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Dorothy Ann McCaughey, - 99

Olympia Fields

Dorothy Ann (McCarthy) McCaughey, formerly of Olympia Fields, IL, died peacefully on January 4, 2022, in Mishawaka, IN. Born July 24, 1922 to John Vincent and M. Zita (Dillon) McCarthy in Joliet, IL, Dorothy was the beloved wife of Michael Joseph McCaughey, Jr. who preceded her in death in 1992 after 47 years of marriage.  She is mourned by her daughters Sr. M. Paul McCaughey O.P.(Mina), Gael (Thomas) O’Brien, Michael Jo (Robert) McQuade, and her son Michael Joseph, III (Carolyn) McCaughey and her twelve grandchildren Robert, John (Jessica), and Maureen McQuade; Thomas (Alexis) O’Brien Jr, Catherine, Bridget, Michael Joseph IV, Mary Virginia, Eleanor, Patrick, Killian and Keenan McCaughey, and four great-children Ryan McQuade and Stella, Reagan, and Evelyn O’Brien. The middle McCarthy child and last surviving sibling of Mary Zita (John) Stephens, Reverend Edward J, McCarthy SJ, Janet (J. Wade) Brady, and Jack McCarthy, she treasured her surviving sisters-in-law Sally (McCaughey) Davey, Maggie McCaughey, and Sarann Slattery, her nieces and nephews, her cousin Mary Ann Dwyer Shane, and her many dear friends and neighbors from Park Ridge and Olympia Fields, IL.  Building their home in Olympia Fields in 1960, Dorothy (Dot, Dottie, Dotsie) and Michael became members of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish in Flossmoor, IL, where they sent their children on to Marian Catholic High School. Known for her quick wit and gracious spirit, “Dotsie” lived her nearly 100 years with a zest for life, including a belief in the power of prayer and in keeping “your sunny side up.”  A voracious reader, Dotsie valued education, life-long learning, throwing a great party, beautiful flowers and laughing conversation.  Her memorial will be held Saturday January 8, 2022 at Marian Catholic High School Chapel (700 S. Ashland in Chicago Heights, IL) with visitation starting at 11AM.  The Mass of the Resurrection follows immediately, celebrated by the Rev. William O’Mara at noon.  Prayers appreciated, with any memorials directed to Marian Catholic High School’s The Michael and Dorothy McCaughey Endowed Scholarship Fund at 700 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 or Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and


  • Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP

    on 01/06/22

    A lovely lady with a beautiful joy filled spirit.  My sympathy to all of the McCaughey family. 

    May her light continue to shine in the lives of those who were touched by her love.

  • Rita Marie Range, OP

    on 01/06/22

    My sympathy and prayers to the McCaughey family at this time of loss.  Dotsie lived life.  Now she is living the fullness of life in heaven.

  • Dan Dugan

    on 01/07/22

    My heartfelt sympathy to Sister Mary Paul, Gael, Michael Jo, and Mike for the loss of your Mother. Fond memories of your Mom when our parents frequently got together. Dot was so full of life and her bubbly personality lit up the room. Regardless of our age it always hurts to lose a parent. You, Dot, and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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