Darrell James Garvey
Darrell James Garvey, 72, passed away on Nov. 18, 2021, after a courageous battle fighting cancer.

He was born in Presque Isle Maine, prior to moving to Connecticut. After attending Enfield High School in Connecticut, Darrell joined the United States Army. He served two tours during the Vietnam War. While serving his country he earned a Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars. He was a loyal member of the VFW Post in Stafford, the American Legion Post No. 26 in Stafford, where he served as the Commander for a short period of time, and the Italian Club. Darrell was a person who never missed the opportunity to gather with family and friends to exchange stories, enjoy good food and just plain enjoy each other's company. He loved riding motorcycles, spending time in his garden, canning his crops during harvest season- especially his famous pickles, and roasting pigs at family/friends celebrations. One of Darrell's greatest attributes was his loyalty as a friend. He made his mark in the world not with grand gestures or fancy titles, but by the basic goodness and generosity of his character, by the quality of his involvement in our country and how he brought out these qualities in others. He was a man like no other and will be missed by many.

He is predeceased by his parents, John Garvey and Pauline Melbourne (Clark). Surviving in addition to his life long partner, Margo Post of Stafford Springs; is his son, Lucas Garvey; daughter, Jessica Beasley both of Alto, Georgia; sister, Carline Sulewski and husband, Joseph of Springfield; brother, Daniel Garvey and wife, Diane of Cape Neddick, Maine; six nieces; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and Allan Melbourne aka grandpa.

A celebration of life will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Italian Benefit Society located at 12 Club Road, Stafford Springs.

Those who wish to remember Darrell in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Italian Benefit Society
12 Club Road, Stafford Springs, CT
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Always smilin and friendly greetings!! R.I.P.Old Friend
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