1932 James 2022

James McNeany

February 8, 1932 — March 9, 2022

James P. McNeany, 90, of Davenport, formerly of Rockford, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 at Our Lady of Victory in Davenport. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church. Memorials may be made to the Kahl Home or Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jim was born February 8, 1932 in Rockford the son of Phil and Marguerite (Markham) McNeany. He married Alice Mellick, June 15, 1957. She preceded him in death November 22, 2014.

Prior to moving to Davenport in 2016, Jim lived his entire life in only two homes. The one he was born in, and the one he built in 1967 with his wife, Alice, where they raised their two daughters, Judy and Jane.

After graduating from Marquette University in 1955, he began a career with Sundstrand in Rockford and remained there until his retirement in 1992.

Jim’s childhood friends became life-long companions and Jim and Alice enjoyed many fun times with the “pot-luck group.”

Jim enjoyed following the Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Boylan Titans. He earned the title of Master Gardener and was always ready to share a tomato from his garden, a room in their house, or a car, if that was what you needed.

St. Patrick’s Day was his favorite holiday and he loved sharing it with his family and friends, but especially his grandchildren. Annual vacations at Balsam Lake were also a highlight. He was on the boards for the Irish Marching Society and the Lombardi Club for many years.

Jim and Alice were able to spend many winters in Gulf Shores, Alabama and also enjoyed several international trips and cruises.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Judy (Mike) DelVecchio of Davenport and Jane (Paul) White of Johnston, Iowa; grandchildren, Dustin (Jenna) DelVecchio, Marguerite DelVecchio, Louis DelVecchio, Hannah (Adrian) Eggers, Connor White and Olivia White; great-granddaughter, Hadden DelVecchio; and a sister, Doris Hochstetter of Texas.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Dane DelVecchio.

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Visitation

Friday, March 18, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

4105 N Division St, Davenport, IA 52806

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 18, 2022

Starts at 10:00am

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church

4105 N Division St, Davenport, IA 52806

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