Helen Noreen Evertowski, passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on January 19, 2023. Born in Chicago Illinois, to parents John and Nellie (nee McGowan) Gavin, Helen grew up on the South Side of Chicago with her brothers and sisters. She graduated from Maria High School and attended DePaul University. She was an Executive Assistant when her best friend set her up on a blind date to meet Jerome, who became her husband of 52 years.
Helen had a strong Catholic faith, a quick wit, enjoyed painting and excelled at crosswords, astounding all with her recall of the most obscure trivia. She loved her lifelong friends called “the gang”, her family, and especially adored watching her grandchildren grow up. Helen is survived by her children Chris (Lisa) Everett, Laura (Dennis) Fitzgibbons, Terri (Doug) Streicher, and Lynn Evertowski, grandchildren Elizabeth, Zachary, Catherine, Alex, Charlie, Thomas, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome, her parents John and Nellie Gavin, brothers John and Jim Gavin, and sisters Mary (John) Stryker and Patsy Gavin.
Helen’s family will greet friends and family at a viewing on Thursday January 26, 2023 beginning at 8:15 am until chapel prayers 9:15 am at the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W 127th Street, Crestwood. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00am at Our Lady of the Woods Church 10731 W 131st Street, Orland Park, IL 60462, followed by a procession and Chapel Service at Good Sheppard Cemetery 16201 104th Avenue, Orland Park, IL 60467.
Memorial contributions may be given to Purple Heart Foundation https://purpleheartfoundation.org and condolences to Becvar & Son Funeral Home www.becvarfuneralhome.com (708) 824-9000.