Thomas W. Coffey, 78, of Riverside, died Dec. 21, 2013 following a long illness.

Mr. Coffey was born May 4, 1935. He was a permanent deacon at St. Mary Church and was a member of the Riverside Township Lions Club and the Riverside Ministeriam.

He was the husband of Theresa Coffey (nee Bruno); the father of Murray (Renata), Paul (Ellen), Anna Dragsbaek and Kathryn Coffey; the grandfather of Zofia, Theresa, Cosmo, Grace, Nelson, Thomas, Roseanna and Beckett; the brother of Frances (Kirby) Stanat; and the uncle of Ellen Bruno.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., when a funeral Mass will be celebrated, at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road in Riverside.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the St. Mary Refugee Committee, c/o St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside, Ill. 60546.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.