Patrick Shanahan

Patrick Shanahan

Patrick Shanahan, age 85 of Westchester, native of Croom Co, Limerick. Beloved husband of Maureen, nee Fitzpatrick, loving father of Christopher (Mary Ellen) and Dennis; grandfather of James and Michael; brother of Helen (Thomas) Tully, Elizabeth “Betty” (Richard) Archer, Denis, Maura (Charles O’Toole), Katherine “Kay” (the late George) Dillon, Cornelius (Betty), Anne Ryle; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents Timothy and Kathleen, nee O’Keeffe; his brother Donal, Sean (the late Bridget), Timothy and Liam. Paddy is a retired member of the Carpenters Union Local 1 and member of the Limerick Hurling Club and Gaelic Park.

Visitation Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday, December 28, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 124 N. Spring Avenue, La Grange IL. Mass 10 A.M.

Due to Covid Regulations a maximum of 10 people are allowed in funeral home at a time. Face Coverings are required, no food or beverages are allowed. All are asked to pay their respects/condolences and be cognitive of all others waiting to do the same.

All wishing to attend Mass need to register at:

All are invited to attend the service remotely which will be streamed on Monday, December 28, 2020, 10 a.m. at

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to your Favorite Charity.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Laura Eddy condolence:

    Dear Maureen,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences.

  2. Maureen Kitzer condolence:

    Deepest sympathy Maureen and family. Pat was a great guy. I’ll always remember him singing at my wedding. It was great. RIP Pat. Maureen Kitzer

  3. Teresa Conmy Stack Limerick condolence:

    Sincere sympathies to Maureen and family on Paddy’s passing. Thinking of you at this sad time and so near Christmas. From Teresa and all the Conmy family in Limerick

  4. Kevin G Dillon condolence:

    “Uncle Paddy,

    We regret not getting to see you as much as we would like but the memories we have will always be fond. Rest in peace.

    Your nephew Kevin, his wife Marcy and Grandnephew Kevin (who only heard great things about you)

  5. Carole Walsh condolence:

    Pat was a wonderful golf partner who will be missed.

    Our sympathies to Maureen and the family.

    Pat was a good man.

    Jim and Carole Walsh

  6. Judy Popernik condolence:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    Judy Popernik

  7. Michael and Ann Scanlon condolence:

    Maureen, Christopher, Dennis and family. We want to express our most sincere sympathy to all of you and all who knew Pat. He was a proud man who loved not only his family but his countryman as well. Our family has so many wonderful memories of him and the great times we shared. May those memories help all of our hearts to heal. Keep his legacy alive for generations to come and share his stories. He is a legend. May God watch over you all during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Pat. Love Mike Ann Joann, Michael, Eileen Scanlon

  8. Peter and Margaret Lavery and family condolence:

    Paddy was some man for one man…always greeted you with a big smile and a hello…very shocked and saddened to hear this as he was also my Godfather…our condolences and prayers go out to Maureen, Christopher and Dennis and extended family…May God bless and keep you Paddy…

  9. John Downes condolence:

    To Shanahan family I am sorry to hear of your loss I knew pat a long time ago

  10. Sandra Garvey condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers to the entire Shanahan and extended families. It was always a pleasure spending time with the Shanahans when they visited with my in-laws, Mike and Pat Garvey. It was wonderful to see how much they enjoyed each others company. Mr. Shanahan will be dearly missed.

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