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Michael J. McCafferty - 55

11/27/1961 - 12/3/2016

Chicago, IL

Michael J. McCafferty, age 55. Loving father of Peter and Catherine. Beloved son of Judy and the late Patrick CPD. Dear brother of Patrick CPD (Anita) and Mary Carmody. Fond uncle of Kayla, Bridget and Claire. Started his career as a Chicago Police Officer, worked his way through law school to become an attorney and then taught as a professor for 15 years at Calumet College of St. Joseph. Funeral Wednesday 10:15 a.m. from Beverly Ridge Funeral Home; 10415 S. Kedzie Ave to St. Christina Church Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. 773-779-4411


Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 4-9 p.m.


Wednesday, Dec. 7th, 11:00 a.m. at St. Christina Church


  • Mary Linehan

    on 12/04/16

    Dear Mike,

    It may be 43 years since we sat next to each other in Mrs. Kizarick's class, but I never forgot how you were kind to me and talked about Billy Williams when others bullied me.  Rest in peace kind soul.

    Gratefully, always,


  • Lynn Carpenter

    on 12/04/16


    We were neighbors for so many years. No one could tell a story like you!! Thank you for all the help you gave me all these years..Thank you for being my friend. I will miss you and the world is a lonelier place without you.    

    Lynn,Dave,Ben and Vanessa

  • Mary

    on 12/05/16

    So sorry for the passing of Mike 

    Didn't have the pleasure  meeting mike, but please accept my heartfelt condolence for his umtimely passing. I encourage to embrace the hope found (John 6:40 and John 5:28,29).. It will bring you great comfort and lasting peace during this difucultt time.

    Best Regards 

  • william semlak

    on 12/05/16

    Mike was one of my best students at ISU.  He and another student started our Communication Week program which has emerged into one of ISU's biggest events.  Mike was creative and hard working.  He organized groups of students and solved problem.  His leadership skills were obvious.  As you can see, he used those skills to develop a terifffic career.  The world will miss his contributions.  It is a shame that he died at such a young age.  My best wishes to his family and friends.  Professor William Semlak   ISU School of Communication

  • John F. Cragan

    on 12/06/16

     Mike was a student of mine at ISU.  He and I collaborated on research projects related to improving the instruction of Chicago Police officers.  He was one of the most talented men I had the pleasure of calling my friend.  If he was your friend, you indeed had a true friend who was always there in time of need.  I was in his wedding to Margaret and observed first-hand what a wonderful family of which Mike was a part.  We celebrated our Irish Catholic roots and our common long-time family histories with the Chicago Police Department.  My sympathies go out to Margaret, Katie, and Peter.


  • Tom and Cathy Kadlec

    on 12/06/16

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to our family. Rest in peace.

  • Joan

    on 12/24/16

    My condolences for the loss of your loved one, and may you be comforted by the future promise that Almighty GOD has made to mankind through His written word, the Bible, at Revelation 21: 4, 5.

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