Bruce P. Garvey

January 13, 2008

BRUCE P. GARVEY – in Woburn, Saturday, January 12th. Beloved son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Nixon) Garvey. Loving brother of Robert “Bobby” Garvey of Woburn, Daniel “Danny” Garvey and his wife Wanda of GA, Richard “Rickie” Garvey of Boston and the late Ellen and Kenneth Garvey. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a celebration of Bruce’s life on Thursday, January 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. to be held at Bruce’s residence, 22 Beacon Street, Woburn. Interment is private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to the Sovereign Bank, Bruce Garvey Memorial Fund, c/o John Queen, 19 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

OBITUARY

Bruce P. Garvey, a longtime resident of Woburn, formerly of Winchester, passed away Saturday, January 12th after a brief illness. Born in Winchester, Bruce was the son of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Nixon) Garvey. One of five children, Bruce attended elementary school in Winchester and finished his education at Woburn High School after his family moved to Woburn in the 60’s. Following high school, Bruce was employed by Murphy’s Oil Waste Company in Woburn where he was employed for a number of years. More recently he was employed by Auto Zone in Woburn. Bruce was quiet man who liked to keep to himself. He had a great love for dogs throughout his life and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a frequent visitor to Horn Pond where he loved to fish.

Bruce was predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Ruth Garvey, his brother Kenneth “Butchie” Garvey and his sister Ellen Garvey.

He is lovingly survived by his brothers, Robert “Bobby” Garvey of Woburn, Daniel “Danny” Garvey and his wife Wanda of GA and Richard “Rickie” Garvey of Boston, loving nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a celebration of Bruce’s life on Thursday, January 17th from 6 to 10 p.m. to be held at Bruce’s residence, 22 Beacon Street, Woburn. Interment is private.

Donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to the Sovereign Bank, Bruce Garvey Memorial Fund, 19 Pleasant Street, Woburn, MA c/o John Queen.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn.

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  1. Janice and Wayne Morse
    Robby we were very sorry to hear about Bruce. We are so glad we got to see him at my fathers birthday party and got a chance to talk to him, Great job on everything you did for him.
    God bless you, take care

  2. Cousin George Queen
    Robbie, you should be very proud of yourself, when Bruce needed you the most, you stepped up and gave him everything you could and more to take care of him. I wish I could be there in person to tell you that and give you a big hug, but I cannot get home from LA. Bruce and I were partners when we were kids- we found out we could run away down to Winchester Center and the policeman would buy us an ice cream and take us home. It worked until they put us in a cell for a few hours, and we did not do that anymore. The world just lost a pretty good guy.

  3. John Queen and family.

    Bruce was a good man who kept to himself but was always available to lend a helping hand. Thank you to his brother Bob, who took Bruce into his home and cared for him during his last few months. I will miss him, his carefree lifestyle, and his contagious laugh.

  4. DEAR ROBBIE, JUST HEARD THE NEWS OF YOUR BROTHER BRUCE.JUST WANTED TO WRITE AND TELL YOU HOW SORRY I AM TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING.HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW THE ONE THING OF LEARNED AFTER LOSING PAUL IS THAT WE ARE THE ONES LEFT HERE SUFFERING THE LOST OF OUR LOVED ONES.MAY HE REST IN PEACE.TAKE CARE LOVE SHERRI,SEAN & ASHLEY GARVEY

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