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Nancy Gahan - 73

Chicago's Historic Pullman Neighborhood

Nancy E. Gahan nee Howe. Age 73. Lifelong Chicago’s Historic Pullman and Roseland Neighborhood resident. Graduate of Aquinas High School. Longtime parishioner of the former Holy Rosary Parish in Pullman. Financial Aid Clerk for 19 years at Colombia University. Nancy was a former member of the Pullman Civic Organization “P.C.O.” and Historic Pullman Foundation. A former employee of Hotel Florence waitressing, bartending, hostess, cooking in the kitchen in the early 80s. Mother of Patricia (Charles) Giordano, Timothy Gahan, and Eileen (Brant Utley) Gahan. Grandmother of Mark Del Real, Alexis Gahan Lopez, Andrew Utley, and Patrick Gahan Lopez.  Daughter of the late Dorothy nee McCluskey and William Howe. Sister of the late Mary Evans. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Sunday January 24, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Funeral Monday January 25, 2021 8:45 am from funeral home to St Walter Church, 11722 S Oakley Avenue, Chicago. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. Due to the pandemic, 10 people at a time, masks must be worn and social distancing during the vistitation at the funeral home. Info 708-481-9230 and panozzobros.com.

13 Comments

  • James B.Caffrey

    on 01/22/21

    My Sincere Sympathy to The Family of Nancy Gahan. Nancy was a dear friend & Pullman neighbor. I am saddened by her passing. 

  • Leshele Armour

    on 01/22/21

    Keeping my neighbors in our prayers. 

  • Cathy McHugh Baumann

    on 01/23/21

    ☘️So sorry for your loss. Nancy was a childhood friend.  We lived on the same street and had many great escapades. My prayers for her children and their family. May she rest in peace☘️
    Cathy McHugh Baumann

  • Christine Tvedt

    on 01/23/21

    Nancy was a coworker and friend who kept us on our toes. I worked with her for 10 years. My favorite memories were hearing about her Mad Men -esque days working in downtown Chicago, hearing her funny skits at meetings, having her walk through twice a day while saying hi to each each of us, and looking for her signature - Silver Fox - in cards and emails. She is one of the sweetest and funniest people I've known. My sympathies and prayers to her family and friends. 

  • Rachel L Smith

    on 01/23/21

    My sincere condolences to Nancy's family and friends. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Lorraine Brochu

    on 01/23/21

    Pullman has lost a strong woman. Condolences to her family and friends.

  • Jacque Resch

    on 01/23/21

    Nancy was one of a kind; smart as a whip, funny as hell, generous to a fault, kind to everyone she met. She loved her Pullman community and knew its history like the back of her hand. My heartfelt condolences to her children and grandchildren. She loved them to pieces. 

  • Jacque Resch

    on 01/23/21

    Nancy was one of a kind; smart as a whip, funny as hell, generous to a fault, kind to everyone she met. She loved her Pullman community and knew its history like the back of her hand. My heartfelt condolences to her children and grandchildren. She loved them to pieces. 

  • Jennifer Waters

    on 01/23/21

    My deepest sympathies to Nancy's family. She lived you all so dearly and spoke of often. Especially her grandchildren. Nancy worked on my team at Columbia and we had so many laughs and she will always be one of my favorites! Please use these memories to help you through this time.

  • Maureen McHugh-Miller

    on 01/23/21

    'So goodbye to Roseland...How I wish I could stay...To live in the memory...Of your sweet sweet day

    But every road that we travel has an end...And so time now has come to say farewell old friend...Well goodbye to Roseland 

    I want you to know...Just how much we'll miss you...But we have to let go.' (STYX music_Dennis DeYoung). https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/styx/goodbyeroseland.html

    from an Eberhart neighbor, Maureen McHugh-Miller

     

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  • Sean Nevils

    on 01/23/21

    Farewell, Nancy.  I have such good memories of you making me smile or laugh at work as you rattled off your various catchphrases.  The smile you’d flash as we said goodbye for the day heading for the train rides home.  Your humorous history lessons. 

    You made coming to work that much more enjoyable.  It was such a pleasure working with you and knowing.  I will miss you as I’m sure our co workers will as well as your family and loved ones.

    Rest well. God bless.

    "Seany"

    To Nancy's loved ones:
    ​She TRULY was one in a million.

  • Lucy and Mike Marquardt

    on 01/24/21

    We are very sorry for your loss.  I had the pleasure of working with Nancy for 2 years at Columbia College and my husband Mike much longer.  She always had a smile and a laugh.  She loved her family dearly and we loved hearing stories of the family gatherings.  What a dear person and a great loss.  Cherish the memories of her smile and laughs.

  • Kelly Baker

    on 01/24/21

    I worked with Nancy at Columbia for 14 years and she was such a wonderful person - quick witted , kind, and caring. She was our Silver Fox and you could always count on her to liven up your day ! She truly was a special person and well loved by all. You will be missed Nancy Girl!

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