Patrick Michael Gallivan

Born: Wed., May 8, 1935
Died: Thu., May 20, 2010

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Patrick Michael Gallivan

May 8, 1935 – May 20, 2010

Patrick M. Gallivan, 75 of South Bend passed away Thursday morning May 20th in Memorial Hospital from the insidious disease called cancer.  Patrick was born from the union of Frederick T. Gallivan and Julia Mary Bolka. In South Bend.  Patrick was raised by his mother and step-Father, Laurence E. Hewett.  After his father passed away All are now deceased.  Patrick was preceded in death by two Brothers, Lance J. Hewett and Daniel J. Gallivan.  He id survived by his favorite sister Marcia A. Hill of Rock Island, IL.  brothers Timothy D. (Joan R.) Gallivan, Sr. of South Bend and Lawrence L. Hewett of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Patrick was a 1954 graduate of South Bend Central High School.  He retired after 31 years service to the City of South Bend in the Parks Department and Water Works.  Patrick was an avid sports fan, following Notre Dame, Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.  The family wishes to thank the Milton Home of South Bend plus the Medical staff on the 8th and 10th floors of Memorial Hospital and Pat’s personal physician, Steven Crowell M.D. for the excellent care given Patrick during this trying rime.  Patrick’s wishes are being honored as to no viewing, cremation, and a private service at the family plot at Highland Cemetery.  Donations in Patrick’s name may be made to the center for Hospice and Palliative Care and Pet Refuge or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. E-Mail condolences may be made at

What follows is a prayer that was Patrick’s favorite


A Prayer to our Blessed Mother

Take My Hand, O Blessed Mother

Hold me firmly when I Fall

I am nervous when I’m walking

And on thee I humbly call.

Guide me over every crossing

Watch me when I’m on the stairs

Let me know you are beside me

Listen to my fervent prayers.

Bring me to my destination

Safely every single day

Help me with my undertaking

As the hours pass away.

And when evening falls upon me

And I fear to be alone

Take my hand O Blessed Mother

Once again and lead me Home.

Charitable donations may be made in Patrick's memory to the following organizations:

Hospice and Palliative Care
111 SunnybrookCt. South Bend, IN 46637

Pet Refuge
4626 Burnett Drive, South Bend, IN 46614

Saint Joseph Catholic Church
South Bend, Indiana

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Robin "Bunky" Allin
   Posted Sun May 23, 2010
Tim and Joan, My thoughts are with you,in your time of sorrow.Peace and Serenity to your Family. Bunky