Richard Galvin, 81

Mar 15, 2018

Richard J. Galvin, 81, of Marion, died March 13, 2018 at Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion. He was the husband of Randi J. (Clemishaw) Galvin.

Rich was the first born to Josephine and Frank Galvin in Boston, MA.  He grew up in Arlington and moved to Marion when he was 16. After graduating from Fairhaven High School, Rich accepted a full scholarship to Boston University for theater/acting.  With his fellow acting classmates in The Actors Company, Rich left BU to act full-time and helped to form the Charles Street Playhouse on Charles Street in Boston. In his 20s, Rich moved to New York City where he kept acting, owned a bar, and lived his life out loud for 17 years.

Rich traveled, acted, and lived in California and Florida and eventually came home to Marion. After earning his certification for counseling in clinical social work, Rich dedicated the next 30 years of his life to helping the men and women struggling with addiction. Many of those years were at Gosnold Treatment Center in Falmouth.  Rich generously helped many, many souls with his gift for healing the heart.

He is survived by his wife Randi of Marion, formerly of Wareham; his daughter Marci Galvin Cosgrove; his son-in- law Martin Cosgrove, and his grandson Cole Cosgrove all of Cape Cod. His sisters, Sheila Chaberek, and Susan Renee of New Hampshire. Rich was predeceased by his brother the late Donald Galvin.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham on Mon., March 19, from 2-4 p.m.

A celebration of life service will follow at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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