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Donald “Don” McCue

October 27, 1943 - May 29, 2020

Donald “Don” McCue Donald “Don” McCue
  • Funeral
  • Celebration Of Life will be at a later date
  • Burial Location
    Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles

Donald “Don” McCue, 76, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, May 29, 2020 in St. Charles, IL.

Born in Janesville, WI on October 27, 1943, he was the son of Donald Sr. and Mary Christine (Bier) McCue.

A graduate of Janesville High School, Don went on to the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1965. That fall he married Mary Ellen Brogan on September 11.

Before be bought his first Chevrolet Dealership in Whitewater, WI in 1974, Don worked for Detroit Bank and Trust and IBM.

In 1980, he moved his family, which now included son, Timothy Patrick and daughter, Meaghan Colleen to St. Charles when he purchased the Chevrolet Dealership. It would become Don McCue Chevrolet.

Don was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles. Don loved life on land or sea. He was known to many as “The Captain”. He was generous and the happiest when sharing joys with others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara McCue Hendrickson, and brother, William (Linda) McCue.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen; children, Tim (Kimber) McCue, Meaghan McCue Orange; grandchildren, Hunter, Callahan and Brady McCue, Zacciah and Xavier Orange. Nieces and nephews, Kathleen (JR) Hendrickson Asher, Michael (Amy) Hendrickson, Brian Hendrickson, Daniel (Sally) McCue, Laura (Chris) McCue Kesting, and Jim (Pam) McCue.

Due to the current pandemic, services were held privately. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


Don Shaw from Wellington, FL

"God Bless and keep Don and his family during this time of sorrow. Don was a wonderful man and he will be missed in the St. Charles community."

Lauri & Ann Ahlman from Naperville, IL

"Mary Ellen, Timothy, Meaghan and family, Ann and I send out deepest sympathy to you all. Don had a full life, and you all are a testament to that. He will be missed but not forgotten. Be well and may God Bless!"

Ray Orlando from Batavia , IL

"I met Don in 1980 when he first opened up the Chevy dealership. It was always a pleasure to do business with him. A true person of integrity. He will definitely be missed. My condolences to his family"

Bruce Masterson from Whitewater, WI

"My sympathies to the McCue family. I knew Don as a teenager growing up in Whitewater and later he gave me my first job in the car business in the late 80's at Don McCue Lincoln-Mercury in Barrington where I met my wife. Don always had a smile on his face and it was a pleasure to work for him and to know him. May he rest in peace."

Angelo & Pat Dabiero from Bonita Springs , FL

"Our fond memories are of special times w/Don, Mary Ellen & Family both in St. Charles & Whitewater. He & they are in our thoughts & prayers"

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"Mrs. McCue and family, I am so very, very sorry for your tremendous loss. I know how much my dad treasured his friendship with Don and I feel very fortunate that I was able to be a small part of their friendship by joining them for lunches, parties, and a few weddings. Sending my love, thoughts and prayers💕🙏😢"

Lee Vancil Nancy Hoyer from Naples , FL

"Don was a very special person Nancy and I enjoyed being around him and we are heartbroken about his passing. We hadn't seen him in the last few years but I always thought about him. Our heartfelt sympathy for Mary Ellen and the rest of the family remember him with a smile"

Trina MacDougall from Janesville, WI

"Mary Ellen i am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Now he and Dave can crack jokes in heaven. They always had a good time together. I remember all the good times we had together. Take care."

David P Stanton from Sarasota, FL

"So sorry to hear about Don. I worked for Don McCue lincoln/Mercury in Barrington ILL. he was a wonderful person and very generous to everyone and I will never forget the party he had for all his employees at the lake house,we all had a great time with Don you will be missed Don."

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