John Patrick McCauley

December 14, 2011

John Patrick McCauley 20, of Frankfort, IN, died December 14, 2011 at his home. Born: January 24, 1991 in Coupeville, Washington. Parents: John F. McCauley and Ruby Jean (Parnell) McCauley. Patrick was a 2009 graduate of Frankfort High School and attended Ball State University. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home from 4:30-8:00 p.m. A rosary service will be held at 4:00 p.m. prior to the visitation. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 19, 2011 at the funeral home. Donations in memory of Patrick can be directed to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

Survived by:

Parents: John F. McCauley and Ruby Jean McCauley Grandparents: Robert McCauley, Janet McCauley and David Andrews Brother: Connor Joseph McCauley Sister: Caroline Stewart McCauley Aunts & Uncles: Mindy (Bart) Gumpert, Ricky Parnell, Nana Gloria (Gordon) Ponton, Kim Doherty, Paul McCauley as well as several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded by:

Patrick was preceded in death by grandparents, Jerry Lynn Parnell and Sharon Sue Andrews.


17 Condolences for “John Patrick McCauley”

  1. Telene Carss December 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I am so sorry. You all are in our thoughts and prayers, Kevin & Telene Caress

  2. Jody Davis December 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Jeanne & family – I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all thinking of you here at the clinic. Jody

  3. Sheila McCarthy December 16, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Our deepest condolence to you and your family
    You are in our prayers.
    Bernie & Sheila McCarthy and family

  4. Anthony & Tami Cocuzzo December 16, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss, still very much in shock. You are in our thoughts & prayers

  5. Jo Anne McKinzie December 16, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tim, Jo, Alex, & Kyle McKinzie

  6. Kelly Coapstick Petit December 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Jeanne –
    I am so sorry to hear about your son. You and your whole family are in my prayers.
    Kelly Coapstick Petit

  7. The Doherty family December 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    We will not be there with you this weekend but you know we hold all of you in our hearts and in our prayers.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”. We have many special memories and those are how we will remember Patrick; trips to Canobie Lake Park, Donut runs at 11:00, Great Wolf Lodge, games of Candy Land…
    Aunt Kim, Uncle Joe, Emily & Riley

  8. Grammy December 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Hold on to your memories and let them guide you during this time of sorrow. My heart aches for you.
    Love, Grammy

  9. Denise Goodman December 17, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jeanne and Family, I am sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  10. Heather McCarthy Underhill December 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Life rarely seems fair and at times like this it is down right cruel and confusing. Our love and prayers are with Patrick and all of his family and friends.
    Graeme and Heather

  11. Katy Ade December 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Jeanne & family,
    My deepest condolence to you and your family.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Katy Ade (Allison Noland’s Mother)

  12. Julie Perry December 17, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    My heart is broke for your loss. I am sure you probably don’t remember me. My daughter Mollie was in Patrick’s grade and my son Ben was on the basketball team with Connor at the Boys and Girls club when they were younger. My son, Ben was killed in a car accident on March 27th, of this year. He knew both of your boys and ran in the same crowd with many of their friends. I know you are in a deep state of shock right now, but when it subsides the pain of the loss of Patrick will be unbearable. It very nearly consumed me. It started with me needing a minute to collect myself. That minute turned into hours, which became days, then weeks turning into months. Until a moment came where I knew the VERY NEXT STEP that I take will be a step towards living or a step further down into despair. 6 feet further to be exact. I had to make a conscious decision to survive. Ben has been gone nearly 9 months now, as I endured my first Thanksgiving without him and now embark on my first Christmas. Just a few short weeks ago, I reached out to my friends and family for help. I have become so consumed with a child that is now gone, AT PEACE, and in GOD’S hands, that I have missed precious time with my two daughters who are here and very much alive and needing their momma more than ever. If I can give any advice to help you though the upcoming months, PLEASE try your best to focus on Connor and Caroline. The loss of their brother is life altering and devastating. Their childhoods effectively ended the day Patrick died But they will NOT feel safe to deal with their own grief until they are absolutely sure that YOU parents will survive this. They cannot lose you too. They will do everything they can to bury their pain so as not to burden you or cause you more pain. You now need to find a way to go on the rest of your days with a part of you gone forever. I assure you it is the most difficult, at times impossible thing to do. You will NEVER EVER forget Patrick but also remember your two beautiful children, who still make you parents, who are here and need you more than ever. I am here if you ever need to talk, day or night. I wouldn’t have made it without being able to reach out to other parents who lost a child as me. The nights are the hardest. Reach out when you need to and lean on each other. GOD BLESS you all four! MY prayers will continue to be with you in the days to come.

  13. Jeff and Carol Coffman December 17, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Prayers for strength, peace and healing.

  14. Joan K. Cocuzzo December 18, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    George and I are overwhelmed with sadness for Patrick’s parents, grandparents, sister, brother and his family and friends! We are praying every day for your strength in this tragedy. All our Love and prayers to you both.
    Joan and George Cocuzzo, Boston Ma

  15. Chuck and Mary McEntire December 18, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    John, Jeanne, and family,
    We’re sorry for your loss. Chuck and I would like you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Chuck and Mary McEntire

  16. Mark Lee December 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    So terribly sorry for your loss. Nothing is worse than saying goodbye to somebody so young. May the Lord give you strength in your time of need.
    Mark Lee

  17. Dean & Missy Herrington -Hill December 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Jeanne and family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and days to come. God Bless you all.
    Missy, Dean, Tyler, Brady, Douggie, Drew Herrington -Hill

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