William John Galvin, 85, of Peachtree City


William John (Jack) Galvin, 85, of Sterling, Mass. and Peachtree City, Ga., passed away peacefully on May 11, 2015 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Jack was born and raised in Cambridge, Mass., son of Michael F. and Ellen Agnes Galvin, who immigrated from Ireland. He was the youngest of 9 children.

 Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Rita (Richards) Galvin; a son, Mark Galvin and his wife, Cheryl (Ventresca) of Peachtree City, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Galvin, of Boston, Mass.; four grandchildren, Ryan Galvin of Atlanta, Ga., Elizabeth Galvin McElroy of Brooklyn, N.Y., Caitlin Galvin of Charleston, S.C. and Michael Galvin of Peachtree City, Ga.; and a sister, Anne Gaudet of Arlington, Mass.

 Jack graduated from Cambridge High & Latin and Bentley College where he received his BA in Accounting and later became a CPA. He was a member of the US Army during the Korean War. He practiced public accounting at Seamans, Stetson and Tuttle in Boston, Mass., was Treasurer of Millar Supply in Utica, N.Y., and was President/Owner of Burton Tool & Die, Leominster, Mass. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Leominster, Mass., Elks Club of Cambridge, Mass., and American Legion Post 50 in Peachtree City, Ga.

 Jack was known for his positive outlook in life, sense of humor and love of his family. He was especially devoted to his grandchildren to whom he imparted wisdom, guidance and constant support. Jack loved attending all his grandchildren’s activities and was both an avid Patriot’s and SEC College football fan. Jack’s strength and good nature will live on in all who knew him.

 There will be a visitation at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at St. Richard’s Catholic Church in Sterling, Mass..

 In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted to St. Richard’s Food Pantry, 8 Bridge Street, Sterling, Mass. 01564 or to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla. 32256.

Arrangements made under the direction of Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home in Peachtree City, Ga.