John O'Malley

Obituary of John O'Malley

Age 81, died on May 14, 2018. 

Beloved husband of the late Betty Anne (McMahon) O'Malley; cherished father of Karen, Erin (Dan) Saunders, Eileen (Mark) Kalal, Deirdre (Brian) Keating, John (Angela), Elizabeth (Gabriel) Spinacce, Maria (Denys) Van Renen, Martin (Michelle) and Kevin (Stephanie); loving grandad of 26. Proud member of Stationary Engineers Local #399.  

He was born in Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland, to John and Katie O'Malley on March 12, 1937.  He is remembered for his strong work ethic, his great storytelling, and devotion to his family.

 He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, and is survived by three sisters, Sister Carmel O'Malley, Angela Cox, and Margaret Squires and three brothers, Walter (Anna Marie) O'Malley, Austin (Sarah) O'Malley, and Noel (Bridie) O’Malley.  

Funeral Services will be Friday, May 18, 2018 with Visitation from 8:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet, then procession to St Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield, for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m.  Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary of Providence, 4200 N. Austin, Chicago, IL 60634. For information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his memorial tribute at