John “Jack” Geraghty

John P. Geraghty

John “Jack” Geraghty, age 83 of LaGrange Park. Beloved husband of 59 years to Mary Kay Geraghty, nee O’Malley; fond father of Kathleen (Greg) Mason, Therese “Terri” (Peter) Thursby and Mary Kate (Matthew) Sableski; dear grandfather of Brigid Mason, Jack Thursby, Kay Thursby, Joe Thursby, Kevin Thursby, Anne Sableski, Patrick Sableski, Nora Sableski, Colleen Sableski and the late Margaret Mason; brother of Peggy (the late Richard) Hintz and Mary (John) Blasko; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Visitation Monday, January 18, 2021 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 10 people are allowed in the funeral home at a time. Face coverings are required, the lounge facilities are closed, no food or beverages are allowed inside. All are asked to pay their respects/condolences to Jack and his family and be cognitive of others waiting to do the same.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021,10 A.M. at St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park.

All wishing to attend Mass need to register at:
100 guests maximum will be allowed to attend Mass. Please pre-register to confirm your attendance. Sign up will close on Monday, January 18, 2021 at 3 P.M. Walk-ins will be welcome on a space limited basis.

A live stream of the Mass will be available to viewed at If you are unable to participate during the live stream a recording will be available to be viewed at anytime and downloaded at the same link by day’s end on Wednesday.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated as Masses to be said at Holy Guardian Angels Parish, St. Louise de Marillac.

Information 708-485-2000 or

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o John Geraghty Family. We will gladly forward it on to the Family.

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  1. Janet (Rodeghier) & Scott Beckman condolence:

    The memories of Jack’s smile and all the stories he would tell will live on. Our hearts are with all of you during this time. Love to all of you. The Beckman Family ❤

  2. Adrienne Quill condolence:

    Mrs. Geraghty,

    My condolences on your loss. I always looked forward to seeing you at the holidays and at Irish Dancing events.
    He fought the good fight and kept the faith.

  3. Pamela Burner condolence:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. My deepest sympathies go out to Mary Kay, Kathy, Terri, Mary Kate & their families. I knew him since childhood & he was a man with a great heart & who will be missed by all who knew him.

  4. Jeanne Dardis Henschell condolence:

    Dear Terri and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Count on our continued prayers, in this difficult time.
    God bless,
    The Henschell Family

  5. Erin Halm condolence:

    Dear Aunt Mary Kay, Kathy, Terri and Kate,
    I’m sorry that I cannot be with you in person to mourn Uncle Jack and to celebrate his life with you. He was a special soul who cared deeply for his entire family, and he will be terribly missed by us all. I am praying for you all as you grieve his passing and praying for his soul, but I already know he is safe in the arms of love.
    Love to you all from Brazil,

  6. Tony and Peggy Zumpano condolence:

    We offer our sincere condolences. May he rest in peace.

  7. Judy Popernik condolence:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  8. Gar Thomas condolence:

    Very sorry to hear the news about your Dad.
    May he RIP at the side of Jesus.

    Gar & Stephanie

  9. Sr. Jackie Schmitz condolence:

    Holding all in prayer at this difficult time.
    Fond memories of the family and our days at Nazareth Academy. ❤️ Sr. Jackie

  10. Mizdrak Family condolence:

    His smile, his laugh, his love of family and truly enduring spirit. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, fortunately for all of us, we got to share in. We are sadden, but we know that the beautiful memories of his love will always be in your hearts. Peace of heart, Mrs. Geraghty.
    Love, Denise, Des, Daniel and Tim Mizdrak

  11. Margaret Clark condolence:

    Dear Mary Kay and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. You have my
    deepest condolences and prayers. I will always cherish the many memories of his
    smile and laugh, he was so very nice.

  12. Mary Voldan condolence:

    Mary Kay, my deepest sympathy on your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  13. Grace Miglore condolence:

    Terri and family: so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

  14. Frank Covington condolence:

    I’m sorry about your loss and will keep you and Mr. Geraghty in my prayers.

  15. Mark and Donna Boyle condolence:

    Sad to hear about Jack’s passing. It was always fun to meet up at the family picnic.
    Mary Kay, Terri, and all your family will be in our prayers.

  16. Sandie and Rich Carlson condolence:

    Mary Kay and family our prayers and thought are with you, we are so sad to hear about Jack. We have so many great memories of our time with you in Brookfield and Rich and Jacks graduation from IIT. Love you.

  17. Steve Wickman condolence:

    I worked with Jack back in the 1970’s/1980’s in my early days @ Commonwealth Edison. Jack was always a friendly voice with his assistance to me as a new field engineer with the Company with issues related to circuit breakers in the field. The ComEd family always remembers the great relationships we develop with each other through our working years and beyond. We share your grief in losing this great family member…

  18. Tom and Lucile Nichol condolence:

    Mary Kay and Mary Kate
    So sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed our visits at Nazareth band, track and cross country. Great times and memories. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  19. Tom and Lucile Nichol condolence:

    So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Wonderful memories of Mary Kate and Molly at Nazareth’s band concerts, track, and cross country meets. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Robert A Schrage condolence:

    My sympathy on Jack’s passing. I had the opportunity and pleasure to know and work with Jack at ComEd for a lot of years. Jack was a great person, friend and coworker. He will be missed by me and all of his friends at ComEd.

  21. John & Jolene lorenz condolence:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. My mom Mary Lou.had many good memories of Jack. He was a very kind man. He will surely be missed.

  22. Liz Garske condolence:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband You and your family are in my prayers

  23. Jim & Marion Hausman condolence:

    MaryKay; We were so sorry to hear that Jack lost his fight. He was so looking forward to the day when the old Drafting Department group could get together again for lunch. My memories go back to my first day at ComEd and all the nights we spent at IIT. The last time I spoke to Jack it was very clear that his faith in God was unshakable. I’m so glad for our long friendship! Jim

  24. John Joe & Bríd Griffin condolence:

    Dear Mary Kay & family, We we saddened to hear of Jack’s passing RIP. Such a nice friendly man. Your are in our thoughts & prayers at this sad time
    John Joe & Bríd Griffin. Oak Lawn

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