WILMINGTON, MA — Michael J. Garvey, Sr., of Wilmington, formerly of Woburn, died peacefully, Thursday, February 6, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, at the age of sixty-two.
Born and raised in Woburn, Michael was the youngest child of the late John and Evelyn (St. Hilare) Garvey. He was educated in Woburn and a 1975 graduate of Woburn High School.
For over 40 years, Mike worked for the Department of Conservation and Recreation for the State of Massachusetts, climbing the ranks and eventually becoming the supervising equipment mechanic. He was loved by all his colleagues for his expansive knowledge, fierce work ethic, fairness and kind heart.
Mike’s greatest pleasure was riding his Harley-Davidson. He was the go to person for anything that needed to be fixed. Spending time with his family brought him joy and he cherished the camping trips they would take together. He will be deeply missed.
He was the cherished father of Michael Garvey Jr. of Merrimack, NH; Patrick Garvey and his wife Corinn of Billerica, MA; and Shannon Garvey of Stoneham, MA. Adored grandfather of Keegan, Brooke, Natalia and Aurora. Life companion of Sheila Williams and her children, Shannon and Ryan Williams. Dear brother of Mary Jane Johnstone of Troy, NY; William Garvey and Shirley Proctor, both of Woburn, MA; Lorraine Altavesta of Hampton, NH; Victoria Veligor of Derry, NH; and the late John, Patricia and Paul Garvey. Also survived by his brother from another mother, Don LaDow, many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 4- 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home 263 Main St., Woburn. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Mike’s memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute PO Box 849168 Boston, MA 02284.
(NOTE: The above obituary is from Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.)
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