Gallitano, Eleanor (LaFleche)
Of Lincoln, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2013 at the age of 80. Eleanor was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. As a young girl she moved with her family to Vancouver, British Columbia where she resided until starting her career as a flight attendant with United Airlines. She flew with the airlines from bases in Seattle, WA, Los Angeles, CA, and Chicago, IL, and taught as an instructor at the United Airlines flight attendant school until she married. She met her husband, Alphonse Gallitano of Waltham, MA, then a surgical resident, while they were each vacationing in Europe. She moved to Massachusetts and they were married in 1963. As a mother of four she spent many years volunteering for local committees in Lincoln, MA, and served as president of the Lincoln School Committee, where one of her major accomplishments was hiring a new superintendent of schools. She was active in St. Joseph's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Parish Council and played a key role in developing the Sunday School program. In 2003 she was a founder of the St. Joseph's Church of Lincoln branch of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul at, a charitable organization, of which she was president for many years. Eleanor leaves her beloved husband, Alphonse Gallitano, and their children: Andrea Gallitano and his wife Amanda of VT, Amelia Gallitano of AZ, Marius Gallitano and his husband Scott Grigelevich of Boston, and Julian Gallitano of Waltham, and Grandchildren Giacomo Mendel and Malachi Mendel, Samuel Gallitano, and Arianna Conti, as well as her sister Jacqueline Falcon, of British Columbia, and sister-in-law Juliana LaFleche, of Kentucky. She was pre-deceased by her brother Ronald LaFleche of Kentucky. A mass in memoriam will be held on Friday August 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM in St. Julia's Church, Weston, MA 02493. The burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations in Eleanor's name to: The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, St. Joseph Conference, P.O. Box # 324, Lincoln, MA 01773
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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 28, 2013