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Patrick Thomas McNamara, age 13, at peace on Oct. 14, 2011 after courageously battling a brain tumor for eleven years. Dearly beloved son of Dee and Tom McNamara; loving brother of Conor, Timmy and Cara; precious grandson of Tom and Mary McNamara and the late Tom and Joan Lewis; dear nephew of Mariann (George) Curran, Peggy (Brian) Fergus, Susan (Shay) Hogan, Cathy (Ed) Featherstone, Patti (Joe) McDonagh, Bob (Jeanne) McNamara and Angela (John) McMahon; favorite cousin to many and dear friend to all whose lives he touched. Patrick was a proud St. Barnabas Buckeye and member of the Class of 2012. He loved the Cubs, Blackhawks, Fighting Irish and Fighting Illini. Visitation Monday, 3 to 9 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Memorials to the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (JMPBT Foundation) or the Maeve McNicholas Memorial Foundation, both in c/o Beverly Bank & Trust Co., 10258 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60653 are most appreciated. Information: Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors 708-636-5500
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Oct. 16 to Oct. 17, 2011.
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On behalf of the Sisters of St. Casimir and the Maria High School family we offer our prayers and support to your family. May God be with you during this time of sorrow and peace be Patrick on his journey.
Maria High School
October 26, 2011
God Bless this young man. Your family has another angel in heaven. May Patrick RIP.
Judi C
October 22, 2011
To the McNamara Family,
I just wanted to express my sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved ,Patrick. My sister, Michele, gave me the Blessed John Paul novena for Patrick which I have been praying for months. I'm sorry that the miracle we prayed for didn't happen. The only consolation is that he is free of pain and enjoying the love of God in heaven. I will keep you in my prayers. You have an angel watching over you.
Patricia Clair
October 19, 2011
Dear Tom & Family,

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Patrick.

We know that Patrick is already in heaven & we will keep you & your family in our prayers.
Pat & Linda Lyons
October 19, 2011
McNamara Family:

We were very saddened to learn of Patrick's passing, even though many of us never met you or Patrick directly. Our sons from St. Mike's played Patrick and his teammates in games and matches over the years. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.


St. Michael Class of 2012, coaches, and parents
St. Michael School
October 19, 2011
We are so sorry for the loss of your love bomb, Patrick. What a fabulous legacy. We heard about him through the Murphy family. We will remember Patrick and your family in our prayers and in our daily lives. We are so sorry for his suffering and for your loss. Please know his life and memory is an inspiration for many. Wishing you peace, The Gull Family- Neil, Ellen, Patrick and Emma
October 19, 2011
Dear McNamara Family:
I only know of Patrick through Jim Azzarello in our Christian Family Ministry at Holy Family Parish in Inverness. My family has been praying for Patrick for a long time. We are so sorry for your loss. From all I've read and heard, he was a very special young man. We will continue to pray for peace for your family. Patrick is at peace and in a better place, but we know he will be deeply missed by all who love him. May God bless you.
Natalie Clark
October 18, 2011
Our hearts are so saddened in hearing of Patrick's passing. Our constant thoughts and prayers for the McNamara Family during this difficult time. You have given us all Life Lessons in your journey. Patrick & your Family exemplified the true meaning of courage, strength, love, family and faith in our Lord! May his soul now rest in peace, a beautiful angel!
God Bless, The Lynch Family, Marion,John,Kaitlyn,Shannon,& Mary Catherine
October 18, 2011
Daer Mc Namamra Family, you are in my warm thoughts and prayers. Although I did not know Patrick personally, I often heard about him from my parents' Bill and Kate Walsh and my sister Anne Noonan. I know he fought a courageous battle and you have so much to be proud of in his journey of life.

