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Anthony "Tony" Mulchrone

February 17, 2024

Anthony "Tony" Mulchrone Obituary

Anthony “Tony”, Mulchrone (born March 10, 1936), age 87; Beloved husband of the late
Kathleen B. (nee Flaherty). Loving father of Jerry, Karen, Tony Mulchrone and Maureen (Bob)
Sullivan. Cherished grandfather of Sean (Brenda) Mulchrone, Brianne and Daniel Sullivan,
Connor and Ella Mulchrone. Adoring great-grandfather of Jane and Dexter Mulchrone. Fond
uncle and friend to many. Dear brother of Jack (Nora) Mulchrone, England and brother-in-law
Gus Flaherty, Crystal Lake, IL. Devoted son of the late David and Ellen (nee Geraghty). Dear
brother to the late Patrick, Thomas, Michael, Joseph, William, David, Mary Henry and Ann
McGing.


Tony was born at home on a family farm in Drunnagh, Kilmeena, Co. Mayo, Ireland where he
grew up with his parents, 9 brothers and sisters, and all of the mischief a young Irish boy could
produce. Tony cared for greyhounds belonging to the parish priest, he and his friends would
walk, bike, or hitch a ride to go dancing and he played Irish football for his beloved Mayo. Tony
was the goalie in 1955 where the Kilmeena team won the GAA junior championship.


Tony took a carpentry apprenticeship in Westport and left home to work in England, Wales, and
then on to America. Playing football for the Chicago All-Stars, Tony was able to fly back to
Ireland with his fiance, Kathleen Flaherty in 1961 where they attended an international banquet
in Castlebar, Co.Mayo. Tony and Kathleen took the opportunity to announce their engagement
at the dinner and were married on September 26 with family present in Loughrea, Co.Galway.
Tony had the opportunity to employ his notable skills in remodeling homes and one of our
favorites, building the flagpole holding units on the roof of Wrigley Field. He went on to become
the building engineer at two Chicago lakefront high-rises where he worked until his retirement.
For the rest of his days, Tony kept a pocket full of tools to repair anything and everything for
anyone.


There is so much to say about Tony, he was a generous man who stopped to help those in
need. He was quick with a joke or a kind word or a shot of Jameson’s. He genuinely adored his
children and his grandchildren but he would truly light up when his great-grandchildren would
spend time with him.


We are going to miss you and the stories of catching rabbits, delivering mail from a row-boat on
Clew Bay and what life was like with your family in the house in Kilmeena. We are glad you are
back with Kathleen and we hope the two of you enjoy home improvement projects together in
heaven.


Tony’s family would like to thank Church Creek, Arlington Heights - Assisted Living caregivers,
nurses and staff who cared for him with great compassion and kindness.
In lieu of flowers the Mulchrone family would be grateful for donations to the Irish American
Heritage Center at 4626 N Knox Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 or on the web at
https://irish-american.org/donate-online/

Visitation will be held Thursday February 22, 2024 10:00am-11:00am at St. Emily Church with a Funeral Mass at 11:00am. Interment All Saints. For information please call 847-685-1002 or visit www.cooneyfuneralhome.com 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
February 22, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Emily Catholic Church
1400 E Central Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Funeral Mass
Thursday
February 22, 2024

11:00 AM
St Emily Catholic Church
1400 E Central Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056
Mt Prospect, IL 60056

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