Patricia A. Galvin, 79

FULTON, NY – Patricia A. Galvin, 79, of Fulton, passed away on Friday November 15, 2013, at Michaud Health Services in Fulton.

Patricia A. Galvin
Patricia A. Galvin

She had been a very active member of the Fulton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess for 12 years; on the W.M.P.F.; board of ministry; kitchen committee; taught vacation bible school and other bible studies; a leader in the prayer chain as well as visiting people in hospitals, nursing homes and private residences.

Patricia hosted missionaries in her home and was involved in missionary work.

She worked quietly behind the scenes to help others and was very humble.

Patricia enjoyed sewing and was especially active with her family and grandchildren.

She had been a volunteer for the Fulton Catholic School Lunch Program; youth confirmation; various church activities and as a founder of a church youth group.

She was a proud military wife for 22 years while her husband, Larry, served on tours of duty in Korea and VietNam.

Surviving are her husband of 62 years, Lawrence “Larry” Galvin of Fulton; eight children, Gail (Mark) Steele of Maryland, Larry (Nanette) Galvin Jr. of Illinois, Brent (Cathy) Galvin of Hannibal, Mike (Denice) Galvin of Fulton, Vicky (Mike) Hokanson of Fulton, Jeannie (Tim) Salisbury of Buffalo, Tricia (Jeff) Spoto of North Syracuse and Linda (Chad) Sheldon of Fulton; 20 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Route 48 South, Fulton, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. Jeannie,
    Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    May God bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  2. My condolences to the Galvin family. Your wife and mother was a lovely and loving woman of faith. God’s Peace to everyone whose life she touched.

  3. Dear Jean,
    I was so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I pray that all of the beautiful memories you have of her comfort you as you grieve. I’m thinking of you and praying for you, and please know that I’m here if you need anything at all.
    Love & God Bless, Cathy Cook

  4. Pat always was a giving person and had great concern for others. I will cherish the several times I met her and her husband, Larry, especially the Thanksgiving we were together, best ever. She held my hand thru the prayer. Gods blessing to the Galvin family and know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Pat reminded me of a very quiet peace. She lived her life with Faith and Love, and her work for goodness in God’s name emanated from her beautiful smile. She has been a blessing to her husband and their beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nanette,Larry,Ashley and Jason, I especially hold each of you in the palm of God,s Hands. May the Lord Bless You and Keep you, and lift you in Peace and Love. Pat was an amazing woman in her walks with God and her Memory will hold true to whose lives she touched. all my Love Rev. Laura

  6. Mrs. Glvin was a extremely nice person to everyone and she will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers are going out to the family.

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