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Rev. Jerome Feeley Smith

September 9, 1958 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

  Rev. Jerome Feeley Smith, 63, passed away in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on May 3, 2022. 

  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 30, 2022 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.  Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.

  Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 30, 2022 at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator.  The rosary will be recited at 9:45 A.M.

  Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Streator.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

  Jerome Feeley Smith, born on September 9, 1958, grew up in Lombard, Illinois, was a Roman Catholic priest and a United States Navy Chaplain.

  Jerome (known as “Jerry” by his family and friends) spent his early years as a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  He transitioned to the priesthood during his early 30s where he earned a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Divinity Studies before being ordained as a Catholic priest by the Peoria Diocese during December 1996.   Father Smith served as pastor with the Peoria Catholic Diocese and taught high school students at Marquette Academy in Ottawa, Illinois.  In 2002, Father Smith joined the U.S Navy as a commissioned officer in the Chaplain Corps where he served on sea duty in the Far East.

  With prayers for Father Jerome Smith’s eternal rest, the Smith Family thanks God for the gift of his life, his vocation to the Catholic Church, for the way he loved and cared for those less fortunate, and for his immense love for the Blessed Mother and the Rosary.

  Jerome was preceded in death by his parents William J. and Mary B. Smith; and his brother, baby William Smith (birth 1944).

  He is survived by siblings Gregory (Kaye) Smith, William Smith (birth 1945), Mary Louise Davis, Barbara (Jon) Morgan, Patricia (Casey) Noxon, Thomas (Margret) Smith, James Smith, Colleen (Thomas) LaMantia, and Robert (Boni) Smith.  Jerome has many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and a family of friends.

  Memorials may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Streator.

  Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.solontelford.com.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Friday
September 30, 2022

9:45 AM

Visitation
Friday
September 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Streator, Illinois)

Mass of Christian Burial
Friday
September 30, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Streator, Illinois)

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