Chicago Sun-Times

Hartigan, David

- David Matthew Hartigan

December 28, 1940 -February 25, 2023

A Man of Profound Intellect, Brilliant Wit,

Noble Heart and Absolute Integrity

David Matthew Hartigan (82) passed away peacefully, lovingly cared for by his family, on February 25th, 2023 just blocks from where he grew up in Rogers Park.

The pillar and guiding light to his very close family, he is survived by Kathleen Barrett, and together they were parents of a wonderful family that brought them great joy and pride; five children Rachel Dewey (Chauncey), David L. Hartigan, Peter Hartigan (Vanessa), Alexander Hartigan, Andrew Hartigan (Aimee) and eleven grandchild­ren Chauncey III, Oliver, Catherine D., David M. II, Margaret, Rohan, Madeline, Alexander II, Michael, Luke, and Catherine H.

Born and raised in Rogers Park, David graduated from Hardey Prep and Loyola Academy. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he majored in History, a passion that continued through his life. He also graduated with a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Law School.

The depth and breadth of his profession­al career was astounding. After graduating from Loyola, he joined the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commision as a trial lawyer investigat­ing securities fraud until his appointmen­t to the United States Attorney’s Office. As Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois, David served as the Chief of the Tax Division, Deputy Chief of the Civil Division and litigator in the Criminal Division. He uniquely served on a bi-partisan basis under four U.S Attorneys Bauer, Hanrahan, Foran and Thompson.

In the private sector, David was a founding partner of Hartigan & Ward. Later, he became a Partner at Wilson & Mcilvaine and Altheimer & Gray.

Furthermor­e, he served in several consulting and board level roles in politics, law and non profit sectors:

Catholic Conference of Illinois, Legislativ­e Counsel, representi­ng Cardinals Cody & Bernardin and the Catholic Bishops of IllinoisHo­tel Employee and Restaurant Employee Internatio­nal Union (HERE), Trustee & Chairman of the Finance Investment Committee with over 250,000 employeesA­RDC Attorney Registrati­on & Disciplina­ry Commission, Chairman appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court for over 10 yearsCatho­lic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Chairman for over 10 yearsFeder­al Bar Associatio­n, President Chicago Chapter Goodman Theater, Board of TrusteesSh­akespeare Marionette Company, Board MemberJuve­nile Diabetes Foundation, Trustee

But more than anything else, his expansive love extended to the entire Hartigan Clan, his nephews and nieces, John Hartigan (Maureen), Elizabeth Connelly (Matt), Laura Jenkins (Jeff), Cristina Soeiro (Stephen Collins), David Soeiro, Aileen Caffrey (Henry), Andrew Furlong, and Jonna Hirsch (Brent). And he leaves his older brother Hon. Neil F. Hartigan (MaryLou), sisters Mary Soeiro (Raul), and Coletta “Itti” Furlong (John). He was preceded in death by his parents. Coletta and David Hartigan and his sister Aileen.

Friends - when you were a friend of David, you were a friend for life. He always put others first and had an uncanny way of knowing who needed his love and support the most. David will be deeply missed. Funeral Mass: Saturday, March 4th 10:00 am at St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 6559 N. Glenwood Avenue, Chicago followed by a private family interment. Visitation is Friday, March 3rd at the Barr Funeral Home at 6222 Broadway, 4:00 - 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributi­ons can be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (https://

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