Kevin J. Harnett

Kevin J. Harnett
Of Chicago

Kevin J. Harnett was born on November 5, 1955 in Carpentersville to John and Mary
(nee McCaffrey) Harnett. He died Saturday, April 15, 2017 in Chicago.

Kevin worked for Cerner as a Consultant, Principal I. He enjoyed dining out with his
friends and loved spending time with his family. Kevin was loved by all family and

He is survived by his siblings, Sheila (Thomas) Bonuso, Michael Harnett and William
(Donna) Harnett; nieces and nephews, Patrick (Jennifer) Bonuso, Matthew Bonuso;
Elizabeth Bonuso and Amanda Bonuso; great-niece, Ella Bonuso; and great-nephew,
Franklin Bonuso; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm Glueckert Funeral Home
Ltd., 1520 North Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington
Heights, IL 60004. Prayers Friday, April 21, 2017 9:15 am at the funeral home,
proceeding to St. Mary Parish, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 for a
10:00 am Funeral Mass. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. Funeral
information and condolences can be given at or 847-253-0168 .

12 thoughts on “Kevin J. Harnett

  1. To the Harnett and Bonuso Family,

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that happy memories come forth to ease your sorrow.

    I worked with Kevin for many years and he was very dear to me. He was sweet and funny and he regularly brought a smile to my face. Kevin was also a wonderful mentor. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed, by those of us that were blessed to have had him in our lives.

  2. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend. Kevin always was able to bring joy and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. He will be fondly remembered. Rest In Peace my old friend.

  3. Please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Very sad loss. I worked with Kevin at SMS/Siemens and now Cerner. His knowledge, kindness to help others, and humor will be sorely missed. He was a true, honest friend to all who he encountered. I will miss you dearly Kevin.

  4. To the Harnett and Bonuso Family,

    I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear about Kevin’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kevin for many years, through SMS, Siemens and Cerner. Kevin was always an upbeat man, incredibly knowledgeable and just a great colleague and friend. I was just working with him on a client account and in typical Kevin fashion, he had just helped me with a difficult dilemma. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Thank you for sharing Kevin with us, his work family. Love and God Bless!

  5. I am sorry to hear of this great loss. I had the pleasure to work with Kevin over the years. Kevin was great to speak with and just an overall great guy!

    I pray for peace for his family and friends during this time.

  6. I was privileged to have worked with Kevin for many years and heartbroken at the loss of this wonderful, funny, and so talented man. He was a friend and someone that could always be relied on to help and guide, and make us laugh. Kevin will remain always in my memory, and I wish him peace.

    Wishing comfort to his family and friends.

  7. I was deeply saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing.

    I worked with Kevin for many years at SMS/Siemens. He was a good friend and a wonderful man, with a kind and gentle spirit. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

    My deepest sympathy to Kevin’s entire family.

  8. To the Harnett and Bonuso Family,

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I worked with Kevin for many years – he was a mentor and a friend. I’ll remember Kevin in many positive ways – his great sense of humor, his laugh, and especially the stories about dinner with friends and family. I’m not sure who said it first but this quote resonates with me today. “Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget”

  9. I knew Kevin for a fairly short time (on his most recent project) and in that short time he really made a lasting impression on me. I feel privileged that I got the opportunity to meet/work with Kevin even if it was a short period of time.

    I really loved working with him. He was a wonderful man, a great hard worker, and generous spirit. He would always give you that extra minute of his time to help you understand something you might not be able to understand. He would always go above and beyond to find out ways to help you or the client. A great expert in his trade. Very dependable. Very prompt. Probably one of the best folks on my project team. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.

    My deepest sympathies to the family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  10. So very sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. I met Kevin back in 1991 when we both started to work for SMS in Rolling Meadows. I loved working with Kevin; he had a great work effort, and was exceptionally bright. He taught me a lot. He had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh. He will be missed by all.

  11. While I know there is little comfort right now over your loss of Kevin, please know he lives on in all the knowledge, humor, and kindness he shared with me and many others across the years.

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