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Regina M. Dempsey

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Regina M. Dempsey

AMBOY – Regina M. Dempsey, 84, of Amboy, died Monday, March 10, 2014, at Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon.

She was born April 17, 1929, in Amboy, the daughter of Frank and Winifred (McFadden) Finn. Regina married William Dempsey on June 20, 1951, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton.

Regina was a devoted wife and mother. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed her life on the family farm. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton and the Altar and Rosary Society.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Steve Dempsey of Amboy, Lisa Magnafici of Dixon, and Tosca (Rocky) Schultz of Amboy; and six grandchildren, Sean Dempsey, Paul Magnafici, Jaime (Bryan Monk) Magnafici, Tess Magnafici, Hayli Schultz, and Whitney Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her son, Mitchell Dempsey, and two brothers, Francis “Mick” Finn and John “Jack” Finn.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. A prayer service will be at 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with Monsignor Thomas Bales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy.  

Memorials have been established to the American Diabetes Association and Serenity Hospice & Home.

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