Avid photographer who enjoyed air shows

Published September 11, 2019

WILMINGTON — William A. Galvin Jr., 89, formerly of Lynn and Saugus, died on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 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 as a member of the Class of 1949.

Serving in the U.S. Army Reserve for 10 years, he rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class.  Before retiring, he worked many years at the G.E. Riverworks 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. He is also survived by 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 an Gaetano “Guy” Jodice.

His funeral was held on Aug. 19 from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home in Lynn, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lynnfield. Burial was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn.

Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the American Red Cross, 85 Lowell St., Peabody, MA 01960.