Obit: Thomas Galivan

Obit: Thomas Galivan

May 19th, 2013 in Obituaries
Location: Hamilton county

Thomas Galivan, 75, of Chattanooga passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013.A native of Chicago, Ill., he had been a resident of Chattanooga for over 40 years.Tom was a devoted member of St. Stephen Catholic Church, serving as an usher for 30 years, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from General Mills, Inc. after 36 years.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleta Dolores Kelly and Arthur James Galivan.Thomas is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margaret Galivan; daughters, Kathleen Galivan Jones, Janet Dulaney, son, Patrick Galivan; grandchildren, Anna, Kate, Will and Christopher Jones, Andrew and Matthew Dulaney and Jacob Galivan; sister, Norine Heinz, of Mt. Prospect, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at the Valley View Chapel Chattanooga Funeral Home.A Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with Father Gilbert Diaz officiating.Burial will be at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee or the Ladies of Charity, Chattanooga.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanoogavalleyviewchapel.com.Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, Valley View Chapel, 7414 Old Lee Highway, TN 37421.