83, died peacefully on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Bayonne Medical Center. Born in Bayonne, he was a lifelong resident. Beloved husband of Geraldine (Thoma) Lavin. Dear father of Laura Barsnica and her husband Steven, Shawn Lavin (Fire Dept. Bayonne) and his wife Donna. Loving grandfather of Michael. Daniel, Thomas, Eric Barsnica, Matthew (Fire Dept. Bayonne), Michael, Patrick, Sean, and Mary Grace Lavin Great Grandfather of Ryan Barsnica. Son of the late Mary (Philbin) and Owen Lavin. Brother of Noreen Haveron, Judy Updyke, Jack, Brian, J. Mark, Kevin, Michael, and the late Eugene Lavin. Funeral arrangements made by SWEENEY Funeral Home, 857 Kennedy Blvd, Bayonne. Interment, Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.