James F. Gavin Jr., age 74, of Milton, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Born in Chelsea, Jim grew up in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and attended Boston State College. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Jim was employed as a Sales Engineer for AT&T for 35 years and went on to work at Sanofi Corporation for 10 years prior to his retirement. Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Sunday dinners with his family, playing golf, and spending time on Cape Cod.
He was the beloved husband of 46 years of Linda M. (McGrath) and dear son of the late James F. and Margarette (Cassidy) Gavin, Jim was the devoted father of James F. Gavin III of Milton, Casey A. McDonagh and her husband John of Milton and Sean P. Gavin and his fiancé Katherine Lynch of Dorchester as well as the cherished papa of Brigid & Shannon McDonagh. Dear brother of Maureen Sullivan and her husband Al Asiaf of Naples, FL and Michael Gavin and his wife Vera of Everett. Visiting hours at the Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave., Milton, Sunday 2 to 5 PM. Funeral Mass at St. Agatha Church, Milton, Monday at 10:30 am. Burial in Milton Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215.
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