William W. Galvin IV, “Will”, 51, died peacefully in Lowell General Hospital, outside of Boston, MA on July 13th following a short illness. Prior to his death, he was a resident of Tewksbury, MA.
He was born in New York City on March 19, 1970 to Mary Coakley Galvin and William W. Galvin III. He grew up in Greenwich, CT and graduated in 1988from Brunswick School where he was captain of the football team, played
basketball (at 6’6”), and performed in numerous school musicals. He attended Wheaton College in Norton, MA and spent the rest of his life in the Boston area, working first as a teacher and most recently for the Novanta
One of Will’s greatest gifts was his mellifluous baritone voice. His singing career began in the Men and Boys Choir at Christ Church Greenwich. He was a member of the choir for over 10 years, and was later joined by his younger brothers, Ryan and Timothy. Will toured with the choir around the world and was often a featured soloist.
He continued to sing in college as a member of Wheaton’s a cappella group, The Gentlemen Callers. Will was often asked by friends and family to sing at weddings. Will’s voice, combined with those of his brothers singing Grace at Thanksgiving and Christmas family gatherings became a cherished Galvin tradition.
Will was a lifelong Jets fan.
He leaves behind his wife, Katherine Rinehart Galvin, of Tewksbury, MA, whom he married in 2007. He also leaves his father, William W. Galvin III (Ellen) of Greenwich and his siblings: Ryan Galvin (Melanie) of Essex Fells, NJ and Timothy Galvin (Kelly) of Darien, and his sister Joanna Galvin Sisser (Adrian) of New Canaan. He was a beloved uncle to his ten nieces and nephews: James, Grace, Grant, Lilly, Chase and Katherine Ann Galvin and
Matthew, Evan, Colin and Andrew Sisser. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Coakley Galvin.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.