Cornelius "Neal" Thomas Ducey Sr.

Cornelius "Neal" Thomas Ducey, Sr., 91, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, August 31, 1919, in Columbus, OH, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Ducey practiced as an attorney for over 40 years in E. St. Louis and Belleville. He graduated with an undergraduate degree and summa cum laude law degree from the University of Notre Dame. World War II Army Air Corp Veteran earning 5 Bronze Stars in the Pacific Arena, member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Our Lady's Prayer Group, American Bar Assoc., Knights of Columbus, VFW, past president of St. Clair Country Club.

He was preceded in death by:

  • Wife: Marie Corinne Patout nee Burguieres Ducey
  • Parents: Cornelius Leo and Rose nee Adelsberger Ducey

Surviving are his:

  • 6 Children
    • Cornelius (Barbara) Thomas Ducey Jr. of Belleville, IL
    • Mary Elizabeth Lilla-Withnell "Cherie" Ducey Gilbert of Halifax, Nova Scotia
    • Gregory Joseph (Yvonne) Ducey of Zachary, LA
    • Charles Patout (Dian) Ducey of Maryville, IL
    • Marie Barat Duchesne "Missy" (Ron) Ducey Godi of Belleville, IL
    • Timothy Lowndes Ducey, Sr. of Belleville, IL
  • Sister: Dorothy Smith of Columbus, OH 
  • Brothers
    • Charles Ducey of Chicago, IL
    • John Ducey of Brooksville, FL
  • 19 Grandchildren
    • Kerry Haydel (Sean) Ducey Dailey
    • Mary Elizabeth "Molly" (Brandon) Ducey Dale
    • Cornelius Thomas Ducey III
    • Marie Corinne Patout Ducey
    • James Farley "Shea" Gilbert III
    • Gregory Joseph Ducey Jr.
    • Denise Marie Ducey
    • Charles Edward Ducey
    • Andy Nicholas Ducey
    • Suzanne Nicole Ducey
    • Stephanie Colleen Burguieres Ducey (John) Maines
    • Madeline Elizabeth (Joe) Ducey Parlato
    • Charles (Brandy) Patout Ducey Jr.
    • Hanna Ducey
    • Catherine Elizabeth Marie Godi
    • Timothy Lowndes Ducey Jr.
    • John William Withnell "Will" Ducey
    • Benjamin Anthony Ducey
    • Margaret Theresa Ducey
  • 9 Great Grandchildren
    • Abigail Marie Withnell Gilbert
    • Harper Haydel Dailey
    • Julia Marie Maines
    • Dominic Isaac Maines
    • Layton Ann Parlato
    • Austin James Parlato
    • Matthew Joseph Cravy
    • Julia Marie Ducey
    • Brooklyn Victoria Ducey

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Blessed Sacrament Catholic School Endowment Fund

Visitation: Friends may call from 9:30 am - 10:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Mount Carmel Cemetery Peace Chapel in Belleville, IL

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Mount Carmel Cemetery Chapel, with Father Matthew Elie officiating. Internment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL

Condolences left for Cornelius "Neal" Thomas Ducey Sr.:

    Cherie and family

    Thinking of You
    Wishing you hope
    in the midst of sorrow,
    comfort in the midst of pain.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy

    Nancy Edgecombe

    Nancy Edgecombe Halifax Ns B3S 1N1

    Please accept our condolence at this time that you celebrate the life of Tom's Father.

    Jim & Rose Pappas

    Jim & Rose Pappas Belleville IL 62223