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Full Text of SR0097  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of Richard Terrance "Terry" Donnelly of
4Peoria, who passed away on January 21, 2015; and
5    WHEREAS, Richard Donnelly was born in Peoria on September
616, 1946 to Harold F. and Roberta C. (nee Loveridge) Donnelly;
7he was a graduate of St. Bernard Catholic Grade School and a
81964 graduate of the Spalding Institute; he attended St.
9Ambrose University until he joined the United States Air Force;
10he served in Vietnam (Cam Ranh Bay) attaining the rank of
11Sergeant in the Air Force Police K-9 Unit; he married Molly
12Ryan on February 25, 1967 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in
13Peoria; and
14    WHEREAS, Richard Donnelly returned home following his
15service, where he began his career as an avid restauranteur
16with the original Donnelly's Shamrock Pub in 1970, Peoria's
17oldest Irish pub; he went on to open 5 other restaurant
18locations: Terry's Old Time Inn, Donnelly's Apollo, Donnelly's
19Campustown, Donnelly's in Pekin, and Donnelly's Irish Pub on
20Rockwood, the newest location; he also hosted Peoria's
21legendary St. Patty's Day Bash at Expo Gardens for over 10
22years; and



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1    WHEREAS, Richard Donnelly loved all things Irish, but his
2greatest joy was bragging about his 17 grandchildren; and
3    WHEREAS, Richard Donnelly was preceded in death by his
4parents; his sister, Patty (Donnelly) Hibbs; one nephew from
5his family; and 2 nephews from Molly's family; and
6    WHEREAS, Richard Donnelly is survived by his wife, Molly;
7his 2 daughters, Chris (Matt) Waugh and Katy (Shane) Matarelli;
8his 3 sons, Patrick (Heather) Donnelly, Ryan (Jessie) Donnelly,
9and Rich Donnelly; his 17 grandchildren, Emily, Maggie, and
10Patrick Mercer, Charlie and Mary Kate Waugh, Hillary, Jack, and
11Mary Jane Donnelly, Jack and Maddie Stephens, Finnegan, Nora,
12and Ryan Donnelly, Sam, Will, and Max Matarelli, and Liam
13Donnelly; his brother, Mike (Pam) Donnelly; and his 2 sisters,
14Denise (Hugo) Schaub and Pam (Dan) Dillon; therefore, be it
16ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
17Richard Terrance "Terry" Donnelly, and extend our sincere
18condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
19him; and be it further
20    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
21presented to the family of Richard Donnelly as an expression of
22our deepest sympathy.