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Rev. Gabriel J. Fox

Deceased: 2015-12-29

Diocese: GAYLORD

ICTE Spring: 1999

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Reverend Gabriel James Fox, 79, a retired priest of the Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan, on Monday, December 29, 2015, at Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, after a brief illness.
Father Fox was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois. In 1968, following several years of secular employment, he joined the Conventual Franciscan Order in Indiana and was ordained to the priesthood at the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome in April of 1974.

After moving full-time to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Father Fox provided humble, dedicated assistance to the following parishes: Sacred Heart, Pinellas Park, St. Matthew, Largo, and Holy Cross, Transfiguration, and the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, St. Petersburg.

Visitation will be held at St. Agnes Church, 1501 Chicago Road in Chicago Heights, IL 60411 on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, will preside and Fr. Pius Poff, OFM Conv., will offer the homily. Burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, IL following the Mass.