Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

Phone:(773) 777-3944

Fax:(773) 777-3295


James F. Fahey

James “Jim” Fahey, Ret CPD, US Marine Veteran; beloved husband of the late Margaret “Marge” nee McGrath’ cherished father of Breanne (Joe) Nikkel and Eileen; loving grandpa of Callum and Mairead Nikkel; dear brother of the late Patsy Foley; fond brother-in-law of Maureen (Gil) Sanks and the late Tom Ret. CPD (Colette) McGrath and Joanne (Chuck Ret. CPD) Jones; special cousin of the late Cathy (the late Joe) Suchan and Daniel (the late Kathie) McGrath; uncle of many; He was warm and kindhearted and everyone’s favorite guy. Visitation Wednesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd (1/2 Block East of Austin) and Thursday 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM at St. Pascal Church (Melvina & Irving Park). Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Misericordia. For info 773-777-3944 or

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Wednesday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL
Thursday 10 AM until time of Mass at St Pascal Church

Funeral Mass
St. Pascal Church 11:00 AM
Melvina & Irving Park
Chicago, IL

Queen of Heaven Cemetery
Hillside, IL

This post has 8 comments
Cheryl Petracco
26 Jun 2023

So sorry for your loss, your dad was a wonderful man. May he RIP.
The Petracco Family

Jennifer Catanzaro(mckenna)
26 Jun 2023

Very sorry to read about the passing your dad. He was a great guy.

Karen McIntyre
27 Jun 2023

Our condolences, so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was a great guy.

THE McIntyre family


Our sympathy and special prayers for Jim and all his family and friends.

"Sgt. Al" P., (018 CPD ret.)
27 Jun 2023

I had the extreme pleasure to work alongside Jim in 018. He was always mild-mannered and dedicated to his profession, yet enjoyed some humor along the way. Thank you for your service as a United State Marine along with your friendship, “on da’ job” over the years. May the great God now invite you into His open arms for your ultimate, “Welcome Home.” Rest in peace our brother.


Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Jim will be remembered at the next Police Mass.

In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]

Patrick Kelly (ret. 014, 018 )
28 Jun 2023

Worked with Jimmy in 014 and 018 what a great guy , remember being at his 40th bday party.God bless this brave Marine and CPD officer

Trino Santoyo (Vietnam Vet.)
2 Jul 2023

May I extend sincere condolences to Jim’s family and friends in his passing.

We recently heard of this via the recent passing of another alumnus (viz. Mike Burke) of St. Mel High School–class of 1969. There’s an indefinable comradeship among Melman which oddly endures among us. And as a fellow military veteran, I salute you, Jim. May you rest in peace.


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