AMBOY – Thomas J. Dunphy, 72, of Amboy, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at KSB Hospital in Dixon.
He was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Amboy, the son of Charles and Eileen (Morrissey) Dunphy. He was a journeyman lineman for IBEW Local 196 in Elgin for 45 years prior to his retirement. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Vietnam during the war. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton.
He married Sharon Corcoran Jan. 13, 1968, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy.
He is survived by his wife, children Brien (Gina) Dunphy of Peoria, Joseph (Brandi) Dunphy of Lacon, and Heather (Doug) Ruckman of Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren, Daniah (Dan) Robb, Samantha, Mitchael and James Dunphy, Macy and Rudy Ruckman; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry (Caroline Chin) Dunphy of Dixon and Charles (Linda) Dunphy of Harmon; two sisters, Laneita Dunphy of Wilmington, Del., and Bridget (Jim) Barry of Naperville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Frances, sister Charlene Miles and brother P.H. Dunphy.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a rosary at 7:30 p.m., at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. The funeral begins at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday with a prayer service at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Walton, with the Rev. Msgr. Thomas Bales officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy, with military honors by the Amboy American Legion Post.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.