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Michael J. Gavin
February 22, 2021


GAVIN, Michael J. of West Roxbury died peacefully with his son at his side at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on February 22, 2021 after a sudden and rapid decline in health. Born in Moycullen, County Galway, Ireland. Beloved son of the late John and Nora (Kelly) Gavin. Devoted and loving husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” (Hoban) who died in June 2020 and with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage. Caring father of Michael J. Jr. and his late wife Jane of West Roxbury, John M. and his wife Alexandra of Charlestown, Francis G. of West Roxbury, and Paul R. and his wife Beth of Boston and Martha’s Vineyard. Grandfather of Elizabeth, Maeve, and Flannery. Brother of Maura Hurley of West Roxbury, Margaret Barrett of Milton, Judy Hutchinson of Canton, and the late Winifred "Teresa" Tierney of Mansfield. Brother-in-law of John and Martin Hoban of Galway, Ireland and Philomena Curran of Norwood. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. His family wishes to thank his medical team at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital for their attentive care especially to Dr. Parth Patel, Internal Medicine and Mara. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, services from the William J. Gormley Funeral Home will be for family. Interment at the family plot at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit:

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Gormley Funeral Service
2055 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132