Anne Marie Galvin

Date of Passing:

January 22, 2024

Galvin, Anne Marie, 94, of Brook Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on January 22, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent H. Galvin.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Morris) O’Donnell, she lived in Riverside for 62 years.

Mrs. Galvin was a bakery clerk at the former Crown Sweet Shop, Riverside for 38 years before retiring in 2006 and was affectionally known as the “Mayor of Riverside”.

Anne was a communicant of St. Brendan Church. She enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles and was an avid dog lover.

She is survived by six daughters, Maryanne Carbone of Riverside, Patricia Galvin of Narraganset, Karan Teeden of Warren, Barbara Walters of Riverside, Kathleen Pringle of Riverside and Anne-Marie Galvin of Riverside, ten grandchildren and twelve and a half great-grandchildren and will have a new edition in July. She was the sister of the late Joseph O’Donnell and Frances O’Donnell.

We would like to thank all the caregivers and friends that enabled Anne to achieve her goal of remaining home until her passing. Your kindness towards our mother was greatly appreciated.

Her Funeral will be held on Friday January 26, 2024 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Brendan Church, Turner Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling Hours are Thursday from 4-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Anne’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. To Patty and the entire Galvin family… my condolences to you on the loss of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother. Everyone in Riverside knew Mrs. Galvin from Crown bakery not to mention being the mom of six daughters. She will be missed by so many.

  2. To Patti and the Galvin family.
    Deepest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Anne. She was a cousin of my mother Ann Morris. I remember the time Anne and her husband Vinnie stayed with us in Co Mayo, Ireland. We had great laughs with them both. May she rest peace.

    Maureen Farragher

  3. My condolences to the entire Galvin family. I grew up on Leroy Dr. and I was forever in that bakery for those Sugar Cookies sold by the dozen. Your sweet Mom always knew what I wanted.❤️

  4. Kathy I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing all I can say is god gained a precious angel 🙏🏻

  5. To Patty and the Galvin Family,

    My thoughts and sympathy are with you on your Moms passing. My early memory of Mrs Galvin, is when us kids all attended St Brendans School together. Your home always had a welcoming Mom and a box of doughnuts. A stop at Crown Sweet Shop always meant a hello from Ann.
    She left a beautiful legacy in her family and her deep roots to Riverside.

  6. Mom you are finally at peace. The last days of your life were so hard to watch you suffer. I go into the house now and look at the recliner and all I can see is you sitting there doing your word finds. I am going to miss our little talks and the calls at night from you asking me “Maryanne what channel are the red sox on”. I could never figure out why you continued watching but that is what you enjoyed. We were very lucky that we had you around for 94 years. Not many people live that long. You were the last of the O’Donnell family. Now you are all together in heaven. I am sure dad was waiting there for you also. Rest in peace mom. Love you with all my heart.

  7. My sincere condolences to the Galvin family. I fondly recall your mom from the bakery. She was always very kind and friendly to us kids. That same spirit lives on with her family. All of the Galvin girls are products of her; kind, sweet and friendly. I will never forget her. Rest in Peace

  8. To the Galvin girls,

    I’m so sorry for your loss, your mom was a hoot, had lots of laughs with her working at the bakery (still my favorite job till this day) Driving her big pink Cadillac, I was blessed to know her. God Bless you all, RIP Mrs Galvin 💔🙏🏻❤️. With love and respect.

  9. To the Galvin family we are sorry for your loss the Noonans

  10. To the Galvin Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have such fond memories of working with Anne, back in our days together at Crown Sweet Shoppe. She was very special to me . May she rest in peace with Our Lord.

  11. Barbara and family I’m so sorry for loss of your mom. She was always kind to me. Even in her last few years she always remembered me and always asked about my family. She will be missed. May she rest in peace. 🙏🏻🙏🏻💔💔

  12. To the Galvin Family,

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet Mom. She was a very special lady and always so kind.

    Love to all of you,

    John and Jackie Platt

  13. To the Galvin family,
    As Jen Silva reminisced, I too had the pleasure of working beside Anne for many years and have some very fond memories. I recall on Sunday mornings , leaving my house in Seekonk to go to her house in riverside to pick her up, then go back to Howard Johnson’s in Seekonk for breakfast only to go back to riverside to work at the bakery. All this was at 5am!! There was the time we had a robbery at the bakery when Kathy and I were working. We called Anne to tell her and she didn’t believe us and made Kathy say “ honest to God” before she would believe us. I was also a product of her “condensing” institution. We had so many memories with her, she was one of a kind. Happy Bingo playing in heaven Anne❤️

  14. My condolences to the family

  15. To the Galvin girls and their families. I’m sending my condolences to you on the passing of your mom. I have many fond memories of your family when we played together as kids. Her passing marks the end of an era in the neighborhood.

  16. Maryanne, Patti, Karan, Barbara, Kathy and Anne-Marie,

    I am so sorry. Your mom was such a special woman and I cherish the years and the memories of working by her side. She taught me so many things about life, even when she wasn’t even trying, and I could always tell by the way she looked at me if I was going to get a lecture. As I write this I can hear her yelling for me in the back to “come out here and condense”. She was one of a kind and I am so grateful to have known and loved her. Sending much love.

  17. To Galvin Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Losing a parent is so very hard. May you cherish all your wonderful memories.
    With my deepest sympathy.
    May she RIP

  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She a a wonderful woman. I visited her just before the holidays. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Margaret Blake

  19. Our sincere condolences to the loss of an incredible woman as I’ve heard that from Erin

    Love The Bensons

  20. To the Galvin Family,
    Linda and I send our condolences and prayers to your family. Mrs Galvin, may you rest in peace and in the loving arms of Jesus!
    Allen &Linda

  21. It was our great pleasure to help Ann remain at home. She was an absolutely wonderful person who will be missed by all who cared for her. Our deepest condolences to her daughters and extended family.
    Access Healthcare

  22. I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. Your mom was a very special person. You were so blessed to have her as long as you did. I always will remember her kindness and smile. She was so happy when she was working and related that happiness to us!

  23. To my cousins and their grandchildren. Sorry for the loss of the matriarch of the family. She was a lovely lady and loved all her family and friends love playing her bingo every week . fun we used to have but all the families we get together. I got to Park and have fun as a young kid. You never forget you are in peace with the Lord God bless love you always Michael K Galvin.

  24. To all the Galvin Girls,

    I’m so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mom. I met her when I was 15 at Crown Sweet Shop ,it was my very first job and I was very shy and she took me under her wings for the 3 years that I worked with her.. People loved her and her personality was the best.. . She was always so kind to me and helped me really come out of my shell. She will always be remembered and always very special to me. I would have come to the wake but I will be in Florida. Love to all..

  25. To Anne’s girls and all your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all on the passing of your Mom. She never gave up. Mom and I go way back. I was her MAID OF HONOR at her wedding many years ago. Last time I saw her was summer in 2022 with my grandaughter Kayla. She was so WITH IT and we had a great chat reminiscing on old times. My sincere sympathy to you all and may Anne RIP. Love MARY🙏🙏

  26. We will miss you forever grandma. Watch over the boys for me. Rest peacefully. Love you, Kelly,Cameron,Jason and Nathan

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