Geraldine J. Gerry Gavin Print E-mail

Geraldine J. “Gerry” Gavin

Beloved sister, aunt and friend;

LOWELL-  Geraldine J. “Gerry” Gavin, 78, a member of a well-known Greater Lowell family, passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 22, 2020 at D’Youville Senior Care in Lowell after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, January 26, 1942, a daughter of the late James C. and the late Lucille (Lauzon) Gavin, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School, Class of 1960.

Gerry went on to attend Greater Lowell Technical High School’s Nursing program and became a Licensed Practical Nurse.

A dedicated nurse, with a career spanning over 40 years, she was a pediatric nurse for 35 years at Saint John’s Hospital (nka Lowell General Hospital-Saints Campus) and later retired from the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital.

Gerry will be remembered by her family and friends for her loyalty, her zest for life, sense of humor and determination. Gerry’s size was no measure for her strength as she was leaned on by many in need.

She is survived by her siblings, Marie (Gavin) Barker and her husband Dennis, Jimmy Gavin and his wife June, Edward Gavin, Dennis Gavin and his wife Robin, Sheila Gavin, Kevin Gavin and his wife Robin, Kenneth Gavin and his wife Kimberly; and by many loving nieces, nephews and their children.

In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with her family, her beloved dog, Chip and her best friends Danny White and Margie Fenney.

Gerry was predeceased by her brother, Billy, her nephews Ryan and Paul and her sister Sheila who passed away at a very young age.

The Gavin family would like to thank the wonderful staff at D’Youville Senior Care for their incredible care for Gerry.

Due to gathering restrictions, all services including a Funeral Mass and burial will be private for the family. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. E-condolences at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Lowell Humane Society, 951 Broadway Street Lowell, MA 01854 Phone: (978) 452.7781, Email us: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (6)
  • Linda Napier  - Condolences
    Gerry you’re gunna be missed deeply! I loved the times that I got to spend with you and Chip! rest in the sweetest peace with
  • Joan Bureau  - Condolences to the family,
    She was a great person Good to my children. A true friend. Many good times.
  • Michael Pender  - A great nurse
    I remember Gerry from working at Saints with my mom Carol Pender. Another memory is I had been admitted to pedi and Gerry took excellent care of me. I'd get extra dessert. That made me forget about my illness. Nurses are angels. Heaven just got a good one. God bless.
  • Edson Cemetery Staff
    Kevin and Dennis, We are so very sorry for the loss of your sister. May all your good memories of her always be with you and help you through this time. You and your family are in our thoughts at this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything.
  • Jim & Irene Coates  - Nurses are special people!
    To all our dear friends in The Gavin family we send our sincere condolances and share in the loss of your sister Gerry. She was a very kind and thoughtful person, often letting me borrow her car when I first got my driving licence to grab a sub across town whenever I asked. She was also sitting at my mother's kitchen table back in 1967 when Screaming Jay Hawkins (yes that Screaming Jay) was a guest in our home and who was performing at the Blue Moon Lounge on Princeton Blvd. here in Lowell that week. Which looking back was a special moment that I got to share with Gerry and my Mom. Enjoy this version of a Screaming Jay song on you tube-I'm sure Gerry would have. (Angelina Jordan - I Put A Spell On You) We send our love and thoughts to each of you. Jim & Irene Coates-Lowell
  • Deane Moore  - My sincere condolences
    To the Gavin Family Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers for you all. I remember Gerry many years ago, watching out for me. She was always kind, generous and a cousin I always looked up to and respected. May she Rest In Peace ❤️
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