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Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home

157 Maple Street, Lynn, MA

OBITUARY

William A Galvin Jr.

August 23, 1929August 13, 2019
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Mr. William A. Galvin, Jr., age 89, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died on Tuesday at the Care One Wilmington, where he had received excellent care. Born in Lynn on August 23, 1929, he was the son of the late Dr. William A. and Elinor M. (Sullivan) Galvin, Sr. Bill graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1949. Serving in the U. S. Army Reserve for ten years, he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Before retiring, he worked many years at the G.E. Riverworks and in Everett. He was a member of I.U.E. Local 201, AFL-CIO.

Bill was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Lynn. He was an avid photographer, grew orchids, loved anything to do with airplanes and air shows and he especially loved dogs. He enjoyed windsurfing on Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.

He leaves two sisters, June Robinson of Lynnfield, and Elizabeth Polhemus of Plainville, Illinois, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He also leaves his sister-in-law Marie Galvin of Swampscott. He was the brother of the late Elinor Galvin, Donald Galvin, Dr. Dorothy Jodice, and brother-in-law of the late John Robinson, Richard Polhemus, and Gaetano “Guy” Jodice.

His funeral will be held on Monday at 9 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10 AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 PM.

Those who wish, may make donations in his memory to the American Red Cross, 85 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960 or via website listed below.

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Services

  • Visiting Hours Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 19, 2019

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August 21, 2019

With deepest sympathy from the Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, Our Lady of the Assumption and St Maria Goretti parish, staff, parishioners and The Ministry of Consolation our thoughts and prayers are with you .

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Biography

Mr. William A. Galvin, Jr., age 89, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died on Tuesday at the Care One Wilmington, where he had received excellent care.
Born in Lynn on August 23, 1929, he was the son of the late Dr. William A. and Elinor M. (Sullivan) Galvin, Sr. Bill graduated from Lynn Classical High School, Class of 1949.
Serving in the U. S. Army Reserve for ten years, he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Before retiring, he worked many years at the G.E. Riverworks and in Everett. He was a member of I.U.E. Local 201, AFL-CIO.
Bill was a former communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Lynn. He was an avid photographer, grew orchids, and loved anything to do with airplanes and air shows. He enjoyed windsurfing on Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield.
He leaves two sisters, June Robinson of Lynnfield, and Elizabeth Polhemus of Plainville, Illinois, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He also leaves his sister-in-law Marie Galvin of Swampscott. He was the brother of the late Elinor Galvin, Donald Galvin, Dr. Dorothy Jodice, and brother-in-law of the late John Robinson, Richard Polhemus, and Gaetano “Guy” Jodice.
His funeral will be held on Monday at 9 AM from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield at 10 AM. Burial in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Visiting hours Sunday 3-7 PM.
Those who wish, may make donations in his memory to the American Red Cross, 85 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960.