Monday, August 30, 2010

Sally Ann (Furey) Dempsey

Sally Ann Furey Dempsey, died Monday, August 30, 2010, in Racine, Wisconsin. She was 99.

Mrs. Dempsey was born July 13, 1911, in Youngstown, Ohio, daughter of Anna Cecelia (Nee: Rufh) and Frank O. Furey. She married Edward Thomas Dempsey on November 29, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa. Her husband preceded her in death on May 30, 1955. Together, they had eight children, all of whom survive: Mary F. Cotter of Racine, David (fiancée, Samsoon Lee) of Silver Spring, MD, Neil (Barbel) of Mount Clemens, MI, George (Maria) of Heath, TX, Timothy (Barbara) of Windsor Heights, IA, Anne (James) Borland of South Milwaukee, WI, Terrence (Bonnie) of Racine, Msgr. Patrick E. Dempsey of Washington, D.C.; fifteen grandchildren, Cathleen Cotter, Christopher Cotter, John (Nancie) Cotter, Joan (David) Pike, James (Christine) Cotter, William (Beth) Cotter, Thomas (Christie) Dempsey, Richard Dempsey, Bryan (Caron) Dempsey, Edward Dempsey, Mark, Kathryn and Daniel Dempsey, Sean Borland and Shannon (Rufus) Evans; and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Dempsey is also survived by a brother, James (Kathleen) Furey of Tampa, FL; five nieces, and ten nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her two sisters, Eileen Reed, Rosemary Steele; and her great-grandson, Myles Evans.

Mrs. Dempsey was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sioux City from 1948 until 1977 when she moved to Racine. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Racine from 1977 until her death. From 1964 until 1977 she was employed with the Department of Social Services Woodbury County in Sioux City.

Her son, Msgr. Patrick E. Dempsey, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at noon, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Ave. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Monday, September 6, 2010, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (Rosary recited at 5:30 p.m.). Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Racine, or St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Lakeshore Manor for their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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