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“I've had the privilege of knowing Jim since my high school days. I was a player on the opposing team while Jim was the coach for the girl's tennis...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Gracie Maratea - Mokena, IL

“Coach Trudeau was a mentor in every sense of the world. What patience he had with all of the craziness the HF tennis teams brought his way. He will...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Kristin Acuff - Falls Church, VA

“Jim was a great friend. As White Sox fans, we shared many games together and he even got me to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field, before they were any...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Gerencher - Lemont, IL

“You will be missed ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: JAVIER RAMOS - Homewood, IL

“Was a classmate of Jims.We played drums in the High School bandin Oak Lawn.Was a great guy, and great drummer.Our hearts and prayers go out to the...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: James Gibson - Higbee, MO

“I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart and prayers go out to all the family and friends. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Teri Watland - Homewood, IL

“Saddened to hear of Mr. Trudeau passing. He was a great teacher back in my days at HF 88-92. Prayers for the entire family. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Nicole Yaniz - Mokena, IL

“I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to family and friends of James. It's times like these when the loving promises of our Heavenly Father such...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jorjette

“Our deepest sympathy at Jim's passing. We have fond memories of the Trudeau family when we were neighbors in Homewood. May he Rest In Peace. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Bonnie Hennessey - St. Augustine, FL

“So sorry for your loss. As a former tennis player for HF(1972), I could see his passion not only for the game, but also for the players. A great...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Goldman - McKinney, TX

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Age 71, of New Lenox, passed away, Thursday, January 18th, 2018 at his home in New Lenox.

James is survived by his loving family, wife, Bonnie Trudeau (Broom), daughter, Collette (James) Turnbull, brother, Bernard (Christine) Trudeau, granddaughter, Cara Trudeau, nieces and nephews, Dr. Kevin (Carolyn) Trudeau, Claudine (Michael) Arseneau and Kenneth Trudeau.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Margaret Trudeau (Harrington).

James was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox. He grew up in Oak Lawn and was the first Bone Scholar recipient and a graduate of Illinois State University. James was a math teacher and tennis coach at Homewood Flossmoor High School for 33 years and then taught at The University of St. Francis for 8 ½ years and coached there for 15 years.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Monday, January 22nd 2018 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Mass, St. Jude Catholic Church, 241 W. 2nd Avenue, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Association or the Woman's Tennis Team at the University of St. Francis. For information or 815-485-3700.