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 1                       HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of  the  Illinois  General  Assembly
 3    were  saddened  to  learn  of the death of Reverend Eugene L.
 4    Bungay of Breese, Illinois on February 3, 1997; and
 5        WHEREAS, Father Bungay was born  on  Staten  Island,  New
 6    York on April 4, 1922; and
 7        WHEREAS, Before joining the priesthood, Eugene Bungay was
 8    a  veteran  of  the  United  States  Marine Corps, as well as
 9    working for the Secretary of State's office  in  Springfield,
10    Illinois; and
11        WHEREAS,  Father  Bungay was ordained May 27, 1958 in the
12    Belleville Diocese by the Most Reverend Albert R.  Zuroweste,
13    and  continued  to  serve  the  Belleville  Diocese until his
14    death; and
15        WHEREAS, Father Bungay served as Associate Pastor for St.
16    Mary's in Carlyle, Holy Angels and St.  Elizabeth's  in  East
17    St.  Louis,  St.  Peter Cathedral and St. Luke in Belleville,
18    and St. Stephen in Caseyville; and
19        WHEREAS, Father Bungay served as Senior  Pastor  for  St.
20    Cecilia  in  Bartelso, St. Augustine of Canterbury in Hecker,
21    St. John the Baptist in Red Bud, St.  Joseph  in  Prairie  du
22    Rocher,  St.  Augustine in Breese, and St. John Nepomucene in
23    Dahlgren; and
24        WHEREAS, Father Bungay served on the  Marriage  Tribunal,
25    and was a longtime member of the Clergymen's Aid Society; and
26        WHEREAS,  Father  Bungay  served  in  the  ministry until
27    January 25, 1991, when he retired and moved into  the  Hincke
28    Residence for Priests in Belleville; and
29        WHEREAS,  On several occasions, Father Bungay served both
30    the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate
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 1    as Chaplain for the day; and
 2        WHEREAS, Father Bungay is survived by  his  two  sisters,
 3    Mildred Whitehouse and Jane Caramante, and several nieces and
 4    nephews;  Father  Bungay  also  is  survived  by his extended
 5    adopted family, that includes: James and Ruth  Donnewald  and
 6    family,  the  late Raymond Donnewald and Alvina Donnewald and
 7    family, Carl and Mary Ackmann and family, Clyde and  Patricia
 8    Dorries  and  family, Robert and Juanita Moore and family, Al
 9    and Irene Romo, and several  other  former  parishioners  and
10    friends from his many years of ministry to God's community of
11    believers; therefore, be it
14    SENATE  CONCURRING  HEREIN,  that  we  honor  the  memory  of
15    Reverend  Eugene  L.  Bungay  of  Breese, and acknowledge his
16    years of dedicated service to the people  of  the  Belleville
17    area; and be it further
18        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
19    presented to the family of Reverend Bungay.

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