James McSheehy, 65, Hockey coach, master craftsman, avid gardener

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James P. McSheehy, 65, a lifelong Oak Park resident, died in his home on March 5, 2012. Born in Chicago on July 7, 1946, he was an Ascension grammar school and 1964 Fenwick graduate. He worked for many years in the family business, American Cleaning Equipment. Most recently, he worked at West Suburban Medical Center and retired 10 years ago.

A hockey enthusiast, he was a goalie in the Chicago Catholic League during his Fenwick years and later played in a men's league and coached. He loved Lake Geneva, Wis., and spent 45 happy summers there. A master craftsman in furniture and an avid gardener, he maintained homes both in Oak Park and Lake Geneva.

James McSheehy is survived by his siblings, Kathleen (Timothy) Lennon, William (Margaret) McSheehy, Jean (William) Divane, Mary (Michael) Mullen, and Thomas. He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Marguerite McSheehy; his stepfather, Daniel "Coach" O'Brien; and his sister, Margaret McSheehy Vendel.

Family and friends will gather at Ascension Church, 801 S. East Ave., beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. Mass will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by private interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ascension Church are appreciated. Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home.

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