James Edward Ney, MD passed on to Eternal Life at his home in Delavan, WI on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Bruks). Loving father to daughters Debra (Richard) Acker, Michelle (Thomas) Masson II, and Sara (William) O’Reilly. Proud grandfather of Dr. Christopher (Ashley) Acker, Sarah (Frank) Cummins, Samantha Masson, Taylor Masson, Jonathan O’Reilly, Caitlin O’Reilly, and great-grandfather to Jude Acker. James is survived by brother Luke (Barbara) Ney, sisters Connie (Alfred) Pilz, Louise (Robert) Kohls, Nancy (Robert) Harris, and Mary McAllister. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. James was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Olivia Ney, and brothers Earl and John, and brother-in-law Thomas McAlister.
James enjoyed a long medical career as an ophthalmologist in Milwaukee and Oconomowoc, WI. He was a passionate gardener and a skilled luthier. An accomplished musician, James played with several local orchestra and musical groups. His wife and three daughters meant everything to him. He offered all the guidance he could, but time was always valued as his most precious gift. He will be dearly missed.
On Monday, December 28, 2020, visitation will be at 10:00 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Whitewater, WI. Interment at Calvary Cemetery to follow.
Due to COVID-19 and the safety of all, we will follow the Archdiocese and St. Patrick’s restrictions and guidelines:
* All attendees must wear a mask and practice social distancing.
* Seating is limited, please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend in person for seat availability.
For your convenience, mass will also be live streamed at this link on Monday, December 28th beginning with a pre-service prayer at 10:45 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. This stream will be archived and available to view for the next three months at Nitardy Funeral Homes’ website.
There will be no reception after the graveside service. Please join us for a Celebration of Life gathering in August 2021. Details will be available mid-summer.
In lieu of flowers, we suggest a Memorial in the name James E. Ney, with a check made payable to ProHealth Care Foundation and indicate in the memo field that this is a donation in memory of James E. Ney. Checks can be mailed to ProHealth Care Foundation at 725 American Ave, Waukesha, WI 53188.
The Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com