Prayers are with you at this difficult time, Katie Harrigan Dublin ,Ireland
October 18, 2011
So very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our prayers.
Bill & Kathy Mahoney
October 18, 2011
My heart goes out to the McNamara family on your loss. I never knew Patrick except through his remarkable grandparents, Tom & Mary. I prayed every day for him & his family, and hope that all of you take comfort knowing he is finally at peace. May his memories bring you strength & comfort in the days ahead. God bless all of you.
Pat Reese
October 17, 2011
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers
Bill Mahoney
October 17, 2011
Cousin Tom - I am so sorry to hear about Patick passing. You and your family are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you! BIG HUG
Katie Lyons
October 17, 2011
Special thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with the parents, siblings, and members of Patrick's family. May you find peace through the love of family and friends during this very difficult time. The Donovan family.
October 17, 2011
Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a very special boy, my son played basketball (opossing team) St. Patricia, as well as my husband assistant coach and we were sad to hear the passing of patrick, he will be a special angel.
God Bless The Jacoby Family, Bill, Nancy, Gina and Billy
October 17, 2011
So very sorry to hear of Patrick's passing. I'll remember him most for the strength of his spirit that touched so many lives. Please know that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love & Hugs, The DuPree's - Stacy, David, Quinn & Daine
Stacy DuPree
October 17, 2011
My deepest sympathy to Patrick's mom, dad, brothers and sister. I only knew Pat through his cousin Meghan, but she conveyed his heart, wisdom and sly sense of humor. I can tell Pat had a lot of cheerleaders encouraging him through his nearly life-long challenge with cancer, but Meghan inspired a whole squad at Shedd Aquarium as she shared his ups and downs with us and gave us the chance to support Pat's Pack in fundraising for Children's Memorial. My thoughts are with you.
Karen Furnweger
October 17, 2011
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Pat Egeston
October 17, 2011
Our thoughts are with you. May God hold Patrick in the palm of his hand, until you meet again.
Michael and Maureen Launius
October 17, 2011
Thoughts and Prayers are with the McNamara family at this time. Patrick was a strong and courageous boy, who always brought a smile to our faces with his amny jokes. he will truly be missed, but his spirit and courage lives on. Sincerely, Becky and Jessica (your nurses from Westchester MRI)
Becky Harrigan
October 17, 2011
Holding you all in our thoughts and prayers as you say your final goodbyes to Patrick. While he is a peace, we know that it does not lessen the pain of his death for those that he leaves behind. I offer many virtual (((hugs))) in the moments, days, months and years to come. There are no words to take away the pain - I am so sorry.

Jeannie Jordan (co-worker of Mariann's and also Johnny Crane's cousin)
Jeannie Jordan
October 17, 2011
The McNamara family is in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very sorry for your loss. With love, Darren, Maureen, Liam, Catherine and Margaret Ohle
Maureen Ohle
October 17, 2011
Dear Tom and Dee,
Our deepest sympathy at the passing of your boy Patrick....
....Like a sunset dying with the rising of the moon....gone too soon....
Sending all our Love,
Philip, Mary, Cormac and Cian, Ireland
October 17, 2011
So sorry to hear of your son Patricks passing R.I.P. We will continue to keep all of you in our prayers.

Tom Looney and Family
October 16, 2011
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear son., Patrick. Please accept our deepest symphathy and know that all of you will be in our prayers. Mr. & Mrs. Richard Piasecki, Niles, I.
October 16, 2011
We knew of Patrick and have been kept up to date by our dear friend (and yours) Jim A. We have been praying for him and for you all for quite sometime. I was in tears as I read his email Friday regarding the news of Patrick's passing; however, certainly was a special and very touching note to read that his Grandpa Tom had a hand in his journey to heaven. Many from our group at church have been praying for him and thinking of you all for many many months. A friend of my mom's has also been praying for him and wrote me the following note yesterday, "I have only been praying for Patrick for about six months, but felt as if I knew him. I will never forget him or his family. Thank you for bringing him into my life."
God Bless You all, may you feel God's love and grace and find some peace and strength thru your friends, family and your faith.
Jackie L.
October 16, 2011
May your son rest in peace.
October 16, 2011
May the beauty Patrick brought into your lives live forever in your hearts.
Bryan and Deirdre Murray and Family
October 16, 2011
Christ welcome home a brave and sweet young man. Patrick was a joy to any person lucky enough to have his company.

God Bless Dee, Tom, Conor, Tim and Cara; you have an Angel with your backs forever.

Nora, Conor, Clare, Terry Sullivan and Pat Hickey
Pat Hickey
October 16, 2011