Obituary for Mary K. "Mae" Galvin (Kenny)
Mary K. ‘Mae’ Galvin, died Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Manhattan. She was 78 Years old.
Mary was born February 7, 1938 in Labasheeda, County Clare, Ireland, daughter of Patrick and Jane (Sullivan) Kenny. She graduated from Labasheeda National School in Ireland and came to the United States in September of 1955.
Mary married the love of her life, Michael Galvin on June 3, 1961 at Sacred Heart Church in Highbridge, Bronx, NY.
After working her way up the corporate ladder, Mary retired as Vice President of the Bank of New York in 2004 having worked on Wall St. for 49 years. Mary’s Irish roots never left her after all these years. She enjoyed Irish music and could be found on the dance floor of every gathering. Her family came first and she was so much more than Aunt Mary to all her nieces and nephews. Mary was a parishioner of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster and belonged to the St. Lawrence seniors. She enjoyed traveling and cooking as well.
Besides her husband Michael of 55 years, Mary is survived by her sister Bridie O’Flaherty and her husband Sean of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland; her sister-in-laws Marian Kenny; Elizabeth Moloney; and Sr. Elizabeth Ann Galvin; her American nieces and nephews Maureen, Margaret, Patricia, Kevin and Denise; her Irish nieces and nephews Colm, Laura, Eve, Sinead, Denise, Jim and Alice. Also nine American grandnieces and nephews and 7 Irish grandnieces and nephews. Mary was pre-deceased by her Father Patrick in 1981, her mother Jane in 1997, her brother Joe Kenny in 1995 and her brother-in-law Noel Moloney in 2014.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 11:00am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster, NY. Interment will take place the following day at St. Andrews Cemetery, Sag Harbor, NY. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY. www.beecherfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.