OBITUARY

John C. McCauley

October 1, 1948September 9, 2018

John Charles McCauley passed away peacefully at his home on St. Simons Island, GA on September 9, 2018. John was born in Newark, NJ on October 1, 1948. He was predeceased by his parents Eugene J. McCauley and Dorothy Bell McCauley and his sister Jeanne Claire McCauley. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Anne McGoldrick McCauley. Additionally he leaves four sons and their spouses: Matthew and Jessica Healey of Raleigh, NC; Michael and Anne McCauley of Waveland, MS; Kevin McCauley of Nashville, TN; and Timothy and Maria McCauley of Louisville, KY. He also leaves his ten adored grandchildren: Aidan, Kathleen, Meghan, Tommy and Fiona Healey; John Thomas, Sarah Jane and Charlie McCauley; and Evie and Elle McCauley. His eleventh grandchild is expected in January. Sisters Marie McCauley, Toms River, NJ and Kathy Drescher, Perry, GA also survive him.

John was a graduate of Seton Hall Preparatory School in South Orange, NJ; Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD; and the Louis B. Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY. John began his career as an insurance adjustor in South Orange, NJ. He enjoyed a distinguished career as an Insurance/Risk Management professional with organizations in Louisville, KY; Macon, GA; and Nashville, TN. He served on the board of directors for American Service Group, Brentwood, TN and American Retirement Corporation, Brentwood, TN, as well as numerous nonprofit boards, including Mental Health America and St. Bernard Academy, Nashville, TN.

A funeral liturgy will be held at St. William Catholic Church, St. Simons Island, on Saturday, September 15th at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of the Golden Isles or the American Red Cross, Nashville Chapter.

Services

  • Funeral Liturgy Saturday, September 15, 2018
REMEMBERING

John C. McCauley

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Pam Mengert

September 16, 2018

Anne, Steve and I are sending love and prayers to you and your family. John was one of the finest men we have had the pleasure of knowing. Our time with you and John in Macon will live in our hearts forever. We are so grateful for the friendship you and John extended to us. I remember Johns gentle spirit, laugh and warmth. You are in our thoughts as you walk into a new way of life. We love you.

Dan McCarthy

September 14, 2018

One of my earliest memories in life was watching my brother John and his best friend John (or as I knew him "Muscles") interact and knowing that this friendship (along with Frank and others) was incredibly special. He always was kind and generous to a fault, and was someone that I treasured as an extended family member, even though my immediate family of nine was huge. He was funny, gregarious and looked out for me, John's little brother. He welcomed me as they watched ballgames, ate pretzels, and opened wide mouth Rheingold's. My father, John J. McCarthy was as tough a judge on character as any person alive, and he loved John for his huge heart. God bless Muscles and his entire family and I know that there is a very special place in Heaven for such a beautiful soul.

NICK ABITANTO

September 14, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to Ann ,Matt and to the rest of the family. God bless you Marie and all of this wonderful family.
John was one of the most wonderful people that I ever met. John and his buddy Joe Healey were my guiding light. They motivated me to attend college. Their example, honesty and character were superlative . John rest in peace. ..... Ann, Matt and siblings : Marie and families my prayers are yours.
Heaven is blessed with a very special angel . John rest in peace.....

Ken Cooper

September 13, 2018

John and I spent several years together at Vanderbilt. He was a good friend but most of all he was a good person. Please accept my sympathy.

Billie Odom

September 13, 2018

Hello, I did not know Mr. McCauley very well. I only worked with him for a few years professionally here at VUMC. He was always so nice, helpful, and welcoming of questions which was much appreciated. I wanted you to know the wonderful impression left with me and I was saddened to read of his death. My condolences to you and your family.

Pat Hoffnagle

September 13, 2018

Annie,
I remember when John visited Dave and me at our home in Beckley, WV, back in 1980. I think he was working for Humana then and was visiting a local hospital. What a kind and gracious man! I regret that distance prevented us from getting to know him better.
You and your family remain in my prayers, Annie. And I'm sure John is now watching over all of you from above.
Love,
Pat

Paul and Therese McLean

September 12, 2018

Anne, Therese and I send our prayers and fond memories of the times spent with John. So many soccer games watching Timmy and Ryan play in the parochial league, travel squads and at Father Ryan High School. What great memories! John always loved to joke around with me to stay calm and carry on. He was right! Always had a mischievous smile on his face when he said it. All of my adult children reminisced about the time John went with us to see the US National Team play a few years back at the Titans football stadium - we were there last night again to see the USA vs Mexico game and remembered what a great time all of us had together with John. It just seems like yesterday that I ran into John at Pancake Pantry and we caught up. How time flies and how important it is to create great memories.

Thank you for making our lives that much richer. Thank you to both of you for being so hospitable and gracious in all things.

May the Christ, who we believe in with all our hearts, minds, souls and strength welcome John to everlasting life. Amen, my brother, rest in peace.

Paul McLean

Nancy and Jim Langdon

September 12, 2018

Jim and I send our love and prayers.
As part of the Father Ryan family we were blessed to know Kevin and Tim.

Barbara Ambrosius

September 12, 2018

Annie and family,
I will always have fond memories of John. I feel honored to have known him- from days at college to our brief visits on my trips through Nashville. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed by all who had the privilege to have known him. I'm so happy I had the opportunity to see you both last spring.
Much love to all,
Barb

Taffy Hill

September 11, 2018

Anne,
I saw Mary Beth Sunday at Jack Hanley's wake. She told me the sad news of John's passing. Although we haven't seen each other for many years, I often tell the story of when the boys played T-ball. John drove carpool one day. Breck got lost. John helped me find Breck blocks away, at the corner of Shelbyville Road and Browns Lane!!
John was a hero.
Blessings to all at this sad time.