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Matthew J. Galvin, Jr.

Family & friends are invited to attend a visitation on Tuesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Vertuccio and Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107), REVERE, for Retired Revere Police Detective Matthew J. Galvin, Jr. who died peacefully ending a lengthy illness on Thursday, August 10th at the Lighthouse Nursing Care Center of Revere. The Funeral Service will be conducted in the Funeral Home on Tuesday following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. (Noon), immediately followed by entombment at Holy Cross Community Mausoleum, Malden.

Born in Medford, he was a lifelong resident of Revere. Matt graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1959. He served the City of Revere for over 38 years as a Detective within the Police Department. Throughout his entire service, there was no other officer held in such high esteem, not only by his colleagues but also by the local citizenry. He was an alumnus of Northeastern University, School of Criminal Justice, Class of 1980. A veteran of the regular army during the Viet-Nam Era, he was also with the Army Reserves, retiring in March of 1989. He was a long-time member of the Revere Council – Knights of Columbus #179 & also a member of the Revere Police Relief Association .

He is survived by his beloved wife & best friend Rosemarie DeMarco-Galvin. He is the cherished father to Lisa A. Galvin & her boyfriend, Bob of West Peabody & the late Mark D. Galvin. He was the dear son of the late Mary E. (Worthley) Galvin Barry & the late Matthew J. Galvin, Sr. & the loving brother of the late James M. Galvin & Dorothy E. Bianchi.

Visiting Hours

Tuesday, August 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 15th at 12:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

In lieu of flowers,remembrances may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter Association, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.

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  1. Arnold Newman
    Aug 17 2017

    Rest in peace Mattie. I remember the laughs we
    had at RHS Suffolk Downs get together.

  2. Steven pisano
    Aug 15 2017

    My sincerest condolences to the Galvin family. I had the pleasure to know Matty for many years. He was one of my first partners on the Police force who taught and trained me to be a good officer. He was a kind man and a good family man who adored his children. I will never forget you my friend. Travel well and may you RIP.

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