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Gurgone, Michael A. Michael A. "Mickey the Gorilla" Gurgone died peacefully at his Chicago home on February 9, 2020. Darling husband to the late Madonna (O'Donohue); proud father of Laura (Thomas) Mulcahy, Michael (Karen Morrissey), Michelle (Pat) Platt, Mark (Julie), Maria (Tony) Nudo and Mario (Maria); grandfather to Morgan (Chris) Buerger, Shannon (Scott) Hobe, Michael, Natalie (Michael Parker), Danny (Ashley), Mickey, Catherine, Patrick, Mark, Joseph (Samantha), Anthony, Lauren, Daniel, Tony, Alexandria, Mario and Matthew; great-grandfather to Easton, Avery, Harper, Luke and Grace. Dear brother to James (Carmen) and Arlene Boulahanis; fond brother-in-law to Kay Revane; cherished uncle to many nieces, nephews, cousin to many, and friend to all. Mickey had a long career working for the City of Chicago, starting in the Forestry Department and spending the bulk of his service in the Streets and Sanitation Division focusing on Transportation and Infrastructure. Upon his retirement from public service with the City, Mickey continued his Operating Engineer and heavy equipment work with general contractors to assist in the neighborhood development in several south side communities. Founding member of the Old Neighborhood Italian American Club, he served as their Sergeant-at-Arms for over 30 years. Mickey was a fixture behind the grill at the Annual Golf Charitable Fundraiser. His hobbies included stock car racing, locksmithing, and cooking. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, ability to lift 55-gallon oil drums, his amazing neighborhood firework displays and his undying love of his beautiful wife Madonna and his entire extended family and friends. Arrangements are being made by Michael Coletta Sons, Ltd. Visitation will be held at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7710 S Western, Chicago from 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Funeral Service at same location Friday, February 14, 2020, Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the following Charities: Herbie Johnson Foundation, Tom Hopkins Foundation, or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For info (312)225-8500 or www.colettasonsfuneralhome.com.



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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 11, 2020.
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February 14, 2020
Great memories of July 4th shows on Francisco Ave.
Thomas Ruszkowski
February 13, 2020
To a terrific guy, RIP
Elio
February 13, 2020
Michelle, Patrick and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad always gave a smile and a friendly hello when we would pass his home on our many walks. May your memories and God's Loving Embrace bring you comfort and peace. Deepest sympathy, Terri and Ed Lanuti
February 12, 2020
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February 12, 2020
Michelle and family,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was so tough on the outside and such a softy when you got to know him. My favorite memory besides his epic 4th of July firework's display was the time he took a bunch of us to Foxes to see Carmine from Laverne and Shirly. We all got dressed up and ate like queens. It was a real Goodfellas moment and I loved it. Rest In Pease Mr. G. xoxo
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February 12, 2020
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Mr Gurgone, Thanks for the shoebox lesson and the rides to St Gall. You will be missed. Rest well
Joanie Mayher
February 12, 2020
Our deepest sympathies go out to your family. May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and may your father's soul rest in peace. We will always remember him fondly. Sending our love to all of you. Love, Eddie and Karen Hoban
Eddie and Karen Hoban
February 12, 2020
A all-round stand-up guy & a good Politian.
An eternal prayer.
Pagano Family
February 12, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Nick Salerno
February 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We loved Mickey and thoroughly enjoyed him. Whenever I think of him I just smile. I hope as time passes his wonderful family will too.
Eileen Foley
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February 11, 2020
Dear Michael, Michelle, Maria, Mark & Mario,

Please accept our deepest condolences on the
passing of your Dad. He was in our daily prayers for a very long time. He fought the fight and I believe the Lord came for him and said "enough is enough" follow me Home. Know that he is only a prayer away and no doubt will be watching over each of you. May all of your memories keep you strong. We will continue to keep him and each of you in our daily prayers. We will miss him but will never forget him! God Bless!
With Love, Cousins Gerri & Frank
Gerri & Frank Greifenstein
February 11, 2020
Dear Gurgone family

Dennis and I our very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. as you know Dennis become friends with your dad many years ago. and had great respect for him and your entire family. I'am so glad I was able to visit him in Chicago a couple of times. and always enjoyed his phone call's. he will be deeply Missed by all who knew him. We will always cherish our fond memories of you dad. Please know your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Mickey
Dennis and Rosemary Crouch &Family
February 11, 2020
Such a great guy/cousin to my son Nicholas. He was a great guy who treated us both with love and respect and he will missed.
Stefanie Barberio
Friend
February 11, 2020
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. At the request of Tom Costello, Mike will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 23 FEB, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls (1140 W. Jackson Blvd.) In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
February 11, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
ED & EILEEN CALLAGHAN
February 11, 2020
Michelle, Maria and family. I am very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. I will be praying for your strength during this difficult time. May "Mickey" rest in peace as he is reunited with his wonderful wife Donna.
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February 11, 2020
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February 11, 2020
To the family we extend our deepest sympathies! May he Rest In Peace

Jim and MaryJo Gurgone
Jim Gurgone
February 11, 2020
Our Condolences go out to the Gurgone Family R.I.P Mr. G.
Brian Durling Family
February 11, 2020
You will always be remembered Mr.G!
Patrick McClory
February 10, 2020
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Jerry Considine
February 10, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Jerry Considine
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