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1936 James 2019

James Galvin, Sr.

March 24, 1936 — November 30, 2019

Born in Detroit, MI on March 24, 1936 Departed on November 30, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN Gathering of Family & Friends: Our Lady of The Lake Catholic ChurchThursday December 5, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pmFriday December 6, 2019 10:00am to 11:00amRosary: Our Lady of The Lake Catholic ChurchThursday December 5, 2019 7:00pm to 8:00pmFuneral Mass: Our Lady of The Lake Catholic ChurchFriday December 6, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pmInterment: Hendersonville Memory GardensFriday December 6, 2019 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Mr. James Joseph "Jim" Galvin, Sr. age 83, of Gallatin, TN, passed away on November 30, 2019.

Mr. Galvin was born in Detroit, MI, on March 24, 1936, the son of the late Dr. Paul Galvin and Veronica Dillon Galvin. He worked at Ford Motor Company for 25 years before establishing and operating Miracle Ford, Inc. and Miracle Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Gallatin, TN. Jim was a parishioner at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church for 40 years. He was very active in the Serra club, Knights of Columbus, and ministering to the sick. He also enjoyed playing golf and was an avid sportsman especially watching Detroit, Notre Dame, and Vanderbilt. Most importantly he loved his faith and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Shella Janisse Galvin, to whom he was married on February 13, 1960; four children, Lynn Odell (Jim), Jim Galvin, Jr. (Kathy), Tim J. Galvin (Tracie), and Lori Martini (Mike), fourteen grandchildren, Jimmy Odell, Pamela Wegenka (Joe), Erin Bade (Dan), Timmy Galvin, Amie Tewell (Matthew), Jenna Nelson (Alex), Katie Odell, Sarah Galvin, Jamie Galvin, Matthew Galvin, Michael Martini, Maria Martini, Nick Martini, and Ella Martini; five great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Caroline Bade, Ava Grace Galvin, Charlie Wegenka, and Emma Tewell; and eight siblings, Paul Galvin (Mickey), Pat Galvin (Ces), Mary Frances Dietz (Dr. Gerald Dietz), Bill Galvin (Lynn), Maureen Clement, Rosemary Etue, Sharon Stokes (Bob), and Theresa Sands (Rick). Also, a host of nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at 11:00 A.M., Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Interment will be held Friday, December 6, 2019, at 3:00 P.M., Hendersonville Memory Gardens.

Gathering of Family & Friends will be held Thursday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Friday from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

The active pallbearers will be Jimmy Odell, Timmy Galvin, Matthew Galvin, Michael Martini, Nick Martini, and Tom Janisse.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Serra Club Nashville, Diocese of Nashville, 2800 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 (ATTN. Development Office).

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