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Patrick Galvin

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Patrick "Bloop" Galvin 1942 - 2011 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Patrick J. "Bloop" Galvin, 68, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt. He formerly resided on Center Street in Hoosick Falls with his wife of 37 years, Anna Chaplin Galvin. Pat was born on June 14, 1942, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late John and Mary Sharkey Galvin. He graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Hoosick Falls and earned his Nursing Degree through the BOCE Program. Pat was an M.P. in the Army, serving from 1960 - 1963. Pat worked at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington as an L.P.N. for 26 years. Pat also worked at the Hoosick Falls Post Office for several years. He was part of the Hoot & Holler gang at St. Mary's Academy for a number of years. He was a member of the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad and a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Pat enjoyed Irish music and the time spent with his granddaughter, Aidan Lynn Dence, the love of his life, for whom he always sang a tune. Survivors other than his wife, Anna, include his daughter, Tara Galvin, and granddaughter, Aidan Lynn Dence, both of Hoosick Falls; brother, John "Jack" Galvin of Hoosick Falls; sister, Mary Marriner of Brunswick, N.Y., also several nieces, nephews, sister-and brother-in-laws. Pat was predeceased by a daughter, Terri Galvin; two brothers, Michael and Lawrence Galvin. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. from the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 - 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Academy through the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls at a later date.

Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 8, 2011
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