Catherine Anne McGuire nee Griffin

Deceased: January 27, 2018

Service Information:

Visitation: Monday, February 5, 2018 4pm until 9pm The Rosary will be said at 8pm
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, 10am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church,
708 West Belmont Ave
Interment: Private


Catherine Anne McGuire (nee Griffin), 74, of Chicago, IL died peacefully on January 27th, 2018 after a brief battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis McGuire, her sisters Carolyn (Marvin) Andrews, Sylvia (the late Fred) Neally, Connie (the late Arthur) Casillas, and brother Mark Griffin. She is survived by her siblings, Burton (the late Patricia) Griffin, Mary (the late Tom) Malizia, Patricia Dixon, Jon (Jane) Griffin and several nieces and nephews. She was the devoted mother to daughters Peggy (Rich) Balind, Annie (Tom) Capone, Eileen (Steve) Schwartz, Sarah (Jack) Fenn, and Denise McGuire. She is also survived by her true loves, her six grandchildren Ė Ryan and Julia Capone, Nick and Emily Schwartz, and Riley and Johnny Fenn along with her two grand dogs, Rocky and Jet.

She graduated from Emerson High School in 1964, and after staying home to educate her girls in the art of hard work, compassion, kindness, and patience, she received her STNA certificate from Cincinnati State Technical College in 2000 because she felt that ďit was a good way to help peopleĒ. She moved back to Northwest Indiana and enjoyed being a nursesí aide at St. Maryís Medical Center in Hobart, IN for 13 years before retiring to Chicago. In Chicago, she became an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, singing in the choir, ushering, and participating in the Eucharistic Ministry. Cathy was always seen around the East Lakeview neighborhood walking three miles daily either with her daughterís dog, Rocky or to a nearby senior social event. She enjoyed traveling with her daughters and their families to the beaches, the mountains, the National Parks, and to the lakes creating fond, long-lasting memories.

Cathy was driven, energetic and dedicated to her family, friends and to her wonderful church community.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Josephís Hospital for their loving, attentive treatment.

A wake will be held on Monday, February 5 from 4-9 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home, 1458 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL. The Rosary will be said at 8:00 PM.

The funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 708 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL. Interment is private. Info Ė 773-472-6300 or


February 2, 2018

Christopher Frysztak
So sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family are in our prayers.

Nomiki Leontaras
Oh Anne, I'm so very sorry to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers. May her memory be eternal.

Toni Griffin
I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Catherine's passing. My heart goes out to the family; know I am thinking of you all. ❤️

Colleen Capone
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear. My condolences to you, Tom, Ryan & Julia. ❤️

Teri Tolman Crussen
So so sorry. She was a great lady.

Jessica Griffin
So sorry for your loss. Dad & I are thinking of you all!

Tim Morrison
Annie - so sorry to hear about your Mom. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Irene Dudak Itczak
Oh Annie I am soo terribly sorry. U with your sisters and all your family will be in prayers my heart my thoughts. Hugs my friend.

Mark Gearhart
Anne, Iím very sorry for the loss of your mom! I have many fond memories of her back when we were neighborhood kids! She was always very nice to everyone!Thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

Sue McGuire
Iím very sorry for your familyís loss. Aunt Catherine was a beautiful and kind Aunt to us. I know you all will miss her. What a blessing to know she is in heaven.

Aine O Donnell
So sorry Anne for your loss we are thinking about you all 💔

Mary Anne Larson
Anne i'm so sorry for the passing of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your sisters and the rest of the family. You will find that in time, your mom is all around you, in a phrase that she said, you find yourself saying. Her favorite season, bird, flower or holiday. And many other daily events, that will bring tears, smiles and laughter. 💕

Tara Jones
Annie I am so sad to hear this news. Iíve had you on my mind this last week and wanted to reach out to see how your mom was doing. Nothing I can say will ease the pain of such a great loss but know you and the family are in my prayers. Iím so glad I had a chance to meet her if only for a few brief moments.

Dan Capone
Annie I just spoke with Tom. Tara and I are so sad to hear this news. It all happened so fast. Our prayers are with you guys. Sending love

Jennifer Grecco Ritter
I am so very sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sending love and strength.

Lori Knudson
My deepest sympathy! I will be out of town but please, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you! Youíre mother was such a beautiful soul!

Christine Dana
Rob, Mike Capone, Colleen Capone, me and my mom, Linda Sbarra Capone, are so very sorry for your loss Anne. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you, Tommy, Ryan, Julia and your entire family.

Leigh Samarzija Sierra
So very sorry to hear about your mom. Our deepest sympathies to you & the family

Heather Maverick Rubsamen
Dear Annie, Praying for you, your family and the rest of your dear motherís loved ones. I am praying that you are comforted by Godís peace. Sending my love and of course a Texas size hug to you.

Jennifer Mirich Johnson
I am so sorry. Your mom was a tremendously strong woman whose strength can be readily be seen in her daughters.
You are in our thoughts and prayers and I'm here for you if you need me.

Ken Carriveau
So sorry to hear about your loss, Annie. I lost my mom to cancer 20 years ago so I understand what you're going through. Praying for you and the family.

Laura Stefanelli
I'm so sorry about your mother. May god bless you all. Prayers for your entire family.

Mary Mcguire Meenaghan
So sorry to hear of you loss R.I.P

Pete Stahura
Iím very, very sorry for your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts since I heard about your Mom. Aunt Catherine always treated me so well, and was always laughing! Your parents were kind enough to let me put a new roof on their house. I know it helped me out (and I trust it never leaked!). I hope you take solace in the fact that she was so lovable and was loved by many.

Marco Perez
Sorry to hear about your mom.. prayers for your family.

Tracey Griffin
So very sorry for your loss! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Susie Mueller Patnode
One of my oldest friends & her family have experienced a great loss...Mrs McGuire was quite the woman, she was small in stature but there was nothing else small about her. Her love for her family was HUGE and came before everything else! My love & prayers go to each of you and your families. Eileen Schwartz, Anne Capone, Peggy, Sarah, & Denise.