Ryan J. Gavin of Dracut, formerly of Lowell


Ryan J. Gavin, 36, of Dracut formerly of Lowell died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Jamie Gavin with whom he celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on September 22, 2017.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of Dennis and Robin Gavin of Dracut. He graduated from Greater Lowell Technical High School with the class of 2000. He earned a CDL and Hoisting license.

Ryan was a thirteen year employee for the City of Lowell Public Works and Cemetery Department.

He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church of Lowell.

Ryan’s greatest joy was spending time and vacationing with his cherished family and his good friends. Throughout high school he was an over achiever in sports. He wrestled, played baseball, football and he was a boxer. He enjoyed running, swimming, fishing and playing video games. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed taking his family to Red Sox Games. He also enjoyed many years as a coach to his son in Dracut Pop Warner Football. He coached at the YMCA of Lowell for his children in T-Ball and Baseball.

Besides his wife and his parents he is survived by his son, Ryan J. Gavin Jr. of Dracut; daughter, Kailey A. Gavin, sophomore at Greater Lowell Tech, of Dracut; brother, Patrick and his wife, Danielle Gavin of Westford; sister, Robin and her husband, Juan Diaz of Dracut; grandmother, Mary Gray of Newburyport; mother-in-law, Claire Landry of Dracut; brother-in-law, David and his wife, Kelly Bertrand of Lowell; nieces, Chelsea Gavin, Briana Diaz, Chloe Gavin, Cali Gavin, Madyson Bertrand, Elizabeth Bertrand and Gabriela Diaz; nephew, Joseph Bertrand and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

He was the son-in-law of the late David Bertrand.


Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Tues. at 9A.M.from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10A.M. at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Family of Jamie L. Gavin. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com



October 23, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dolan Funeral Home, Chelmsford, MA


October 24, 2017
10 A.M.
Immaculate Conception Church, E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA




  2. Nicole says:

    We have so many memories! Making mud pies, our pet cemetery on high Street, playing baseball all day, football, wrestling and jumping off your bunk beds trying to body slam each other lmao. 4th of July when the witchy poo old lady neighbors would put the hose on us and all the Gavin men mooned them I call it salute them! Uncle Billy swimming in the rocks in the driveway telling us he’s the best swimmer! Saturday mornings big Kev or uncle Dennis would cook huge breakfasts while we watched cartoons like peewees play house (I know so embarrassing), heman, transformers,playing nintendo to Sega, toys etc. We would all fight and being the only girl because Robin was way older I had to hold my own! I loved when the neighborhood kids didn’t want to pick me, the girl on their team by Ry picked me first because he said I was the best player. I had a curve ball no one could hit and I hit homers all day. Football I tackled with no mercy I broke both pinkies and could throw, Basketball I hit the 3’s all day. He never looked at me like a girl I was always one of the boys!!! We went through elementary school together and middle school. You were one of a very few I was that close too. We were best cousins from beating up the kid who took our toy to giving girl/boy advice in middle school. Best memories of my life. You always had a big heart and I knew you would be an amazing father and husband. To the family I am so so sorry I can’t imagine the pain. Just know he’s there smiling watching over you’s. I will miss you Ry you will never be forgotten. Say hey to my dad for me.

  3. michelle terrio says:

    So sorry for your loss ♡ My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Mark R Sweet says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to your whole family during this difficult time.

    • Zenaida. Ortiz says:

      Sorry for your loss have hope John 5:28,29 days that god will call them from the grave for a resurrection to life in the new world here on earth. Love you guys your family is always in my heart

  5. Julie Head says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss!Sending my deepest condolences.my thoughts and prayers to his family

  6. Edward and Jeannette Rivera says:

    My deepest and sincere condolences Ryan was a great guy..a long time childhood friend that will be sorely and eternally missed. We may have lost you Ryan but heaven has gained a beautiful angel keep watch over us..it’s not good bye its see you later my friend we will see you again..rest easy

  7. Norman Hebert says:

    Very Sorry for your families loss

  8. Eileen & Ray Hebert says:

    With deepest sympathy for your families loss. You all are in our thoughts & Prayers xo

  9. Alicia Mereno says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Please extend my condolences out to your family may he SIP

  10. Ed Dufresne Sr. says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to you all at this difficult time.

  11. Mark Dussault says:

    Very sorry for your loss

  12. Jim & Irene Coates says:

    To our dear friends, and all who knew and loved Ryan, Our words cannot express the sadness that we share with all of you during these difficult moments, but know that we send our most sincere condolences and love to you in this very sad time in your lives. May you find strength in the days ahead, knowing that we all share in the sorrow and loss you feel.

  13. Roberta Menzies says:

    Sending my deepest condolences, My prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. May the Lord bring peace and understanding ❤️ May he rest in paradise

  14. Peter Flagle says:

    I am very sorry for the Gavin family loss.

  15. Heather Gavin says:

    Rip cuz you we be very much missed. Tell my dad I say hello I miss him love him n take care of eachother up there….. I know you guys are happy to be reunited. He probably ran to you when he saw you lol. With a beer in hand. Hope heaven is what we dream it is n I love u too rip

  16. Heather says:

    Rip cuz you we be very much missed. Tell my dad I say hello I miss him love him n take care of eachother up there….. I know you guys are happy to be reunited. He probably ran to you when he saw you lol. With a beer in hand. Hope heaven is what we dream it is n I love u too rip

  17. Jamie Bevins Bulhoes says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Carlos gonzalez says:

    I love you bud you are my vest friend for eva you will be missd but you will allways be alive in my heart.. Tell mom i said hello i kno she greeted you bye now.. Love you rest in paradise.. I will see you again my friend..

  19. Shawn Hubert says:

    So sorry for your loss..I remember hisfunny nickname for me at the cemetery when we worked together..”Harvery Warbanger” will miss you…Jaime and family if you need anything i am here even if its to talk.

  20. Kathy Estabrook says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. Ryan was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  21. Sheila Gavin says:

    You will forever be In my Heart! Love you! Until we meet again!

  22. Kellygray says:

    Ryan you’ll always be in my heart and thoughts rest in peace

  23. Raegan Downs says:

    Im so sorry for your loss. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers. ❤❤

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