St. Patrick’s Day

Long-time community leader and historian Tom Galvin was honored as Irishman of the Year at City’s 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Lunch on Friday, March 17, 2017

Mayor Thomas Koch and Norfolk County Sheriff Michael Bellotti, once again hosted the event at the Quincy Elks. Galvin, a life-long Quincy resident a retired at executive at Boston Gear Works, has been active in the City for decades. He’s a past President of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce; a Quincy Rotarian for nearly 40 years and a past Chairman of the Quincy 2000 economic development group among many.

He’s also the volunteer chairman of the City’s Cemetery Board of Managers and the official City Historian, and he’s especially well known for his walking tours of Mount Wollaston Cemetery and weekly historic postcard submissions to the Quincy Sun.

“Tom is truly the personification of community,” Bellotti and Koch said in a joint statement. “He’s given his time and talent in so many ways for decades – all because he cares deeply about our City and its people. He’s an institution, and we’re thrilled to be honoring him at this year’s Lunch.”

The annual corned-beef and blarney event included traditional Irish music and performances as well jokes at the expense of the local elected officials.