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Joseph O'Brien Goldyn

January 16, 1963 November 7, 2018
Joseph O'Brien Goldyn
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Obituary for Joseph O'Brien Goldyn

Goldyn, Joseph O’Brien Age 55

Proud father of Veronica, and John.
Beloved son of Catherine I. (nee Fallon) and the late Joseph B. Goldyn.
Cherished brother of Maryanne Goldyn, Mary Julie (Robert) Hutchinson, Martha (Kevin) Gaskin, and George (Karen) Goldyn.
Dear uncle of Aimeebeth, Melissa, Meaghan, Angelique, Patrick, Alexander, Gretchen, Candace, Monica, and Trevor.
Adored great-uncle of Brynn, Hudson, Sawyer, Austen, Ace, Aiden and Nolan.

Visitation Monday 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Mokena, 19515 115th Avenue, Mokena, IL.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery

In lieu of flowers, donations made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959, https://www.stjude.org/give/memorials-and-dedications/memorials.html would be appreciated.


Eulogy of Joseph O’Brien Goldyn
Written by his sister, Julie

When I think of my brother, Joe, the first thing that comes to my mind is what a friendly,
peaceful, caring, sometimes shy, humble, creative, talented, very handsome young man. Joe never said anything bad about anyone, he only wanted to be friends. Joe was a likable guy. Joe was the humblest man I have ever met! When I think of Joe, I see his talents all over the house. I see the woodwork frames on the walls, his model cars, his model airplanes, especially war models. Joe loved to work with wood, and was talented in woodwork. Nothing made Joe happier than to make a special gift for someone that came with his personal touch, love and care. All of us have something Joe has made for us
in our homes. Joe was also very patriotic. Joe loved the American flag! As a matter of fact, Joe made American flag poles for all the fire hydrants in the subdivision. The flags wave in the air and make the water hydrants easy to find for the firemen in the snow. Everyone loved the idea in the neighborhood. Joe was well liked by everyone on the block, they all enjoyed Joe, and if they needed anything, Joe would gladly lend a hand. The little street will never be the same without Joe. As a teenager and young adult, Joe became interested in cars, upholstery, and racing cars. Joe loved racing cars at Raceway Park! Mom was always nervous about this sport he loved, but she did go to see him race a couple of times, and that made Joe feel proud. Mom was proud of her Evil Knievel son on the track. Joe was a bit of a daredevil. Joe also worked on cars. Anytime anyone had trouble with their cars, Joe was the GO TO GUY. Thanks for all of that Joe! For the past few years, Joe has been a Godsend to our mom. Joe helped my mom so much! Joe wasn’t just a son, mom said, Joe was my best friend! Joe and mom took turns cooking their favorite recipes, Joe took care of things around the house, he decorated for holidays, he took Bailey, the family dog and mom for rides in the car. They went on little adventures in the car, even if it was only to the Home Depot, mom and Bailey enjoyed those rides. Every morning Joe would have my mom’s medicine on the table with her breakfast, even up to the very end, before Kevin took Joe to the hospital, Joe made sure to have mom’s medicine ready for her. The three of them shared so many good times together. Joe loved his family. He loved his three children. On the dresser in Joe’s room sits the pictures of his children when they were little. Those pictures kept his children close in his heart. Joe enjoyed his nieces and nephews also. Towards the end of our brother’s life he suffered quietly, much of the time alone without a complaint. He spoke a little about it with mom, but didn’t want to worry her. Joe never wanted to burden anyone, especially mom. Although mom and Joe walked together during this battle, Joe did confide with best friend, his brother in law, Kevin Gaskin. Kevin was the shoulder Joe leaned on in his darkest hours. I can’t help to not keep thinking of that song, ‘He Aint Heavy, He’s My Brother.’ When describing their beautiful friendship. Kevin took Joe to many medical appointments, and privately shared Joe’s sad outcomes from those visits. Joe wanted privacy, he was humble, and did not want my mom to hurt any more than she was. We honored his privacy and his humble ways. Joe loved us all! We are all going to miss him so much! Most of all, mom and Bailey will notice and miss his every day presence the most, as Joe was with them each and every day. Thank you for taking such good care of our mom Joe! We promise to take over your duties and try our best to stand up to your high standards in caring for mom and Bailey. We all love you so much! Watch over us all, say hello to dad and the others. We will all be together one day, until then, rest in peace, and enjoy the heaven you so deserve.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

12

Nov

9:00 AM 11/12/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
ST. MARY CHURCH-MOKENA

19515 115TH AVENUE
MOKENA, IL 60448

ST. MARY CHURCH-MOKENA
19515 115TH AVENUE MOKENA 60448 IL
United States

Mass

Monday

12

Nov

10:00 AM 11/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
ST. MARY CHURCH-MOKENA

19515 115TH AVENUE
MOKENA, IL 60448

ST. MARY CHURCH-MOKENA
19515 115TH AVENUE MOKENA 60448 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

QUEEN OF HEAVEN CEMETERY Final Resting Place

1400 S. WOLF ROAD
HILLSIDE, IL

1400 S. WOLF ROAD HILLSIDE IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959
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