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Julie Iverson Passes

Julie M. Iverson, 52, passed away suddenly. She was the loving wife of David B. McCarthy and beloved mother of Thomas and Michael. Julie was the daughter of Robert (Nancee) Iverson and the late Carol Iverson; sister of Bob (Valerie) Iverson; sister-in-law of James  McCarthy, Celeste (Kevin) Walsh and Anthony (Teresa) McCarthy. She was the caring aunt of Megan, Timothy, Kara, Brendan, Colin, Alexi and Nathan.

Memorial donations may be made in Julie's memory to Hornets Sled Hockey Team by clicking link to the right →

If you do not care to use PayPal, you may send a check payable to: AHAI - Hornets Sled Hockey Team to: Hornets Sled Hockey Team, c/o Jim Smith, 859 Oakton Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

Julie’s funeral will be Tuesday, June 9th  9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago to Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment All Saints Cemetery.

Visitation Monday 3-9 pm. Info 773-736-3833 or visit Julie's memorial at

The program was started ten years ago by JJ O'Connor (pictured on the right, seated center), a former hockey player who sustained a catastrophic injury in a hockey game, to give these children a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the sport of hockey.

About the Hornets

The Chicagoland Hornets are a Youth Sled Hockey team consisting of kids ages 5 to 20 whom have physical disabilities yet are determined to play ice hockey. As almost all children do, they want the opportunity to participate in sports and feel the camaraderie of being part of a team. In some cases it's not even to play hockey; for some, it is their only freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.

The program is completely free to all of the children. All funding is from gracious donations, and 100% of the money collected goes directly towards equipment and ice time. All Hornet Staff members are volunteers with extensive hockey backround.