William E. "Willie" McDermott
Barr Funeral Home & Cremation Services
6222 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL
McDermott, William E. "Willie" 89, on July 24, 2013, WWII Navy veteran; retired CFD (sixty-five year member of Chicago Fire Fighters Union Local 2), longtime Misericordia volunteer. Devoted husband of the late Mary; loving father of Jack (Leona), the late Patricia, Theresa (John) Resch, Martin (Brigid Cronin), the late William B., Kelly (Timothy) Green, Mary Kay (Kevin) McTague, Joan (Kevin) Roman, the late James, and the late Noreen Carroll; adoring grandfather and great-grandfather of many; dear brother of the late Thomas and John. Willie was a lifelong parishioner of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood, having attended the first mass in the new church as an eight year old in 1931. An avid sports fan, Willie was an ardent and hopeful fan of "Da Bears", the Notre Dame "Fighting Irish" and his beloved Chicago Cubs. Visitation Monday, August 12, 3-9 p.m. at Barr Funeral Home, 6222 N. Broadway, Chicago. Funeral Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to St. Gertrude Church. Mass at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations to JDRF are appreciated. For information call (773)743-4034 or leave a condolence at BarrFuneralHome.com.
Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 10, 2013.
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Dear McDermott Family,

Mr. McDermott (Willie) was a colleague and friend of my father James P. Fisher, CFD LODD (January i, 1969). Several years ago I noticed Mr. McDermott's photo in the Misericordia Newsletter but was unable to determine current contact information.
It sounds like Mr. McDermott had a long and fulfilling life. I am sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Mary F. Fisher ([email protected])
Mary F Fisher
October 1, 2013
Dear McDermott Family,

Mr. McDermott (Willie) was a colleague and good friend of my father, James P. Fisher, CFD LODD (January 1, 1969). Several years ago I saw a picture of Mr. McDermott in a Misericordia Newsletter. Unfortunately I was uncertain how to reach him. It sound like he had a long and rewarding life. I am sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Mary F. Fisher ([email protected])
Mary F Fisher
October 1, 2013
My condolences to the McDermott family. Our world has lost a tough and kind gentleman. May he rest in peace with the rest of The Breakfast Club.
John Egan
August 27, 2013
Our sympathies and prayers for Willie and his family. Our neighborhood will miss him.
Sister Paulette Misericordia
August 13, 2013
Terri, John, and the McDermott Family,

Sincere condolences to all on Willie's passing. May the angels lead him into Paradise....

Helen Giese
August 12, 2013
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Willie. He was truly one of the great men we have ever known, a true friend, a great father and a dedicated fireman. We shall never see the likes of a Willie McDermott, again!

Warm Regards;

Steve and Bridget Gaughan
Steve Gaughan
August 12, 2013
Dear Family ,
our sincere condolences on the loss of your dad-
we lived next door to the fire station engine co.#27,when he was just a "rookie fireman...wonderful man..
I then met him @his docs office...north shore med...where I worked,,we would reminisce of the memories..he was very clost ro my parents....joanne keohane helm
August 11, 2013
Please accept my condolences on the passing of William He was a very nice man!I will pray for him and his family sincerly'Jimmy Handley (Alexanders)
jimmy Handley
August 11, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
August 11, 2013
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