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Jacobs, Cailtlin

Caitlin Jacobs

Caitlin Elizabeth Cagney Jacobs, 31, died peacefully at 10:40 PM, March 30, 2022, surrounded by her adoring family.

Michael Jacobs, her father, will never find a better audience for his jokes. She is probably still giggling at the beep and wave that got her every time. Her mother, Mary Cagney Jacobs will miss taking her broke best friend to breakfast and seeing limited release movies with two other people in the room.

She was the best big sissy to her babies, Emma, Eddie, and Tommy who was also her Godson. She is the former wife and dear friend of Christopher Meehan, originally from Ireland. Isla Rummelhoff was her beloved Goddaughter. Because cancer sucks, she passed without wrinkles that she feared, but she was preceded in death only by her grandfather, Thomas Jacobs.

Her Nana, Charlene Burzawa Simioni Cagney, was her stalwart champion and her most amazing secret keeper. Who will she cook for now? Her grandpa, Edward (Barbara) Cagney III, will miss hiding out with her at family parties, laughing about nonsense. She is also survived by her loving grandma, Theresa (Campbell) Jacobs.

Her innumerable aunts and uncles will miss her wit. Her Godmother, Margaret (Simioni) Lucas will miss looking up at her towering niece. Her Godfather, Mark Jacobs, won’t have to pick up her special snacks anymore.

Caitlin may have been an only child for the first twelve years of her life, but her Auntie Deanna picked her up from school everyday and brought her to play and swim with all those Rummelhoffs. On both sides of her family, she was surrounded by dozens of cousins who helped toughen up our buttercup. Those cousins made her an auntie of dozens. Amanda (Rummelhoff) Britton loses her cousin and first friend. She was best friends with Logan Rummelhoff who drew her the best pictures you could ever imagine.

When she entered Trinity, she met her BFF, Kelly Grusecki, who got the extra sister and LG travel mate she didn’t even know she needed. The many friends she made at St. Ambrose University gave her a profound love of country music. Many moons ago, Caitlin started walking Colleen Koepke to school, and over the past year, Colleen became her TV buddy, doctor escort, and foot massager. Megan (Norton) Rummelhoff made sure her manicures over the last year were of the highest quality. Caitlin loved her nails, hair, and brows to be on point!

Ms. Jacobs was a preschool teacher at St. Ferdinand School, a kindergarten, special education, and 8th grade teacher at Acero Rogers Park, and a special education teacher at Warren Park Elementary School in Cicero.

In lieu of flowers, please do what our Booger would do: treat yourself! Then, order shots and put them on her Dad’s tab. Slainte!


The wake will be held Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60634 from 3:00 – 9:00 PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 10:30 AM at St. Pascal Church, 3935 N Melvina Ave, Chicago, IL 60634.

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This post has 10 comments
Felicia M.
1 Apr 2022

Caitlin was always a pleasure to be around in class and in the halls of Trinity! Always laughing and smiling! Condolences to the family and friends! Rest easy Caitlin!

Mary Walker
1 Apr 2022

Cait was a positive light in our family and loved by so many. I love you and memories of you will always make me smile. Love, Aunt Mary

Ginny Quinones
1 Apr 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Caitlin. She was always so strong and brave. May she Rest in Peace. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

Sarah Jacobs
1 Apr 2022

Uncle Mike and Aunt Mary, thank you for bringing Cait into this world and allowing all of us the absolute pleasure of her presence. Emma, Eddie, and Tommy – you have your very own guardian angel watching over you. Your sister loved you so much! Haven’t stopped thinking about all of you and praying for you. She will be forever missed. Love you Cait! Rest easy now Cuz! <3

Hope Lyle
1 Apr 2022

Caitlin was always so full of life at Trinity and always making others laugh! She never hesitated to include me or break the ice knowing I was more shy than others and I have never forgotten that. I’m glad I still have the few photos of us at Trinity prom and Kairos. Rest In Peace Caitlin!

Lindsey Vanderheyden
2 Apr 2022

I attended Trinity my freshman and sophomore years before moving away. I remember being quiet and shy but she took the time to make sure I wasn’t alone and that I was seen. She was so great at keeping us smiling!! All fond memories of her! Rest in peace Caitlin. You are loved by many ❤

Monica Figueroa-Cooper
2 Apr 2022

I remember seeing her smiling all the time. Condolences to the family. 🙏

Karen (Schweda) Melzer
3 Apr 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Caitlyn’s passing. Every time I ran into Charlene at church, I would get the update on the family and Caitlyn. I haven’t seen Charlene in a while but every time I had talked to her in the past,she would always express Caitlin’s positive spirit and hopeful outlook for the future. I will keep all of you in my prayers and that the Lord will be with you all as you grieve.

Wanda petrucci
5 Apr 2022

We’ve always thought of Caitlin as our “3rd daughter”. When she and Nicki and Ashley got together I never knew what goofiness they would create. She has always been deeply loved by us and will in turn be deeply missed. My love and prayers go to you Mary and Mike for raising such a spirited and beautiful human. She wasn’t with us long, but her imprint will last forever. RIP in love and light.

Yasmin Pabon
5 Apr 2022

Forever, I will cherish all the memories of teacher Jacobs. She was such a humble and kind teacher that I was very saddened to learn she’s gone! My son was truly grateful to have her as a teacher ! To her family, my heartfelt condolences.(Jayden Cruz 2nd grade student)


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