John Cullen, 71 – Oak Park

John Francis Cullen 71, of Oak Park, died peacefully on January 31, 2022. Born December 24, 1950, to Frank Cullen and Patricia Hewitt Cullen in Chicago, he was a graduate of Ascension School in Oak Park (Class of ’64 ), St. Ignatius High School (Class of 1968) and attended Loyola University. He was employed at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the art history department.

John was the partner of Julie Weber, the brother of Michael (Alice), Kathleen (Joseph), Robert (Mary), Terrence (Geri), Thomas (Mary), Edward (Linda) and Daniel, the uncle of 18 nieces and nephews, including Bridget, Kelly, Molly, Michael, Maggie, Alexis, Kaitlin, Sarah, Laura, Timothy, Ellen, Geneviève, Christine, Frank, Robert, Jacquelyn, Shannon and Mary, and 22 great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m., March 26, 2022, at Ascension Catholic Church, 808 S. East Ave., Oak Park, followed by a funeral service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. Friends and family are invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Oak Park Chapter, Please note donations in memory of John Cullen in the comments field. Arrangements were made by Peterson-Bassi Chapels, 6938 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60707, 773-637-4441, [email protected], 708-420-5108.