Rev. Harold V. Devereaux, administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Cabery, Illinois, died Thursday, May 8, 1980 at his residence at St. Joseph Church. Father Devereaux, 66, was a priest for 37 years and in the 44th year of his religious life. He was born in Kankakee, Illinois.
He graduated from St. Ambrose College, Davenport, Iowa, in 1940; he was ordained at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri in 1943; and received a master’s degree in psychology from Fordham University, New York, in 1945.
He taught at St. Joseph’s Academy in La Grange, Illinois; St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf in New York; Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, New York, and Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he was principal from 1956 to1962.
His parish assignments were St. Viator in Chicago, Illinois from 1953 to 1956 and St. Viator in Las Vegas from 1962 to 1963. He was pastor of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois, from 1968 to 1977, taking the St. Joseph post in 1977.
A wake was held on Saturday, May, 10, 1980, at St. Joseph Church, Cabery, Illinois, after the 6:00 P.M. Mass until 9:00 P.M.
A second wake was held at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Bourbonnais, Illinois, on Sunday, May 11, 1980 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M., with wake service at 4:30 P.M.
A Mass of Resurrection was held at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, on Monday, May 12, 1980, at 11:00 A.M.
Burial was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee, Illinois.
Please remember Father Devereaux in your Masses and prayers.
Taken from a Provincial letter from Rev. Kenneth Morris, CSV and the Chicago Tribune Obituaries May 9, 1980 pg. 17