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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened to
3learn of the death of John Francis "Jack" Skeffington, who
4passed away on January 1, 2017 at the age of 86; and
5    WHEREAS, John Skeffington was born in Chicago, the only
6child of Peter and Kathleen Skeffington of Carrick-on-Shannon,
7Ireland; he graduated from St. Ignatius College Prep in 1948
8and went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Loyola University in
9Chicago in 1954; he married the love of his life, Marilyn
10McCabe at St. Lucy Catholic Church in Chicago; in 1964, Jack
11and Marilyn moved to River Forest where they lived for 31 years
12and raised seven children; and
13    WHEREAS, John Skeffington worked as an attorney at Querrey &
14 Harrow in Chicago for 40 years; upon retirement, he and his
15wife began a new adventure at Del Webb's Sun City in Huntley;
16he moved to Attic Angel Place near Madison, Wisconsin to be
17closer to family in 2015; and
18    WHEREAS, John Skeffington was preceded in death by his
19parents and his wife, Marilyn; and
20    WHEREAS, John Skeffington is survived by his seven
21children, Nancy, John (Julie), Mark, Matthew (Christine),



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1Patrick (Janet), Mary (Jeffery), and Peter; his nine
2grandchildren, John (Jen), Megan, Ryan, Adam (Morgan),
3Natalie, Shannon, Nicholas, Christopher, and Lexi; and two
4great-grandchildren, Malianna and Thomas; therefore, be it
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
7John Francis "Jack" Skeffington, and extend our sincere
8condolences to his family, friends, and all who knew and loved
9him; and be it further
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11presented to the family of John Skeffington as an expression of
12our deepest sympathy.