Christopher “Christy” Rafter, of Oak Lawn. Mr. Rafter is survived by his wife Mary; his sons, Chris and Patrick; his daughters, Kelly Showan and Kathleen Everly; his sister, Nancy Mooney; his brothers, Tommy and Albert; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews in Ireland.
Visitation was held at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home in Oak Lawn on Feb. 16. A funeral Mass followed at St. Gerald Church in Oak Lawn. Interment was at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.
Mr. Rafter was born in Dublin, Ireland. He worked for Central Steel & Wire for more than 30 years. He served in the Army, and was a three-time Golden Gloves boxing champion and fought in many European championships. He represented Ireland in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.