John McKeown

John J. McKeown

Sunday, February 6th, 1949 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
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John J. McKeown, 70, June 4, 2019, lifetime resident of the South Side of Chicago, Canaryville neighborhood. Dearly beloved husband of Rita Jesse McKeown; devoted father of John (Darlene Tremore) McKeown, James (Joan Cruz) McKeown, Brian (Ann) McKeown, and Colleen (Russell Lowe) McKeown; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Fallon, Breanna, Adam, Kieley, and Milania; loving brother of Donna (the late Bernard) Mattes; fond uncle of Bernard (Diane) Mattes, Jr.; and a dear friend of many.

Services at MCINERNEY CENTRAL CHAPEL, 4635 S. Wallace St., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., at chapel, to St. Gabriel Church, 600 W. 45th St., Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Burial St. Mary Cemetery.

Please visit JOHN J. MCKEOWN BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or For more Funeral info: call (773) 268-0703.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    4635 South Wallace Street
    CHICAGO, IL 60609
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Gabriel Church
    4522 South Wallace
    CHICAGO, IL 60609
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chapel prayers and funeral procession departing McInerney's at 9:30 a.m.
    Rev. Thomas Griffin, OSA
  • Interment

    St. Mary Cemetery
    3701 W. 87th St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Services will be held at GRAVESIDE Section KN - Block 20 - Lot 1 - Grave 7


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Mike Kernats

Posted at 09:16pm
John was my cousin, the son of my favorite aunt Ruth. He was a constant and important part of my early childhood in Chicago. We spent lots of time together throughout my life, until I left Chicago to go to college, then the army, then to law school, then to a career in Wisconsin. My earliest memories include John. I am shocked and saddened to learn that he is gone.

Your Fields Family

Posted at 02:40pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
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Love, Bernie Jr. and Diane Mattes

Posted at 10:00pm
Dear Aunt Rita, John, Jim, Brian & Colleen;

Uncle John is a fixture in my favorite memories. His warm smile will be missed, but he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.
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Ruth Sulk

Posted at 06:20pm
The best memories I have is growing up with him as my big brother all my life , His love for his family was beyond all . RIP my brother the love never leaves its carried with you.xoxo

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