Joseph M Gavin

April 23, 1945June 29, 2020

Joseph M. Gavin passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital on June 29, 2020 after an extended illness. He was born in the United Hospital in Port Chester, NY on April 23, 1945, graduated from Rye High School in 1964 and served in the US Army Reserve for three years. Joe then joined the Greenwich Police Department in 1970 and retired as a Youth Officer after 23 years. He and William Gallagher then opened the Horseneck Tavern which became a well-known restaurant and gathering place for 16 years.

Joe was the youngest of Mary Ellen and Patrick’s seven children. He is survived by his sister Priscilla Costigan and Patrick Gavin (wife Nancie). He is predeceased by his sisters Patricia Mahoney, Eileen Hoey, Bernadette Maguire, brother John and foster brother Shang Jung. Joe also leaves behind several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to Covid-19 a private family service will be held Friday at Gallagher Funeral Home in Greenwich. The burial will immediately follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye. A memorial service will be held at later date.

In Lieu of flowers monetary donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


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Joe Yusi, Sr.

August 11, 2020

Just heard the sad news about Joe. He was a wonderful man, easy going and always a gentleman. We go way back to our childhood in Rye and used to play with each other and the Coffrins. Joe was like family and there will never be anyone else like him. He will be sorely missed!
Our deepest sympathies, Joe and Corinne Yusi, Peoria, Arizona

Cathleen McDonald

July 4, 2020

I'll really miss Joe, he was such a great friend to my entire family. He'll be missed.

Patty Waurishuk

July 3, 2020

To Priscilla and Gavin Family: We were blessed to know such a kind and generous man. Enjoyed all the special
moments with Joe and playing years of softball for the Horseneck Tavern. He was a great guy and will be missed.

Pat Appleyard

July 3, 2020

Priscilla, Jim and I were so sorry to read about Joe's passing. May he rest in peace. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Pat Appleyard (DMS)

Tom Jewell

July 2, 2020

Always enjoyed his comradeship

Cathy Stack

July 2, 2020

I just heard the news about Joe. My deepest sympathies to the entire Gavin family. He was truly one of a kind. I had the pleasure of working for Joe at the Horseneck Tavern. I never knew someone with such a big and generous heart. I haven't seen him in many years but I have nothing but fond memories of him...Thanks for the laughs Joe. You will be missed. xxoo

Rose Sabia

July 2, 2020

Joe was one of the nicest men. I always loved to see him at the restaurant. Prayers for all. God bless!

John Pendergast

July 2, 2020

God Speed 🙏 Joe you are one of the good guys!!

Sandra Noble

July 2, 2020

Worked for Joe for 13 years but more importantly he was a friend for many years after. One of the most generous, kind , funny and loyal gentleman I’ve had the pleasure of having in my life. You will be missed by so many Joe Gav.

Lisa Funston

July 2, 2020

I’m sadded to hear of Joes Passing. Such fun memories of working at the Horseneck. My thoughts and prayers to the family. RIP Joe 🙏🙏