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Mary E. Galvin, 94

Mary Edith Galvin, age 94, of Buffalo, formerly of Winsted, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Buffalo.

She was born May 10, 1917, in Oak Pointe, MN, the daughter of Jules and Emma Mandeville Poirier.

Mary was joined in holy marriage with George J. Galvin June 15, 1938, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with five children.

A former faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, Mary also belonged to the St. Anne’s Society. She was a longtime member of the Auxiliaries of American Legion Post 407 in Winsted, and VFW Post 425 in Hopkins.

Mary is survived by four children: Patricia (James) Whalen of Buffalo, John “Jack” (Donna) Galvin of Montgomery, Joseph (Linda) Galvin of Aitkin, and George “Butch” (Shirley) Galvin of Faribault; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a great, great-grandchild; a brother, Paul Poirier of Maple Plain; a sister, Bernadette DeRosier of Howard Lake; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Galvin, in 1977; a son, James Galvin, in 2007; her parents; and brothers and sisters: John Poirier, Emma Ringer, Delphine Poirier, Albert Poirier, Alphonse Poirier, Rose Carpenter, Anthony Poirier, Arthur Poirier, and Robert Poirier.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo, with Father David Hennen as the celebrant. Readers were Scott Galvin and Lisa Whalen; Lisa Whalen presented the petitions; Shelley Galvin was the vocalist; and the gift bearers were Sarah Blashack, Brenda Trinka, Darci Galvin, and Julie Dettinger. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.

Visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 27 at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 4 to 8 p.m., with parish prayers at 7 p.m.

Honorary casket bearers were Jimmy Galvin, Keith Galvin, Justin Galvin, and Tim Galvin. Casket bearers were Denny Galvin, Steve Galvin, David Galvin, James Whalen, Troy Galvin, and Jordan Kuck.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.