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Hon. James F. Henry
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Hon. James F. Henry, 71, of Chicago, passed away January 13, 2023. Loving father of Nicholas (Brittany); beloved former husband of Judith Henry; dearest brother-in-law of Joyce (the late Kevin) May and Mary Ann (Robert) Reynolds; fond uncle of Julie (Michael) Schmitz and Michael (Laura) Reynolds.
Affectionately known as “Hank”, he cherished spending time with his family. He loved the White Sox and Blackhawks, frequently attending games with family, friends and colleagues. He greatly enjoyed spending time outside on the golf course or at the driving range working on his game. His true passion was making people happy, always quick to tell a funny story and offering help whenever he could.
Judge Henry was elected to the bench of the Cook County Circuit Court in 1988 and retired in 2007. Over the course of his judicial career, Henry held assignments in the Chancery Division, Law Division and County Division. Prior to joining the bench, Henry was a partner at Gould & Ratner, specializing in real estate, tax, zoning and environmental matters. Prior to that he worked for the State’s Attorney Office.
Visitation Tuesday, January 17th, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Michael Coletta Sons Funeral Home, 544 W. 31st St., Chicago. Chapel prayers Wednesday, January 18th, 8:30 a.m. to Old St. Patrick’s Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago for Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Interment private.