 179 Retirees.

Jim always put God and family first. He got great pleasure from grilling for Daybreak Shelter, feeding hummingbirds, fishing, camping and especially his Christmas morning oyster stew and his “Grandpa’s Breakfast Club.” He will truly be missed but will live on in our hearts.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and his sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and James Downey.

Jim’s family offers their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Ellen Gustafson, Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates staff, Dr. Alexander Sosenko and Joliet Area Community Hospice Home for their extraordinary care, and also to his family and friends for their help, thoughts and prayers.

Funeral services for James A. Feeney will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington roads Joliet, to St. Ann Catholic Church, Channahon, for a Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Minooka, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Ann Parish, Channahon, Joliet Area Community Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice. The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

For information, visit www.fredcdames.com or call 815-741-5500.