John J. O'Leary

1950-02-28 - 2021-07-11

Funeral Home: Monee Funeral Home 5450 W Wilson St Monee IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

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Info: 708-534-0016

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John J. O’Leary, Ph.D. was born February 28, 1950 on the South Side of Chicago and passed away unexpectedly at his Monee home on July 11, 2021.  John was the devoted and cherished husband of Tina (nee Schaefer) for nearly 39 years.  He was the loving father to Sean (Christina Verdos).  John was the proud grandfather to Kaleb and was looking forward to welcoming a new granddaughter in the fall.  He was the beloved brother to Maureen O’Leary and kind uncle to John K. O’Leary.  John leaves behind a beloved aunt, many cousins and dear sisters-in-law.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John J. O’Leary Jr. and Rita M. O’Leary (nee Downey).

For 40 years, John was a Clinical Psychologist in the south suburbs, until his retirement in 2020.

Memorial Mass will be Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 5304 Main Street, Monee, IL.  Arrangements entrusted to Monee Funeral Home, 5450 Wilson Street (at Governors Hwy), Monee, IL 60449.  Info: (708) 534-0016.




  1. Erin Smutniak on July 19, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Tina and Sean…I am heartbroken for you both and your family. I am so incredibly sorry for this immense loss! I will be out of town on the 2nd, and very regrettably won’t be able to attend the services, but will absolutely be with all of you in my heart, and on my mind! Love to all of you😘

  2. Cheryl Meyers on July 19, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    We are lifting you up in prayer.
    Cheryl Kennedy-Meyers

    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10

  3. Bret and Della Tucker on July 22, 2021 at 11:06 am
    May the memories made during your time with John and his legacy bring you comfort during this time of loss. Heartfelt condolences to you Tina, and to all the family.

  4. Mary A. Nicholas-Berry on July 22, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Be not dis-mayed what-e’er be-tide, God will take care of you.
    My condolences to you and your family in the loss of your love one.

  5. Jean McBride on July 25, 2021 at 1:19 pm
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Prayers for you and your family.

  6. Jane Blackburn on July 30, 2021 at 9:20 pm
    Tina, Maureen, and Sean,
    Much love and condolences.

  7. Jane Blackburn on July 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Tina, Maureen, and Sean,
    Much love and deepest condolences.

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