James M. Coogan is home with his Savior after decades of service to all of us. Jim Coogan was a Tall Man who never missed an opportunity to bring comfort, warmth, humor and love to every person who came within his field of vision. God knows what He is Doing and created Jim Coogan with a greater advantage in height that allowed Jim to overlook our weaknesses, petty egos, and sins. Jim Coogan saw well past all of our faults and treated each and every one of us with Christ-like love and affection.
Jim Coogan lived the Leo Motto - Facta Non Verba (Deeds Not Words). Jim Coogan was living proof that Jesus might also have been a dues paying Plumber.
God Bless you Mr. Coogan! You returned the favor for more than eighty years.
James M. Coogan, beloved husband and best friend to Loretta, nee O'Rourke for 56 years; loving father of Sheila (Ron)
Sreniawski, Mary, Kevin (Jeanne), Patrick, James Jr. ( Loretto C.F.D.), Colleen (Martin) Hanrahan, Daniel (Caroline) and Maureen; proud grandfather of Brent, Sean (Katherine), Jennifer, Katherine (Fadi)
Matalka, Meghan, Steven, Matthew, Erin, John, Luke, Patrick, and Thomas; cherished great-grandfather of Emily and Alexandra; dear brother-in-law to Tim O'Rourke, Rev. Robert O'Rourke S.S.C. and Br. Terance O'Rourke, Glenmary Missioners. Visitation Monday, 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. from the Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL. to St. Cajetan Church 10 a.m. Mass. Interment Private. Retired Plumbing Inspector Local 130, 1944 Graduate of Leo High School, Past Chairman of the Alumni, "1986 Man of the Year", Member of the Leo High School Hall of Fame and the first recipient of the Dr. Thomas Driscoll Award. Jim lived his life based on the motto of his alma mater "Facta Non Verba" (Deeds Not Words). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Glenmary Missioners, Columban Fathers and the Leo High School Alumni Association, P.O. Box 603, Oak Lawn, IL 60454, in memory of James M. Coogan. 773-238-0075.
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