John King
Davenport Family Funeral Home
Barrington, IL
John King, age 86, of Barrington, IL died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on October 19, 2021. Born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, John was the sixth of ten children born to loving parents, Michael and Margaret. He started working at a young age, helping on the family farm and immigrated to Chicago in 1954. There, he learned the carpentry trade from his brother, building garages throughout the south and west suburbs. John went on to start his own building business, developing subdivisions primarily in Berkeley, Woodstock and Ingleside, Illinois. His high quality workmanship, practical style of building and generous spirit helped many families into their dream homes. A great storyteller, he loved to make people laugh and his own laugh was sometimes better than the punchline. In retirement, he became an avid golfer and reader of historical non-fiction. He always put his family first, instilling work ethic, faith and deep appreciation for education. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Ellen (nee Liston); loving children, Therese (James) Fauerbach, Mary Ellen (Maurice) McGrath, Geraldine King, Sheila (John) Spiezio, Eileen (William) Bower, Margaret (Stephen) Schumacher, Kathleen King, Michael (Mary Kate), and Joan (Eric) Maloney; cherished grandchildren, John, Katie, Colleen, Erin (Victor) Szeligowski, Emmett (Allison), Ellie, Joseph, Caroline, John, Daniel, Kelly (Matthew) Hilowitz, Michael, Liam, Maeve, Patrick, Michael, Aidan, Anna Mae, Keira, Owen, Nellie, Michael, and Nora; great-grandchild, Sarah Ellen; fond siblings, Michael (Rose), Ann (John) Healy, and Teresa Duffy; as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by his parents, his son, John Michael ("Sean"); his siblings, Patrick King (Helen), Mary (Seamus) Brennan, Nora (Thomas) Nagle, Sr., Margaret Michael, Bridget (Michael) Lally and Thomas (Peggy) King. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 25 from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Community, 120 Ela St, Barrington, IL. Burial will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. In Lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Margaret House, South Bend Indiana, Please visit to send condolences.

Published by Chicago Tribune from Oct. 21 to Oct. 24, 2021.
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9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
St. Anne's Catholic Community
120 Ela St, Barrington, IL
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St. Anne's Catholic Community
120 Ela St,, Barrington, IL
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