Louis A., Gallo
1943 - 2021
Saugus - Mr. Louis A. Gallo, age 78, a 20-year resident of Saugus, formerly of Swampscott, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 10th.
Louie was born and raised in Swampscott and was the son of the late Jack and Josephine (Pagnotta) Gallo. He was the loving brother of Genevieve Sweeney of Harvard and the late Rosemarie Naples. Louie is survived by three nieces, a nephew and five grand nieces and nephews; as well as many beloved extended family and friends.
As a child, Louie became enamored with art and history. He was the caretaker of Swampscott's history and an "indispensable guide of the town's past". Giving the tours and lectures that were part of his everyday life was something he loved.
As a 1964 graduate of Vespar George School of Art in Boston, Louie worked briefly as a commercial artist, but ultimately chose to use his creative talents in a more personal way. Many people cherished his wooden Christmas ornaments, colorful Easter eggs, pumpkin carvings and gift packages for any and all holidays. Of course, his home became the place to be for any child with a school project. His 4th of July bar-b-ques were a neighborhood staple for years. And he passionately attended the Swampscott-Marblehead Thanksgiving Game every year.
Louie was the "go-to" guy for family news. As the Gallo-Pagnotta family historian, he was our own "Ancestry", sharing the family stories with three generations.
The Swampscott community, his life-long friends, cousins, nieces, nephews and sister will miss his impish humor, his loyalty and his unwavering support.
For more on how Louie impacted so many people, please visit the July 12th edition of the Lynn Item and the July 11th edition of the Swampscott Reporter.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Louie's memory may be made to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
or the Swampscott Historical Society, 99 Paradise Rd., Swampscott, MA 01907.
Service Information: Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., SAUGUS on Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will be private. The family would like to remind people that unvaccinated people are REQUIRED to wear a mask. For directions and condolences www.BisbeePorcella.com
Published by Daily Item on Jul. 26, 2021.