Kathleen Gaughan, nee Hayden

Our mother Kathleen “Kitty” Gaughan has started her next adventure! Having been Born on a farm in Oldleighlin, Co. Carlow, Ireland on February 11th 1923 to a family of 9 children. To Eamon and Anne (nee Doran).  Kitty never was at a loss for companionship. Kitty’s childhood tales are the fabric of Irish Lore. Kitty traveled to London to get her nursing certificate and then immigrated to America where she married her long-term sweetheart John T Gaughan (Deceased). Through their many years of they raised a family of 5 boys John J. (deceased), Edmund (Susan), Kevin (deceased), Gerald, Barry(Maureen)And loved each and everyone of her grandchildren Kenzie, Shane, Gerald, Ashley, Jack,, Layla, Dayton Darby, and great grandchild Owen

From her family, her furry friends, and her gardens. She did it well. Always bringing that glorious Irish smile to make you feel safe and loved.
We now know she is in proper hands of her Lord and those who passed before her.

We rejoice in the knowledge our Mother now resides in Heaven with our Father , who we know came to usher her on her transcendence in her final moments here on earth.

Due to Covid-19 regulations the family has elected to keep Visitation and Services Private for family members.
Private Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.
Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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 The Kathleen Gaughan Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. JoAnn Winberg condolence:

    Thinking of you and your family – Prayers

  2. Tom Sharp condolence:

    Barry: So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I will remember her and your family in my prayers.

  3. Ann Lane condolence:


    Sorry for your family’s loss, think of all the great memories with your mom.

    Ann & Lisa
    Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis!

  4. garth garlock condolence:

    So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.
    Think of the great memories with your Mom, which will help fill the hole in your heart left by her passing.
    My sincerest condolences.

  5. Sara Roemer-Fieberg condolence:

    Barry, I was so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing into spirit. Mothers are so dear to us, I know these are hard times for you and your family. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you.

  6. Mary Henry (Glyda) condolence:

    So sorry to year about your mom. You always spoke so highly of her. I’m sure you and your family will always have her in your hearts. Thinking of you during this hard time, and prayers for you all.

  7. Akbar Khimani condolence:

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  8. Mark Hargett condolence:

    Barry, there are no words that suffice at a time like this. I offer my condolences on the passing of your mom. I pray that you and your family are blessed with all that you need, to cope with this difficult time.

  9. Nancy Svoboda condolence:

    Barry and Mow, and all family members of Kitty Gaughan., I will always remember in the most loving way. I’m certain she’s in her resting place with John, and her amazing two sons. I’ll pray for her and all of you.
    Nancy svoboda.

  10. Kathleen Doss condolence:

    I am so very sorry to hear about Kitty . My heart goes out to your family what a beautiful lady

  11. Mary Lynskey condolence:

    Sorry to hear about your Mom a great lady. R.i.p. Thoughts n prayers for u all. Love from Mary Lynskey n The GaughanFamily Ireland.

  12. Cosetta Dean condolence:


    My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. May God comfort and keep you all.

  13. Cosetta Dean condolence:

    Barry, My condolences to you and your 3 on the loss of your mother. May God comfort and keep all of you during this very hard period in your lives.

  14. James Robinson condolence:

    Barry,I extend my condolences to you and your family.

  15. Jim Lane condolence:

    Barry, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a kind soul. Love you guys.

  16. Mark Withrow condolence:

    Your mother sounded like a remarkable woman.
    Prayers for you and your family as you mourn her graduation to heaven.

  17. agnes gaughan condolence:

    Sorry to hear about ur mother RIP. Thinking about ye all. x

  18. Brian Hayden condolence:

    So very sorry your loss. Feelings of comfort that she is now with God, Uncle John, John Jr. and Kevin. Prayers

  19. Kathleen Bohrnsen condolence:

    Dear Gaughan Family,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Kitty’s laughter and smile were so genuine and full of love. She knows how much each of you loved her. Kitty will always live on in your hearts. Sending prayers.
    Kathleen and Mark

  20. Mike Albertini condolence:

    My deepest condolences on your families loss. She was a great neighbor when we lived across the street in Brookfield. Also saddened about the loss of Kevin. Prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Edmond, Eilish and Ann Hayden. condolence:

    We were very sorry to hear of Aunty Kitty’s death. Deepest sympathy to Ed,Gerald,Barry and families. Edmond, Eilish and Ann Hayden, Ballinacarrig,Carlow.

  22. Maureen and Tom Hayden condolence:

    To our Gaughan Cousins and their families,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolence goes to each of you. We’ll always remember her lovely voice and beautiful smile. As you said, Aunt Kitty is on to her next adventure. Rest In Peace Aunt Kitty…we love you.

  23. Voth Family condolence:

    Barry we have been thinking of you all we offer our sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family. She was a beautiful and wonderful woman. We love you all❤️

  24. Keith Smith condolence:

    Barry and Mo,

    Please accept our sincere condolences! I never met Kathleen, but Barry has told me many great stories of her zest for life and great energy well into her 90’s! What a great family role model!


    We’ll be in touch.

    Keith Smith and Cindy Wood

  25. Donna Vince condolence:

    Barry and Maureen, please accept my condolences and prayers for one of the sweetest, happiest ladies I have ever met. She will surely live in your hearts with wonderful memories.❤️

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