It is with great sadness that we inform you that our beloved brother Joe passed away early Saturday morning November 1.
Joe founded the Dooley Brothers musical group along with brothers Jim, Bill and Mike in the late 1960s.
Many of you know that Joe suffered a severe stroke in the fall of 2007 and was unable to continue do what he deeply loved doing - playing music. Nevertheless, even though he endured extreme physical limitations, his mind and wit always remained as sharp as ever.Joe had that rare indescribable inner quality that makes one a natural artist.
We will always remember him for his lovely warm singing voice, his terrific guitar, autoharp and alto saxophone playing, his inspired songwriting, his courage, and his marvelous sense of humor which he maintained up to the very end. He sincerely treasured your outpouring of support and love shown at his benefit in the spring of 2008 and ever since.
The wake will be at the Dreschler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion Street, Oak Park, on Tuesday November 4 from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be at St. Luke Church, 528 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday November 5.
For further information or to leave messages of condolence:http://www.drechslerbrownwilliams.com/obituaries
Joe was a good man, a loving father, and a gentle soul, and he will be greatly missed.