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Kevin J Glynn
April 11, 1965 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Kevin Joseph Glynn, 58, of Walpole, Mass., passed peacefully on Thursday, October 19, surrounded by the love of his family after a valiant and hard-fought battle with cancer. Born on April 11, 1965, in Norwood, Mass., to John (Jack) Glynn and Carol L. Johnston of Norwood, husband of Sheryl (Elliott) Glynn, devoted father of Matthew Elliott Glynn and Joseph Anthony Glynn both of Walpole.
He is survived by siblings Christopher J. Glynn and wife Debbie of Foxboro, Mass., Shelley A. Glynn of Walpole, Mass., Kerry E. Ballerini and her husband Peter of Kingston, Mass., John L. Glynn of Norwood, Andrea L. Collins and husband Todd of Walpole, and many nieces, nephews and friends,
Kevin Glynn was one in a million. Funny, thoughtful, sweet and a bit of a wise guy to his pals, Kevin was the type of guy you felt you knew as soon as you met him. And if you were lucky enough to be his friend, you had a friend for life.
Known by many names: Captain Koov, Kevin Honey, Glynno and Leader of the Carquest Gang, Kevin was best known for his blistering solos on his 1969 vintage Hagstrom guitar played at top volume through his old padded Custom PA head.
Starting as a self-taught drummer in grade school, Kevin moved to guitar about the same time Eddie Van Halen came on the scene in the late 70s. He took to this new metal like a fish to water. Though he never took a lesson, he was one of the first to master hammer-ons and dive bombs, and could seemingly learn any style, any song with ease. But it was through hard work and dedication that Kevin became a consummate musician.
His bands through the years marked his growth as a person and musician: Visions, Agents of Fortune, Intruder, and Lichen, and Spindle Nuts to name a few. It was with his band Clairvoyance that Kevin and his dear wife and best friend Sheryl became much more than bandmates. Somewhere between opening for Grand Funk, the Fools or Molly Hatchet at the Channel and dodging holes in the stage at T.T. The Bear’s, Kevin and Sheryl fell in love. They were married in 1997 and for the next 26 years, walked together through thick and thin, never looking back.
Kevin grew up in Walpole and was a graduate of Walpole High School Class of 1984 with his future wife Sheryl. They gave the gift of music to their sons, Matthew and Joe, who can shred like dad, play numerous instruments and have the love of music engrained in their souls.Kevin grew up in the family’s auto parts business, Glynn Automotive Supply, and spent the last 22 years behind the counter at Clay Chevrolet/DCD Automotive in Norwood. Name the year, make, model and engine size, and chances are Kev could tell you the part number without looking it up. The guy really knew his parts.
Throughout the years, Kevin loved playing and watching hockey. He was a huge Bruins fan. He loved his wife, his kids and family, ocean sunsets, his fire pit, building things for Sheryl, an occasional cigar, and working on his prized 1985 Chevy, Monte Carlo SS. Kevin’s greatest love was spending time in Wells, Maine at Ogunquit Farm RV Resort. Over 13 years, he and Sheryl took great pride in remodeling their RV and formed many precious friendships over the years. Kevin will be forever, loved and missed by his family, friends and colleagues. We will keep Kevin in our hearts forever.
Funeral from The Alexander F. Thomas and Sons Funeral Home 45 Common Street Walpole Friday morning at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St Catherine of Siena Church Norwood at 11:00 AM. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 4-8 PM at the funeral home, relatives and friends invited. Interment will be private at families request. Please in lieu of flowers all donations in Kevin's memory can be made to the Stano Foundation www.stano.org.