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John J. Torpey, age 47, of Manatawny Rd., Boyertown, died Sunday in PMMC.

Born in Phila. Pa., he was the son of Adeline M. (Juliano) Grady, of Pottstown, and the late John J. Torpey.

He was a 1979 graduate of Boyertown High School, and worked as a supervisor for Yaculak Concrete Co., in Pottstown.  He also served in the U.A. Air Force.

John was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Club, Pottstown, along with St. Gabriel’s Lodge, in Stowe, and the Brookside Country Club. He also belonged to the Boyertown American Legion Post #471. He enjoyed fishing, particularly deep sea fishing, and was a big Phillies fan. John was so loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving with his mother, is a good friend, Wendy Bass, and his maternal grandmother, Eleanor (Madell) Juliano, of Boyertown, along with a brother, Robert Torpey, of Boyertown, and a sister, Linda Shaffer, of Pottstown.  He is also survived by a neice, Amanda Marie Hoffman, and two nephews, Anthony M. Shaffer, and John A. Shaffer.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM in St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., with the Rev. Robert Quinn, officiating. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Phila.  Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM, at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 711 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, and also on Friday from 9:45 to 10:15 AM at the church.

Contributions may be made in his memory to:  St. Columbkill R.C. Church, 200 Indian Spring Rd., Boyertown, Pa.  19512.

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