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Michael A. Cawley

Obituary for Michael A. Cawley

April 7, 1947 - June 1, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 71

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather


Michael A. Cawley, age 71, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 1, 2018. He was born on April 7, 1947, to the late Martin and Irene (nee Karsten) Cawley. On February 5, 1971, he married the love of his life, Diane Finch, of Lowpoint, IL, for 47 years of marriage. Michael was a longtime resident of Wonder Lake before moving to McHenry.
Michael served our great country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was an avid music lover. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and watching sports; especially the Chicago Bears and Cubs. He was the Secretary for the VFW in Wonder Lake, and worked for many years as a Journeyman meat cutter for National T and Wisted's of Marengo. Michael was also an avid historian. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Diane; dear children: Alan (Amber) Cawley, Kelly (Brian) Rammien; cherished grandchildren: Hailey, Grace, and Gavin Cawley; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his aunt, Margaret "Peg" Cawley, of Lombard.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 12pm to 2pm with service beginning at 1:30pm, at Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, IL. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael's name may be made to New Life Baptist Church, 9228 Trinity Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156.
For more information visit or call 815-385-0063

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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