Francis I. Lavin, MD

Francis I. Lavin, MD, age 91, of Elmhurst, Navy Veteran of WWII, a true gentleman, known for dedication and devotion to the patients of his longtime family medical practice in Bensenville and Elmhurst and as an attending physician at Elmhurst Hospital. In the 1960s, Dr. Lavin served as Chairmen of the Elmhurst Polio Committee, bringing the polio vaccine to the local community. After retiring from his family practice Dr. Lavin continued to serve the community by volunteering for over 10 years at the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton. Dr. Lavin is the beloved husband of Mary Ellen, nee Peterson for over 64 years; loving father of Francis (Rosanna), Michael (Mary Anne), Mary Alice (Robert Mardirossian), John “Jack” (Kathryn), Daniel and Timothy (Kimberly) Lavin; proud grandfather of Greg, Jeremy (Jessica), Brad, Patrick, Emily, Michael, Katie, Jeffrey, Samantha and Casey and great-grandfather of Connor; son of the late Thomas and the late Mary, nee Fogarty, Lavin; dear brother of the late Thomas (Joan), Peggy (the late Tom) Moore and Tricia (the late Rich) Morris; fond uncle of many loving nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Monday, 8:00 a.m. until time of funeral 9:00 a.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment Saint Peter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 or Journeycare Hospice 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com


Memorial Service Program

VISITATION

Sunday

Sep

17

3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

VISITATION

Monday

Sep

18

8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Gibbons Funeral Home
134 South York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

FUNERAL SERVICE

Monday

Sep

18

9:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
134 Arthur Street
Elmhurst, Illinois

INTERMENT

Monday

Sep

18

Following Mass
Saint Peter's Cemetery
Alexander and Myrtle
Elmhurst, Illinois

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Misericordia Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660

or

Journeycare Hospice 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010

2 comments on “Francis I. Lavin, MD
  1. Sylvia Koch says:

    Dr. Lavin was our family doctor from 1957 till he retired. Our son Mark, 62 and one of his sons were leaders for a communion group at St Alexis. So many memories of a great guy and good doctor. Thank you for your caring and service. Koch Family of Bensenville

  2. Michael Timms says:

    I send my heartfelt condolences. I feel honored to have been one of Dr. Lavin’s patients and nephews. He was an inspiration to me as I both chose my Catholic Confirmation name after him and attempted to gain entrance into medical school. I recall his sense of humor. I will miss him.

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