Merry Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!


Messiah – A Sacred Oratorio, Handel – conducted by Sir Colin Davis


Gloucester Cathedral Choir – In the Bleak Midwinter

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Phil McDonnell, RIP

From Anne Whelan Englert:

Pat Whelan McDonnell’s husband, Phil, died yesterday (September 14, 2017). He had been having some health issues recently but his death was unexpected. Phil was 68 years old.

Philip J. McDonnell

Update September 27, 2017:
Anne sent a copy of Phil’s obituary, available here (1-page PDF), published in the (Menlo Park) Alamanac. She also sent a link to the web site for his memorial, which has some nice photos of Phil and his family from his lifetime, www.philmemorial.com.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy (2-page PDF)

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Sinners make the best saints



Johnny Cash, God’s Gonna Cut You Down

Also see “A Johnny Cash Lent

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JJJJ 2015 – Photos

This is a gallery of some of the pictures taken at JJJJ 2015.

If you would like links to the images online, most in full resolution suitable for printing if desired, send Chug an email.

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JoJo’s July Jamboree 2015 – Update

After all the expenses for JJJJ 2015 were paid, we had $379.41 left over. A check in that amount was sent to Catholic Charities of Denver in memory of Jo Malone.

2015 Jo Malone Funeral Card

2015 Jo Malone Funeral Card

Links to more than 1000 photos from JJJJ 2015 were sent by email to family members in mid-September, 2015. If you did not get an email with the links and want the links, please contact Chug: chug -at- thecapitol.net

Chug will also post a few of the photos from JJJJ 2015 here.

Thanks especially to Sally Smith, Carrie Frain, and Anne Whelan Englert for their help organizing and coordinating the JJJJ 2015. We also thank the many cousins who organized and coordinated and helped with activities during the reunion.

God Bless!

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JoJo’s July Jamboree July 2015 – July 24-27, 2015

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July 24-27, 2015, in Colorado Springs at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

The reserved room block at Cheyenne Mt. Resort expired on June 23, 2015, so we hope you made your reservation by then! (We also hope you made your reservations as part of the room block by calling the Resort directly and mentioning that you are attending JoJo’s July Jamboree….)

Please see JoJo’s July Jamboree 2015 page for schedule and more information.

Also see:
Colorado Springs Visitor Guides

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McGrath and Tinker Pics

2015 Joe, Bo, Sally, Annie, joAnne, Katie, Rob
2015: Joe, Bo, Sally, Annie, joAnne, Katie, and Rob

2015 - Tom and Sally M
2015 – Tom and Sally M

2015 - Molly, Lindsay, Tom, Tommy, Jack
2015: Molly, Lindsay, Tom, Tommy, and Jack

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Jo Malone, RIP

Josephine Elizabeth Malone died Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Chicago, IL.

(JJJJ 2015 is going to take place as planned – Chug, Sally Smith and Carrie Frain have stepped in to take over Jo’s planning role and her contractual responsibilities.)

Funeral Card (2-page PDF)

Josephine Elizabeth Malone, of Schaumburg, IL, devoted daughter to William E. and Thadene (Terry) Malone. Loving sister of Kevin L. (Renee) Malone, Maureen T. Malone, Kathleen P. (Doug) Nett, William E. Malone Jr., and the late Kelly G. Malone. Dearest and Beloved Aunt Joey to Jeffrey, Daniel, Sarah, Courtney, Hailey and Great Aunt to Jeremy.

Jo was born on February 6, 1955, in Wichita, KS. She resided in many states as her family transferred through the years.

Jo was a graduate at The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts. In her 20’s and 30’s, she spent her free time doing community theater and volunteering with several organizations, especially The Junior League and PEO. She enjoyed traveling the world and loved to be joined in her adventures by family and friends.

As she advanced throughout her career, she relocated to different cities, but Jo would say her heart resided wherever her family was, in particular Dallas and Denver.

Jo passed away on June 20, 2015 in Schaumburg, IL. She will be sorrowfully missed by her family and many lifelong friends. Jo left a lasting impact on everyone she encountered, and in her absence we are left with a missing piece in our hearts.

We will gather to celebrate Jo’s life with visitation held at Horan & McConaty Funeral home located at 5305 East County Line Road, Centennial, CO 80122 on Sunday, June 28th from 3-5 pm, concluding with a Rosary at 5pm. The following day, Monday, June 29th, a Funeral Mass will be held at 11 am at St. Thomas Moore Catholic Parish at 8035 South Quebec Street, Centennial, CO 80112.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Association of the Mentally Ill (NAMI) or Catholic Charities of Denver.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy (2-page PDF)

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Harry G. Whelan, RIP

Uncle Harry died on Sunday, May 31, 2015

From Gabe:

The celebration of his life with the Rosary Monday night June 22nd St. Denis church in Menlo Park 7pm and the Memorial Service is Tuesday the 23rd at 1 pm St Denis Church with a reception … following the mass.

Funeral Card (2-page PDF)

Obituary in the San Jose Mercury News:

Continue reading

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Aunt Annie pics

Annie T sent these pictures to Chug in April, 2015.

Papa and Rob with fish, Joanne amazed, 1964
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Bob and Annie T, with Papa and babies, 1960
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JoJo, Rob, and Joanne, 1963
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JoJo holding Sophia Adele (Goethals), with Terry behind JoJo and Annie in front looking up, 1938
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Bob Roberts with fishing buddies, Woodland Park, 1937
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JoJo and Getto in Manitou, ca 1913
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JoJo and Rob T, 1958
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Friends at Woodland Park, 1942
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Cousins at Woodland Park, 1965
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Annie and JoJo at reception at Ford Hospital, 1958
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JoJo and Getto, ca 1908
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Terry M with her harp, 1951
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JoJo and Bob T, Detroit, 1960
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Come on cousins, send more pictures! Chug will return originals after scanning if you don’t have digital pics.

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