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