Rev. John J. Carolan of Saint Catherine of Siena – St. Lucy Parish, 92, of Oak Park. Beloved and dedicated son of the late Thomas J. Carolan and Marie B. Carolan (nee Deering), and cherished brother of the late Mary B. Agnes Carolan. Rev. Carolan, known as Father Jack by family, is survived by many cousins, extended family and friends.
Rev. Carolan was ordained in 1951 and was a priest for 66 years. He shared 45 years with Saint Catherine – St. Lucy Church, where he was Pastor for nearly 20 years.
Rev. Carolan was the embodiment of love, acceptance, and spiritual growth for his family, parishioners and all those who knew and loved him.
Two services will be held. Visitation Friday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m. until time of Mass 7 p.m. at St. Catherine – St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. Visitation Saturday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine – St. Lucy Church. Interment Holy Sepulchre immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Catherine – St. Lucy Church or to the Priest Retirement and Mutual Aid Association to further Rev. Carolan’s causes. Funeral info: drechslerbrownwilliams.com or 708-383-3191