Lucille Colgan

Last Updated on March 18th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

Lucille Colgan, 104, of Bradford, Illinois passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 at Courtyard Estates, Bradford.
She was born October 2, 1912 in Galesburg, IL the daughter of James and Lucille Nellinger.
She married Francis “Hank” Colgan in Bradford. They were married for 57 years. He preceded her in death
February 23, 1993.
Lucille was also preceded in death by 1 daughter, Jeannine Dalpiaz; two granddaughters:
Amy Colgan and Sharon Weber; one great-grandson, Nathan Scheeler; 1 daughter-in-law, Mary Colgan;
2 brothers and 2 sisters.
Surviving are 3 daughters: Peg (Bob) Bauer of Marcy, NY, Mary Ann (Butch) Knobloch of Tiskilwa, IL, and
Helen (Ken) Slane of Peoria, IL; 4 sons: Bill (Carol) Colgan of Dunlap, IL, Bob (Virginia) Colgan of Bradford, IL,
Jim Colgan of Bradford, IL, Joe (Sandi) Colgan of Bradford, IL; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren;
and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to being the mother of her large family, Lucille was an accomplished seamstress, which she truly
enjoyed. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bradford and a member of their Altar
and Rosary Society.
A Funeral Mass will be offered Monday, March 20, 2017 at 10:30a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
Bradford with Father Patrick Henehan, officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the Church.
Memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or the Bradford Rescue Squad.
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