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Peter John McNamara

April 6, 1942 - November 1, 2023
Racine, WI



Saturday, November 11, 2023
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM CST
St Thomas Becket Catholic Church
1321 N Burning Bush Lane
Mt Prospect, IL 60056


Saturday, November 11, 2023
10:30 AM CST
St Thomas Becket Catholic Church
1321 N Burning Bush Lane
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

Life Story / Obituary


Peter John McNamara, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, November 1, 2023. He was born in Chicago, IL, April 6, 1942, son of the late Francis and Mary Therese McNamara.

On February 13, 1993, in Chicago he was united in marriage to Sally A. Henriksen. Peter and Sally made their home and raised their precious son, John, in Mt. Prospect, IL and moved to Racine 7 years ago. Pete was an electronics buyer with a few companies, lastly Leeds Electronics and retired in 2007.

Peter was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Racine, the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Foresters and participated in the Thursday group at the Racine Senior Center. Pete was a strong church singer and enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge. He also enjoyed being a HAM radio operator, doing sudoku puzzles and rooting on the Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bears and Bulls. He loved to laugh as well as make others laugh. He was a devoted husband, father, brother to his dear sister Mary Frances Crescente, uncle, cousin, and friend. He will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Bill.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas Becket Catholic Church, 1321 N Burning Bush Ln, Mt Prospect, IL 60056, Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 10:30 am with Fr. Steve Dombrowski officiating. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet prior to the Mass at church 9:30 am– 10:30 am. Interment will follow at St Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Vincent DePaul Food pantry (Racine, WI) or your preferred charity would be greatly appreciated.