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Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary

2126 East 71St Street, Indianapolis, IN

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Joseph McCaughna

July 9, 1944October 2, 2019
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James "Jim" Joseph McCaughna, Indianapolis, age 75, best known as a good brave, and loyal man, decided on October 2, 2019 to allow the angels, who had been hovering around his bed to take him to heaven, ending his many years of suffering. Left on the bed was his rosary, which he always held, and his Green Bay Packers flannel throw that covered him so warmly.

Born in Brooklyn, New York Naval Yard Hospital on July 9, 1944, he kicked his identical twin brother, Walt, out into the world and stayed safely within his mother, Rosemary Killen McCaughna for five extra minutes. Their dad, Walter McCaughna was serving in WWII as a Navy Pharmacist on a battle ship, and did not see his boys until they were 2 years old. The family moved to Indianapolis soon after the war. Jim's father had attended pharmacy school at Butler and was offered a position at Haag's Drugs. Jim graduated from St. Joan of Arc grade school and Cathedral High School, class of 1962. He worked for several railroads, finally retiring from Amtrak in 2004 after more than 30 years of service. Since retirement, Jim has enjoyed his time to be with family and friends. He kept up with his friends, especially enjoying a monthly card game with friends he had known since grade school. He traveled with friends to places he always wanted to go - returning to his beloved Ireland three times. He was an avid NY Yankees fan and was the proud owner of one share of stock in the Green Bay Packers. Jim was a very active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He had served in every office at one time or the other, elected as president three times. Jim was a quiet man who lived his life with strong convictions of loyalty and love and a great belief in the love of God. Even at his sickest, he would always greet those who visited him with a wave and a fist bump.

May the road rise up to meet him!

He is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife, Maureen McCarty McCaughna; son, Scott McCaughna; brother, Walter McCaughna; grandsons, Reece McCaughna and Zach Fromm; several cousins; Maureen's family; and many friends.

The family wishes to thank all who helped care for him including, Rock Steady Boxing, Paradigm Hospice, and his special caregivers, Ann Travis and Trevell Rohr.

Visitation will be Monday, October 7, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E 71st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Jim's Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. He will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana at a later date.

Contributions in Jim's memory may be made to: Seeds of Hope Father Glenn Challenge at 1425 S. Mickley Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana or at www.seedsofhopeindy.org/contributions or Christ the King Catholic Church, 5884 Crittenden Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.feeneyhornakkeystone.com for the McCaughna family.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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James "Jim" Joseph McCaughna

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Bill Micheli

October 7, 2019

I have known Jim since grade school and have been friends since the early years. We have shared many good times and laughs over the years. We have taken several trips with Jim and Maureen. I remember our first trip to New York City - after checking into our downtown Manhattan hotel, Jim was ready to show us the city. He gave us a first class 3 day tour, as he love NYC. I always enjoyed Jim's off the cuff witty sayings that come at unexpected times. You were a great friend and will always be "The Prince".



Tim micheli

October 5, 2019

I have been friends with Jim since grade school-many years ago. I will always remember the way his face would "light up" when encountering a friend or when he heard something amusing or enlightening. We always called him the prince. I don't know exactly how he became to be known as the prince but I know why. He is a prince. Rest in peace prince.

James Yarber

October 5, 2019

I ALWAYS CONSIDERED JIM A KIND AND GOOD FRIEND

Esther Butrum

October 5, 2019

I met Jim at the Ace many years ago, before he married Maureen.He was such a kind sweet person. After he married Maureen I saw him often at many Irish gatherings, AOH, the Ace, weddings and funerals etc. so sorry To hear he passed away. Take care Maureen, you have joined the ranks of the widows.

Mickey Quinn

October 4, 2019

I have known him since grade school. A really good guy and I'll miss him. RIP Jim.

Mickey Quinn

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