GALLIVAN, Edward T. of Walpole, Dedham, Yarmouth Port, and originally of Mattapan, March 29, 2022, at the age of 91. Beloved husband of Margaret (Harrington) Gallivan for 65 years. Loving father of Mark and his wife Nancy of Walpole, Michael and his husband Douglas Rice of Atlanta, GA, Stephen of Naples, FL, Edward Jr and his wife Glynis of Avondale, PA, and Elizabeth Duggan and her husband James of Delray Beach, FL and Ogunquit, ME.
Loving son of the late Patrick and the late Molly (O’Shea) of Mattapan. Dear brother of the late Marion Gallivan of Dedham, the late James Gallivan and his late wife Mary of Dedham, the late Charles Gallivan and his wife Maureen of Dedham, and the late Patricia Cronin and her late husband John Cronin of Dedham. Brother-in-law of the late Catherine Berlo and her late husband Robert of Quincy. Beloved grandfather of 7 grandchildren: Mark Jr, Alice, Suzanne, Anne, Kristina, Katherine, and Victoria. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Ed was a graduate of Hyde Park High School and received a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mathematics from Boston College. He served his country during the Korean War as an instructor in the Signal School of the US Army in Fort Monmouth, NJ. He enjoyed a successful career in aerospace engineering including over 30 years at the MITRE Corporation as a Systems Engineer working on projects such as AWACS and working closely with NATO.
Ed loved spending time with his family and friends especially on Cape Cod. He loved to travel and enjoyed the opportunities he had to live for multiple years in both Seattle, Washington and Brussels, Belgium. Ed was a long-time player in the Cape Cod Old-Timers Softball League. He will be remembered for his kindness, humor, love of learning, ability to fix anything, and his unending support and dedication to his family and friends. He was a gentle man and a gentleman.
Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common Street, Walpole Monday morning, April 4th, at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Church at 10:30am. Visiting hours Sunday afternoon from 2-6 PM. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA.
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