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Thomas James 'TJ' Lavery

Thomas James 'TJ' Lavery

Thomas James 'TJ' Lavery, age 70, of Quincy, IL died on Monday, May 13, 2019.

TJ was born on October 17, 1948 in Quincy, the son of Joseph E. & Anita (Fischer) Lavery. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and the University of Iowa. TJ was self-employed with Group Health Insurance Specialists of Quincy. He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy.

TJ was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and archery. He loved animals. He was also a devoted advocate for the unborn. TJ was a family man and greatly enjoyed family gatherings. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor.

TJ is survived by his siblings: Edward G. Lavery and his wife Mary E.; Michael J. Lavery and his wife Karen S.; Richard J. Lavery and his wife Mary J.; Mary A. Neuser; Dennis P. Lavery; and Kathleen M. Neuser.
Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law: Robert P. Neuser and Deacon Bill Neuser.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Birthright of Quincy.

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From:
lori
quincy, IL
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in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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My deepest condolences to all of you on the loss of your brother. Jesus has called him home to be with Him. Peace and love...
From:
John Stegeman
Falmouth, MA
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TJ was a great one to be around. He was an important part of our circle of cousins, for most of those 70 years. My prayers for him and all of you.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Mike, Mary and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Jared Nuessen
Eagan, MN
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TJ was one of the most unique and caring people I have ever known. We will all miss him but should feel privileged to have had the time with him we did....and I know he will live on through the many stories that he gave us all. My deepest sympathy to TJ's family and friends for our loss.
From:
Jane Ganz
Longmont, CO
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My husband and I knew T.J. in high school and college. We are sorry for your loss.