MERIDEN- Shirley Neuman Galluzzo, 89, of Meriden, loving wife of the late Joseph F. Galluzzo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Bradley Home in Meriden.
Shirley was born in Meriden, July 15, 1924, a daughter of the late William Neuman and Philomenia Machaud Neuman and was a lifelong resident. She was employed by the Curtis Home for many years until her retirement. Shirley was known as "The Puzzle Lady" at the Bradley Home and will be remembered for her handy work and artistic ability. She will be forever remembered for her kind and gentle nature, which has inspired and touched the lives of her family. Shirley taught all who knew her the true meaning of compassion and friendship.
She is survived by her two daughters, Patricia Baillargeon, of Wassaic, N.Y., and Connie Wolcheski and her husband, Robert, of Meriden; her four grandchildren, Laurie Summerfield Bullock and her husband, Gary, Jeffrey Summerfield, Jennifer Baillargeon and Christian Baillargeon; her two great-grandchildren, Darin Bullock, and Sloane Summerfield; the Devaney family; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two great-grandchildren, Sydney and McCoy Bullock; her sister, Ruth Moore; and two brothers, Eugene Neuman and John Neuman.
Her family would like to thank the Bradley Home staff for the wonderful care and compassion they provided to Shirley and to all her fellow residents at Bradley Home, with whom she shared true friendships.
Her family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext., Monday, Feb. 3, from 9 until 10:45 a.m. A funeral service will be held in The Wallingford Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Meriden. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to the Bradley Home, 320 Colony St., Meriden, CT. 06451. www.wallingfordfh.com.