John Francis Cullen 71, of Oak Park, died peacefully on Jan. 31, 2022. Born on Dec. 24, 1950, to Frank Cullen and Patricia Hewitt Cullen in Chicago, he was a graduate of Ascension School in Oak Park (Class of ’64), St. Ignatius High School (Class of ’68), and attended Loyola University. He was employed at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Art History Department.  

John was the partner of Julie Weber, the brother of Michael (Alice), Kathleen (Joseph), Robert (Mary), Terrence (Geri), Thomas (Mary), Edward (Linda), and Daniel, the uncle of 18 nieces and nephews, including Bridget, Kelly, Molly, Michael, Maggie, Alexis, Kaitlin, Sarah, Laura, Timothy, Ellen, Genevieve, Christine, Frank, Robert, Jacquelyn, Shannon, and Mary, and 22 grand-nieces and -nephews.  

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., March 26, 2022, at Ascension Catholic Church, 808 S. East Ave., in Oak Park, followed by burial services at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Friends and family are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Oak Park Chapter, Please note donations in memory of John Cullen in the comments field. Arrangements were handled by Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60707, 773-637-4441,, 708-420-5108.

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