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
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Published by Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 10, 2013.