THOMAS ANDREW RAINES
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.
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6727 Olmstead, Edison Park, IL
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19 Entries
Fredo
August 3, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tommy and your family. Losing a child is the worse heartbreak for a parent. I will keep you in my prayers.
Cheryl &Buddy Reismiller
Friend
July 27, 2021
My condolences to all of the Raines family! Bless you at this time!
Rocky & Sherry Segreti
July 22, 2021
May heart goes out to you and your family. Tommy was a kindhearted, strong, giving individual to all. Gone way to soon. God Bless
Debbie Raines
July 21, 2021
Tommy´s friendship, generosity, and bright spirit will be greatly missed by all that knew him. His impact on so many, and his selflessness will endure long after the sorrow of his loss. Fly high my friend, and thank you for everything you did to help me in Austin. You only knew me a month before letting me stay at your place for a month, I will forever be grateful to you. Until we meet again.
Chon Morón
Friend
July 20, 2021
Tom, Winnie, Kelly, Our condolences on the loss of Tommy. Our prayers are with you and may God hold Tommy in the palm of his Hand.
Tom & Margaret Flanagan
Friend
July 20, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Am holding Tommy and his family and friends in my prayers. I met Tommy in Minneapolis through Patrice Relerford and he immediately made an impression on me. I so appreciated how much he and Patrice cared about each other. He is missed.
Catherine Gray
Friend
July 20, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss of Tommy. Remembering you all in our prayers.
Gary & Anne Abraham
Friend
July 19, 2021
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Tom will be remembered at the next Police Mass. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: www.ChicagoPCM.org or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
July 19, 2021
Tom, Winnie, Kelly, Maureen and family, You are the strongest friends that we have. Tommy was a fantastic story teller of the "Irish Tradition!" A great trait that truly runs in your family. We can't even begin to imagine the pain that you are suffering but know that our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
Larry and Bernie Bowers and Family,
Friend
July 19, 2021
The Minneapolis Foundation
July 19, 2021
I can´t imagine the pain that you are all going through. I am thinking of you. I wish I could say the words that you need, but I don´t know them. Please accept my thoughts and prayers. Love to all
Kathy (O´Connor) Cepa
Family
July 18, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Raines family. May he rest in peace.
Louise Tagliola
July 18, 2021
To lose a child at any age from any cause must be one of life´s very worst pains...I´m so sorry. I believe that Tom is in God´s perfect creation now...peace. Peace to all who miss him.
Fr Thomas Nangle, CPD Chaplain retired
July 18, 2021
Dear Tom, Winnie and Kelly, Please accept our condolences on the passing of Tommy. We have great memories of him as a little boy on Onarga. Sincerely The Elliott Family
Bob and Mary Lou Elliott and family
Friend
July 15, 2021
We are so very sorry. Tommy was just the best, friendliest, most lovable guy. We wish so much it wasn't so. Sending our love and prayers to all of you. May God rest his weary soul.
Mike and Lynn Mitsui
Friend
July 15, 2021
Due to my heart problems my doctor advises no traveling for this week and next. Our deepest sympathy goes out to Tommy, Winnie & Kelly. Including the Raines family. You know we love you and think of you every minute of the day.
John & Gale DeBartolo
Friend
July 15, 2021
Always could make you smile and lit up every room he walked into was the life of the party going to miss you a lot uncle
Nicholas Rebholz
Family
July 15, 2021
My heartfelt condolences. Tommy will truly be missed, he was truly a terrific guy. I enjoyed really working with him during his time with CPD.
Sandra Rowe
Friend
July 15, 2021
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