James A. Halpin
Loving father of Catherine, Peter (Sara), Martin, and Elizabeth (Bryan) Halpin; beloved son of the late Henry and Catherine Halpin; fond grandfather of Robert, Ashton, Nathan, Jackson, Isabella, and Nora; dear brother of Patrick (Darlene) Halpin, Victor Nardi, Judy Pappalardo, Carrie (Tony) Prevolos, Jennie (Norman) Johnson, and the late Michael Nardi; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Faithful and dedicated servant to Old St. Patrick's (St. Pat's) Catholic Church & St. Gabriel Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations made in his name to St. Gabriel Catholic Church would be deeply appreciated. Due to Covid 19 all services will be Private. For more information 312-225-8500 or www.colettasonsfuneralhome.com.

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 17, 2021.
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I would like to say that I worked close to and around JC at the Mercantile Exchange for a number of years. We knew each other fairly well, at least I thought, :) . He was an awesome, ethical and moral individual that I held in high regard for years. I was always happy to shoot the breeze with him. I was born and raised in Canaryville and was not aware JC was affiliated with the "hood". I moved out of Cville in 82 but my mom still lives there today and she asked me this morning if I knew him. I was blown away that I did. I knew the late Moe Halpin and Timmy Halpin but never put 2 and 2 together with the names I guess. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends for such a loss. He was a great guy. Everyone at the Merc loved JC including me. Sincerely
Joseph T (Otis/333) Campbell
Joseph T Campbell
Friend
February 21, 2021
Hey JC, I'm glad I got to know you. It was always a pleasure to see you around. My deepest condolences to the family. Peace
Chuck
Friend
February 19, 2021
JC was a great guy. I worked with him in the late 80's at the Merc and would see him in church once in a while. My prayers are with him and his family.

Kurt LeVitus
Kurt LeVitus
Friend
February 18, 2021
JC .... good times, great person with wonderful memories!! You will be missed.
Tom Kenney
February 17, 2021
Didn't know JC for long, he was a neighbor of mine on Lowe Avenue. He always had time for me though, either to say hello or talk about scratch offs. I will miss him . My deepest sympathy. John Clancy.
John Clancy
Neighbor
February 17, 2021
Please accept my deepest condolences upon the death of your father. He always had a smile & a hug when we would run into each other at Altman birthdays, St Chris & grocery store in Midlo. Lots of good memories. May God bless the Halpin family.
Peggy Altman Smith
February 17, 2021
JC worked for me in the 1980´s. Our friendship never ended. He worked hard to make himself a better man. I Enjoyed seeing him at Old St. Pat´s. My deepest condolences.
Patrick Shannon
February 17, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the family
Luke
February 17, 2021