Thomas Andrew Raines, 40, of Chicago, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021. Adoring father to Elena; beloved son of Thomas and Winnie (nee Oliver) Raines; loving brother of the late Richard, Kelly, and Maureen (John) Wuchterl; cherished uncle of Frank, Nicholas, Allison, Gracelynn and Nicholas, dear grandson of the late Thomas and Evelyn Raines, and Kathleen and Patrick Oliver; loved nephew of Richard "Ron" and Ann Raines, Kathy (Roger) Perry, Hon. William Raines, Jeanne Raines, and Kathy (Kevin) Ryan; loved cousin of many and cherished friend to even more. Tommy earned his BA from Western Illinois University and spent 13 years as an officer with the Chicago Police Department. In the last few years, Tommy was pursuing a new career in technology sales. Enthusiastic about the many exciting opportunities, Tommy successfully achieved multiple certifications and found success in his new field. Tommy's personality and positive attitude was infectious, he always had a kind word and a smile to anyone he came in contact with. He had a story for every occasion and he loved to make others laugh. He made friends wherever he went and he saw the best in anyone he encountered. He will be missed dearly by all who were fortunate enough to call him a friend. The family invites all friends to share their memories of Tommy during a celebration of life memorial visitation at Moretti's Ristorante, 6727 Olmstead, Edison Park, on Thursday, July 22 from 4-8 pm, beginning with a blessing and remembrance ceremony from 4-5 pm. Condolences for the family and donations can be made to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
Published by Daily Herald from Jul. 15 to Jul. 18, 2021.