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Mary Rita Gallo 1930 - 2011 PITTSFIELD Mary Rita Gallo, 80, formerly of Taylor Street, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Springside of Pittsfield. Born in Lee on Oct. 1, 1930, the daughter of John "Jack" and Beatrice Holian Mullaney, she was a 1947 graduate of Lee High School and attended Skidmore College. Mrs. Gallo was employed by Berkshire Medical Center in the Dietary Department for 14 years, retiring in 1985. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church and had been a member of the former St. Teresa Church. She served on the Lee High School Class of 1947 Reunion Committee. She was a Boston Red Sox fan who also enjoyed gardening. Her husband, Anthony R. Gallo, whom she married in June 1951, at Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, died July 28, 1971. Mrs. Gallo is survived by two sons, Stephen Gallo of Pittsfield and Vincent Gallo and his wife, Diana, of Marlborough; two daughters, Mary Beth Anello and her husband, Richard, of Pittsfield, and Kelly Driscoll and her husband, Michael, of North Granby, Conn., and her three beloved grandchildren, Christopher Anello, Mollie Anello, and Megan Anello. She was predeceased by a brother, Jack Mullaney, and by her dog, Midnight. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Mary Rita Gallo will be Friday, July 22, at 9:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by the Rev. Jonathan Reardon. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours were held Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Gallo may be made to the Berkshire Humane Society in care of the funeral home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from July 21 to July 22, 2011
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