Gavin, Rev. Russell James O.Carm., Roman Catholic Priest, age 85, died July 5, 2007, born April 26, 1922, in Chicago, IL. Beloved son of the late Joseph and Susan (nee Costello), loving brother of Sr. Mary Irene Gavin, IBVM and the late Joseph (the late Betty), Margaret, Richard and Patrick Gavin, also nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Professed his vows with the Carmelites October 8, 1944, in Washington, DC. Ordained a priest June 7, 1947, in Chicago, IL, Rev. Gavin was an educator, parish priest and pastor and counselor. He taught many years at Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, IL and was pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Darien, IL, for 9 years. He worked tirelessly to help those suffering from the effects of alcohol abuse. Visitation Monday, July 9, 2007, from 2 to 8 p.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 8404 Cass Ave., Darien, IL. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 10, 2007, at 10 a.m., also at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Arrangements by: Modell Funeral Home, 630-852-3595.
Published in the Chicago Sun-Times from 7/8/2007 - 7/9/2007.