Sunday, March 15, 2009

Joseph Cross, Father Of PTHS Board Member Brian Cross, has Died...

Joseph P. "Joe" Cross, Sr., age 78, native of Limerick, Ireland, of Berkeley, retired employee of People’s Gas, former member of the Limerick Pipe Band, Shannon Rovers Pipe Band and the 3rd Division Army Band, and Avid Golfer at Bartlett Hills Golf Club; beloved husband and Childhood Sweetheart of Mary Ann "Maisie", nee Murphy; loving father of John, Joe (Liz), Mary Ann and Brian (the late Sandy); loving grandfather of Jack, Michael, Anna and Kennedy Catherine; cherished brother of of Bety and Kathleen and the late John; devoted son of John and Catherine, nee Noonan; fond uncle of Ginny (John) Detterbeck and Barbara (Kevin) Hogan and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Joe’s family wants to extend a special thanks to the staff at LUMC, especially Dr. Thomas McKiernan and Nurse Mary O’Looney for their kindness and care. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m .until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, 8:15 a.m. until time of funeral 9:15 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. at St. Domitilla Catholic Church, Hillside. Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kennedy Catherine Cross Trust Fund, Chase Bank, 11211 W. Cermak, Westchester, IL 60154. For funeral information please call 1-630-832-0018 or

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