Katherine B. (Mollahan) Galvin of Chelmsford formerly of Tewksbury


Katherine B. (Mollahan) Galvin, 85, of Chelmsford formerly of Tewksbury died surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to the late Joseph Galvin who died on December 29, 1996.

Born in Lowell, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Mollahan.   She graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1950.

Katherine was the branch manager for the Commercial Bank & Trust in Wilmington, retiring in 1995.  In her early years she worked for the Courier Citizen Corporation of Lowell, where she met her husband.

She was a communicant of St. Mary Church.

Katherine’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.  She was a proud resident of Chelmsford for twenty years.

She is survived by her sons, Joe Galvin of Beverly, MA and John D. and his wife, Christine Galvin of Methuen; daughters, Pamela Galvin of Dracut, Judy and her husband, Jeff Chartier of Andover and Kathy Neylon of Chelmsford; former son-in-law, Frank Neylon of Lowell; grandchildren, Jen Galvin, Matt Galvin, Joseph F. Galvin, John D. Galvin, John Chartier, Joe Chartier, Jess Chartier, Joey Neylon and Meghan Neylon and many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Joseph Mollahan.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary Church in Chelmsford.   Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Tewksbury, MA.  Memorials may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

  1. Irene Hofmann says:

    I was so sorry to read about Kaye’s passing. We were good friends for years and worked together at the Commercial Bank in Wilmington. I had just received our yearly Christmas card and had no idea she wasn’t well. She had a beautiful heart and was so friendly and nice to all. I’m sure she and her Joe are having a wonderful reunion in their heavenly home. God bless all her family who she loved so much. Irene Hofmann

  2. Agnes Walsh says:

    Kaye was a wonderful Mother,grandmother and Friend. I am going to miss her and our chats, catching up with our lives, children and grandchildren. A beautiful, elegant lady. Rest In Peace my friend. Agnes Walsh

  3. MARY D. NEYLON says:

    I will miss Kaye—our Sunday afternoon dinners at interesting restaurants, sharing the memories of living as kids during the WW2 years without a care in the world while the adults were dealing with rationing and praying for the return of their loved ones, and later sharing the joys of marriage and raising our own families. It is comforting to all of us to know that she is resting now with God whom she served so well—and that she is reunited with her beloved Joe.

  4. MARY D. NEYLON says:

    I will miss Kaye—Sunday afternoon dinners at different restaurants, the exchanging of memories growing up in the WW2 years
    and the post war era. Most of all I’ll miss her friendship. May she rest in peace with God whom she served so well.
    Mary Neylon

  5. Cath O'Malley says:

    Perfect photo: simple elegance – perfectly outfitted; lace, pearls, make up… & a matching manicure. Kay was a beautiful woman – inside & out. I will miss her smile & twinkling eyes. Her love continues on in our nephew & niece, Joe & Meghan. ♥️ Kay, RIP – Mark & Cath O’Malley

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