John M. Carnaghi

May 2nd, 1969 - Aug 18th, 2017


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Mon, Aug. 21st, 2017 6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Aug. 22nd, 2017 11:00 AM


San Carlo Cemetery

Tue, Aug. 22nd, 2017 12:00 PM

John M. Carnaghi

Herrin- John M. Carnaghi, age 48, of Herrin, passed away at 4:52pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at his home in Herrin.

John was born on May 2, 1969 in Herrin, the son of Louis C. and Shirlene (Gray) Carnaghi.  He worked for the Carterville School District as the groundskeeper at Tri-C Elementary School.  John was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.

Survivors include his mother- Shirlene Carnaghi of Herrin

Sister- Mary Ellen and Mark Smith of Energy

Brother- Robert Louis Carnaghi of Austin, TX

Brother- William James and Lisa Carnaghi of Energy

Niece- Dolores Carnaghi of Austin, TX

Special Friends- Judy Moore, Gabe and Sid

Beloved Dog- Jake

He was preceded in death by his father- Louis Carnaghi, paternal grandparents- Louis and Rose Carnaghi, maternal grandparents- Luther and Pauline Gray, and his aunt- Mary Vansaghi.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating.  Burial will follow at San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin.  Visitation will be from 6-8pm on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the OLMC- New School Building Fund or the Williamson County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S. 13th Street; Herrin, IL 62948.

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13 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Rob Jennings

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    So John I’m going to miss you after having 40 years plus of friendship. Playing together as kids partying together as teenagers and working together as adults. Fly high my friend until we meet again rest in peace buddy.

  • Guest: Andy Wilson

    From: Christopher, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    Very sad day. Fare well my friend. You will missed.

  • Guest: Mark McGowan

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    John was a great friend, man, and brother to me we went through a lot together would not change one thing..He will be missed by a lot of people…friends for 42 years that is a long time wish it was longer

  • Guest: Allen Parker

    From: Pittsburg, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    John was a good friend of mine enjoyed working with him all the years at United Central Supply sure gonna miss you buddy and you will be missed by a lot of people.

  • Guest: Todd Kinser

    From: Brownsville , Kentucky

    Date: August 19, 2017

    RIP Big John, you was taken way to soon, prayers for your family.

  • Guest: Mindy Davis McRoy

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    So glad we got to chat last week, just wish I would have known it would be our last. Lots of great memories that I will cherish and never forget. Till we meet again my friend,rest in peace.

  • Guest: Janet Verbal

    From: Murphysboro , Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. Prayers for you and the boys.

  • Guest: Don Johnson

    From: Carterville, Illinois

    Date: August 19, 2017

    I work with John at the Carterville schools, he was a good man. He will be missed.

  • Guest: richard d mcclellan

    From: herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 20, 2017

    remember the good times / RIP ole friend

  • Guest: Joyce Stauder Rinella

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: August 20, 2017

    Shirlene I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. My prayers are with you and your family.

  • Guest: Todd O.Boomer

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: August 21, 2017

    John Carnhegi has been a friend and my neighbor for over 30 years. I just spoke with him the day before this happened he asked me if he could borrow my jonboat i said yeah-sure anytime John youve always a good neighbor and ive always liked ya thats the last thing i said to John. My most fond memory of john was him riding that cherry condition honda 250r – he sold that to my friend Jeremy when we were young (those werw good times). I also remember how John was like a big brother to me by letting me know how things go on this world from time to time Ill never forget John telling me the story about him and Danny turning that car over at the strip pits and that guys head or body rolling out of the trunk.That was an eye opener for me as a kid it made my scences more alert. That was when John and Danny reported theyre find on the Richard Knitz murder. John was a good man friend and neighbor Im very sorry for his close friends , family and expecially his mother she is a great lady .

  • Guest: Kendra idol

    From: Jefferson city, Missouri

    Date: August 21, 2017

    Sorry for your loss

  • Guest: Virginia “Ginny” Patrick

    From: Fairview Heights , Illinois

    Date: August 24, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear about John passing, my thoughts and many prayers are with all of you. John always made everyone smile, and touched so many lives.
    May God bless all his family and friends and bring you peace.