John McGrail
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1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018
Fred C. Dames Funeral Homes - Joliet
3200 Black at Essington Roads
Joliet, Illinois, United States
(815) 741-5500

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church
15629 Illinois Route 59
Plainfield, Illinois, United States
Prayers at the funeral home chapel will be held at 9:45 a.m. before procession to the church.


12:00 pm
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery - Plainfield
Rt. 59 and east on Plainfield-Naperville Road
Plainfield, Illinois, United States

Memorial Contributions

In honor of his brother, Sean, memorials in his name to the Brain Trauma Foundation ( would be appreciated.

Obituary of John C. McGrail

John C. “Jack” McGrail, age 26, of Plainfield, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from an undiagnosed heart condition.

Born August 17, 1992, in Oak Lawn, he was a 2011 graduate of Plainfield South High School, and was a proud member of I. B. E. W. Local #9.

Jack is the loving son of Matthew T. and Maureen M. (nee O'Malley); dear brother of  Shannon (Mike) Jones, Maggie (Pat) Howard, Mary McGrail, and the late Sean McGrail; dear grandson of  Margaret McGrail and the late Clifford McGrail, and John “Duke” and Joan O’Malley; proud uncle of Matthew, Molly and Brady; and fond  nephew of Cliff (Bobbie) McGrail, Marty (Vicki) McGrail, Margaret (Pete) Aparicio, Karen (the late Earl) Fitzner, Kathleen (Keith) Kobiernicki, Erin Johnson, Colleen (Jerry) Granato, Kerrie (Bob) McAvoy and the late Patrick (Mary Susan) O'Malley.  Many loving great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends also survive.

Also surviving is the one and only love of his life, Kayle O’Boyle.  They dated for four wonderful years but had known each other since childhood.  They loved going to the movies, playing mini-golf, enjoying baseball and football games, especially Notre Dame, but most of all spending every moment possible together.

He will be remembered by his family as a beloved and devoted son, brother, uncle, and nephew who loved spending time with his family.  His prowess in baseball and football will also not be forgotten.

Funeral Services for John C. “Jack” McGrail will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:45 a.m., from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, to St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 129 S. Division St., Plainfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Immaculate Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In honor of his brother, Sean, memorials in his name to the Brain Trauma Foundation  (  would be appreciated.
For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at

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