James Healy

James "Jim" Bruce Healy, 86, a former longtime resident of Hinsdale, died April 12, 2023, in Peoria.

Jim was born in 1936 in Chicago to James Richard and Virginia (Knight) Healy. At age 4 his family moved to Hinsdale and resided on the Healy farm with his siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandfather. The Healy stable was where Jim developed his love for horses and polo.

Jim was a graduate of Hinsdale Township High School and Chicago Technical College. He served four years in the U.S. Air Force before going on to work in many different capacities for his family's business, S.A. Healy Construction Co. His loves were family, fishing and reading.

On July 28, 1962, he married his beloved, Peggy (Flanagan) of Peoria.

They were longtime residents of Hinsdale, where they raised their two children, James and Marion. The couple relocated to a retirement facility in Peoria in 2016.

Jim was preceded in death by his siblings, Stephen and June (Reece).

He is survived by his wife, Peggy; his children, James (Sarah) and Marion; his granddaughters, Raven, Haley, Sophia and Brianna; and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held April 22 in Peoria.

Memorials may be sent to Holy Family Catholic Church, 3720 N. Sterling Ave., Peoria, IL 61615.

An online guestbook can be signed by logging onto http://www.wrightandsalmon.com.