Watchroom-Death Notice-James (Jim) M.Gavaghan

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NAME: James (Jim) M. Gavaghan
DOB: August 09, 1949
APPOINTED: July 07, 1971
RETIRED: October 17, 1996
PASSED AWAY: August 01, 2015
CALLING: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, from 3-8 p.m. at Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel, 5342 E. Washington St.
SERVICES: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Little Flower Catholic Church 4720 E. 13th St.
BURIAL: Holy Cross
DRIVE BY:  Yes- Station 20
LAST ASSIGNMENT: Corporal Engine 20, B-Shift
EULOGY: Yes
FAMILY:  Jim is the son of James V. Gavaghan (Retired) and the brother of Chief Dennis Gavaghan (Active).

Jim was born on August 9, 1949 to Betty and Jim Gavaghan. Jim attended Little Flower Grade School and Scecina High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1970 and served two years active duty, one of which was in Da Nang, Viet Nam. Upon returning home he joined the Indianapolis Fire Department. He proudly served for 26 years. Jim was an avid sports fan. He was a die hard Yankees fan. He excelled in baseball playing at Scecina. Some of his favorite memories were playing with the Fire Department Softball League. He worked at South Grove Golf Course after retiring. Jim was preceded in death by his mother Betty and his brother Bill. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, D.Dee and their children, Ryan (Shirali) and Katie (Mike) Masilonis. He has three grandchildren, Asha, Kiran, and Emily. Also surviving are his siblings, Dennis (Monica), Pattiann (Steve) Johnson and Bob (Susie). He has 5 nieces and nephews.

Prayers will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 5th at Oakley-Hammond Funeral Home, Moore & Kirk Irvington Chapel, 5342 E. Washington St., followed by Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Little Flower Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 4th at the funeral home, with Recitation of the Rosary at 7:45 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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