Obituaries

Robert F. O’Connor

Robert F. O’Connor aka “Frank”, “Francie” or “Bob”, native of Dulague, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Ireland; beloved husband of 58 years to the late Mary nee Joyce; loving father of Mary (Leroy Cummings), Maurice (Gina Farrell), James, Noreen and Sheila CPD; cherished grandfather of Mairead, Joseph, Michael, Liam and the late Mary Clare; dear brother of the late Maurice, James, John, Patrick and Margaret; fond uncle of many; a friend to all who knew him; A proud Kerryman and  member of the  Local #10 Carpenters,  #399 Stationary Engineers and Kerry Association. Funeral Tuesday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 block East of Austin) to St. Constance Church, Mass 10:30 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Monday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Patrick Fathers Missionaries. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

The funeral mass will be live streamed. See the video box below.

Sally Fleming

Sally Fleming, 78; beloved wife of Liam; loving mother of Tom, Lisa (Rich) Galka and Ann; cherished grandmother of Liam, Tommy, Liam, and Maggie; Visitation Saturday, February 10, from 10 AM until time of Mass, 11 AM, at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park & Melvina). Interment Private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Arrangements entrusted to Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Robert I. Sweeney

Robert I. Sweeney, 92; beloved husband of Charlotte nee Lentz; loving father of Mark (Theresa), Julie (Greg) Grana, Lisa, Paul (Eileen), Kathie (Doug) Mulvey, Nancy, Joe (Becky), Don (Brittney) and Ed (Courtney); cherished grandfather of Hannah, Molly, Patrick, Gregory (Meghan), MaryGrace, AJ, Aubrey, Emma, Olivia, Charlotte, Liam, Adam, Ava, Zac, Izzie, Mason, Max, Maelyn and Robbie; US Army Veteran and retired Chicago Police Officer of 35 years. Friends and Family will meet Saturday for Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pascal Church (Irving Park Rd and Melvina) at 10:30 AM. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation Friday 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 1407 W. Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607. For info 773-777-3944 or www.gffh.com

Thomas Naughton

Thomas Naughton, native of Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved husband of the late Annie nee Lydon; loving father of Patricia (Stephen) McDonagh, Thomas and the late John; cherished grandfather of Abigail Naughton and John, Clare, Stevie and the late Connor McDonagh; dear brother of Kathleen (the late James) Sheehy, Bridget (the late Bill) Pollard, Mary (the late Paul) Haugh, Annie (Peter) Quinn, Nora, Margaret (the late Thomas) Folan, Florence (Patrick) Murphy and the late Michael (Nancy), Patrick (Donna), and Austin; cherished uncle and great-uncle of far too many to count; friend to all who knew him; 50+ years a member of Local #399; Funeral Monday 9 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Mary of the Woods Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Ascension Alexian Brothers – Hospice Residence, 901 Martha St, Elk Grove Village, in memory of Thomas Naughton. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Thomas Heneghan

Thomas Heneghan, 81, native of Shangorth, Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo, Ireland; beloved husband of Nora nee Collins; loving father of Thomas (Suzan), James (Megan), and Shawn (Margaret);  adoring Papa of Jack, Max, Will, Lily, Maeve, Emmett, Colette, Edward, Brendan and Nora; fond brother of Maureen (the late Martin) Staunton, James (Mary Ann), Nancy (Peter) Maguire and the late Bridie (the late Jackie) Godley, and Michael; fond uncle of many; Visitation Monday 3-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. Family & friends will gather for Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4666 N Austin Ave. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St Patrick Fathers. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

Joseph Alan Thiel

What’s not to love about a man who loved his family — almost as much as he loved the New York Yankees or the Chicago Cubs, cold Miller Lites, Fishing, Golf, the Beach, and being a Member of Local 130 Plumbers Union?Joseph Alan Thiel, 49, of Chicago, Illinois, died on December 26, 2023.Joe was born in Chicago in 1974. Joe attended St. John’s Lutheran Grade School, Graduating from Notre Dame College Preparatory High School, Joe was an honored Journeyman Union Plumber Local 130 for 23 years.Joe is survived by his children: Abigail Rose and Jake Sterling Thiel. Sister: Jennifer (Greg) James. Nephew: Matthew Jahnke. Niece: Cristina James. Ex-Wife: Michelle Louis-Thiel. Girlfriend: Sara Mancuso. 
Joe was preceded in death by Parents: Alan Thiel and Edwardine Bigbear.A Funeral Mass will be Thursday, January 25, 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, 6020 W Ardmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60646.
Interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N River Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.Proceeding Joe’s service come share your memories at Emerald Isle, 6686 N Northwest HWY, Chicago, IL 60631.(Emerald Isle will be open 01/25/2024 at 1:00 PM for Joe’s Celebration of Life)

Gail Conneely

Gail Conneely (McRaven), age 54; beloved wife of Sean; loving mother of Amanda Blair, loving daughter of Carol and the late GB Watkins and Richard Butterworth; cherished Gaga of Gianna; dear sister to Dawn Wilson, Jason (Eunsung) McRaven, Eric (Lisette) Butterworth, Danny (Amanda) Butterworth, Tom (Melanie) Watkins, and George (Lisa) Watkins Jr.; amazing sister-in-law to Michael (Kristin) Conneely, Mary Margaret (Bill) MacFadyen, and Thomas (Shirley) Conneely; spectacular aunt to many including Christi, Paige, Colman, Morgan, Jillian, Liam, Fiona, Caidyn and Colm.

Lifelong friend and sister from another mister of the Bitch and Wine crew: Allyson, Jackie, Janet, Laila, Susan Traci, and Maria. She touched the lives of so many, it was truly an honor to know her and call her a friend. She loved life and her fur babies: Mikey, Chuck, Coby, Abby, Lucy, Gigi and Oki. She was passionate about music, gardening, animal organizations especially PAWS, but most importantly spending time with Gianna. Her loss will be felt immensely by many.

Memorial Visitation Monday 4-8 PM at Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin). Interment private. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

 

Joseph Leo Campbell

Joseph Leo Campbell, 55; cherished son of the late Elizabeth nee Cadigan and Joseph; loving brother of Jane Lykins, Barbara (Eric) Holmberg, Rosemary (Patrick) Henehan, and the late Kevin; dear uncle of Garrett Middleton, Katie Lykins, Zachary Holmberg, Zoe Holmberg, Elizabeth (David) Williams, Patrick Henehan, Jack (Lia) Henehan and great uncle of Isabella Williams; Funeral Monday 10 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 10:30 AM. Interment All Saints cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com

John T. Heger, Jr.

Chief Master Sergeant John T. Heger, Jr., 91; died peacefully December 27, 2023. He proudly served 35 years of military service, with 20 years as part of the National Guard Services. John was the NCOIC of H.F. Radio and member of the 264th Combat Communications Squadron. In 1953 John became a long-standing member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #2578. Beloved husband of the late Marilyn nee Vogt; loving father of Catherine Heger-Miller, William T. (Doris) and the late Robert T. and John F.; cherished grandfather of Miranda Rae Miller; great-grandfather of Amelia B.; dear brother of Judith Mills and the late Virginia Reynolds; Funeral Saturday, January 6th 9:30 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home 5917 W. Irving Park RD (½ Block East of Austin) to St. Pascal Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Friday, January 5th from 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com