The Old Aldenhamian Society
t. 01923 851612 e.
Mary Galvin, Housemaster's wife 1984-99 has died
18 March 2024
Funeral Details:
Tuesday 16 April at10:30am
St John the Baptist Aldenham Church, Church Lane, WD25 8BE
Followed by a reception at Aldenham Golf Club, WD25 8NN.
Donations invited to Peace Hospice Care in memory of Mary -
We are very sad to announce that Mary Galvin, Kennedy’s Housemaster’s wife 1984-99, died on Sunday 17 March.
Aldenham played a large part in Mary’s life as she lived here as a child when her father, David Wallace-Hadrill (CR1950-55 &1962-86) was Kennedy’s 1st Housemaster. She went on to marry Austin Galvin (CR1970-2006) who was initially Head of Biology and then the 3rd Housemaster of Kennedy’s. Mary and Austin's son, Will Galvin, is an OA, Beevor’s 1993-2000 and was married in the Aldenham School Chapel in 2016. Their daughter, Eleanor married Peter Duddles (CR2000-04), a Physics teacher and Martineau’s House Tutor at the School and their daughter, Alice was also married at Aldenham in 2008.
We would like to extend heartfelt condolences to Austin, Alice, Will, Eleanor and Peter and their whole family, as well as to Mary’s brothers, Peter Wallace-Hadrill (B1961-66), Ben Wallace-Hadrill (B1970-74) and Robert Wallace-Hadrill (B1973-77).
Further information and funeral details will be posted here when known.
President of the OA Society, Clare Yeabsley (K1988-1990) says that she will always remember Mary fondly. Clare has kept in touch with Austin and Mary Galvin, since being in their House as a student, this is testament to their kindness and the care that they both showed to Aldenham students.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this loss.
The Old Aldenhamian Society
t. 01923 851612
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