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John J. Honan

Born: 1925     Died: 2012

John J. Honan

John J. Honan. age 86, Retired C.P.D., WW II U.S. Army Veteran, 106th Infantry Division and P.O.W. Beloved husband of Patricia nee Brennan and the late Patricia Burke Honan. Loving father of John M. Honan, late Terrance (Marge) Honan, Patricia (Michael) Vlasek, Mary (Gary) Wagner, Joan (George) Tomaszewski, Carol (John) Ziegler and Michael (Debbie) Honan. Step father of Tom, Mike and Bob Brennan. Proud grandfather and great grandfather of 28. Dear brother of George and Maureen Honan. Fond son of the late John and Sarah Honan. John lived in Johnson Creek, WI and was a long time resident of Chicago and part time resident of Ft. Myers, FL. Funeral Wednesday, 9:00 am from the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park to St. Stephen Church. Mass 9:30 am. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation 2 to 8 pm Tuesday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lung Association of Greater Chicago, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60601. (708) 614-9900 or 


February 21, 2012  2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brady-Gill, Tinley Park   -   Map
16600 S. Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park


February 22, 2012
Mass 9:30 am
St. Stephen Church, Tinley Park, IL.

Final Disposition:

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip, IL



Arlene Furlong 02-29-2012 12:37

Dear Michael and family,

My deepest sympathies.


Hugh Brennan 02-22-2012 19:09

I love you soooooo much Grandpa! My favorite memory with you was sitting on your lap at the farm watching westerns.

I love you Grandpa's -rest in peace!

Marshall Lindsey 02-22-2012 07:19

My prayers and condolences to the family. John's legacy lives on in the truly awesome and beautiful family he has helped to create.

Lauren Honan 02-21-2012 11:16

There is a special place in my heart you will stay in forever. I love you and miss you very much Grandpa.

I can feel you smiling down on us all:) RIP

Kathleen Brennan 02-21-2012 05:59

Dear John - you were truly a great man and will be missed by this Brennan bunch more than words can express! Thank you for showing us that hero's do exist.

Love Kathleen

Tim and Mindy Duffy 02-20-2012 15:55

What a beautiful video. He lived such a full life, we are proud to have known him. God bless all the Honan family.We will miss him so much.

karen kukis 02-20-2012 13:10

Uncle John, You will always hold a special
place in all of our hearts. We have many great memories. I agree, we will all miss that
wink of acknowledgement ! You will be truly missed. RIP.
Love,The Kukis Family

Ryan Honan 02-20-2012 13:00

I could not imagine feeling more proud of someone than the way I feel about Grandpa Honan. His courage and generosity will be admired by loved ones forever.


Bill McLaughlin 02-20-2012 12:53

John, will always remember times at the farm. Days we spent at the "Mucky Duck" Tavern in FL. Great memories buddy. Peace out!

Jennifer Ochoa 02-20-2012 10:45

Saturday I was on the phone a majority of the day talking to my mom and sharing memories of you. I couldn't stop laughing about some of the things you were known for. Example being using the word "toots" and I guess giving that famous wink as a sign of acknowledgement . You were such a no nonsense kind of guy! I appreicate you for being a part of my life as well as my childrens. Some kids never get to have a great grand parent in their life, but I was very fortunate to have you be able to be part of Jaime and Jesse's life. You will be so missed!


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