John P. “Jack” Healey
May 24, 1926 – October 27, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Mary and Hugh Healey; two brothers, Michael and Hugh Healey. Survived by wife, Marilyn J. Healey; children: Lynn Liebers (Warren), Maureen Lambert, Colleen Manly (Michael), John P. Healey KK (Deborah), and Jim Healey (Tori); 14 grandchildren; sisters: Rosemary Wolahan, Nora Polito, and Patricia Healey; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 30th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, October 31st at 10am at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 3122 S. 74th St. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials to Autism Speaks.
John Patrick “Jack” Healey was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 24, 1926, son of Hugh and Mary Healey and brother to Mike, Hugh, Rosemary, Nora and Patricia. He was so proud of his Irish roots in South Omaha and loved to regale us all with stories of the old neighborhood and all the shenanigans of the “Shamrock Club,” of which he and his brothers, Mike and Hugh, were members. He married Marilyn Jane Mulligan on October 7, 1961 at St. John Catholic Church in Bancroft, Iowa. They recently celebrated 57 years of marriage together and their legacy of love and devotion through life’s ups and downs has been a true testament to their five children: Lynn, Maureen, Colleen, John and Jim. Jack worked for 42 years at Swift & Co., primarily as a purchasing agent until his retirement in 1989. He was also a proud member of The Knights of Columbus for many years and an active member of his parish, St. Joan of Arc. He became a Eucharistic Minister and with his wife, Marilyn, volunteered in the Eucharistic Ministry at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha.
He and Marilyn spent their retirement years in Louisville, Nebraska and became active parishioners at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Manley, Nebraska. Jack loved to golf, play horseshoes, and go for daily walks around the lakes in Louisville. He and Marilyn also enjoyed some amazing trips and cruises, including to Hawaii and Alaska. As anyone who knew him will attest, he always had a sweet twinkle in his eye and was humble and kind beyond measure. His devotion to his fourteen grandchildren was so endearing to behold. Beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and dear friend to so many: his earthly presence will be greatly missed, but his legacy of pure and simple goodness has left an indelible impression on us all.