In Remembrance of Vincent M. Gallo

Vincent M. Gallo

Vincent M. Gallo

Dunmore, PA July 14, 1923 ~ January 14, 2014 Date of Service: January 18, 2014

Vincent M. Gallo, 90, of Dunmore, died Tuesday morning at home.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Sarah Sagona who died in 1971, and his second wife Grace Pioppo Noto who died in 2009.

 

Born in Dunmore, son of the late John and Mary Guarino Gallo, Vincent graduated from Dunmore High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in Great Britain.  He was a member of SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish and its Holy Name Society.  Prior to retirement, he was a Union carpenter and was a member of the Local #645 United Brotherhood of Carpenters in Scranton for over 65 years.   He was also a member of the Junior Mechanics and the Loyal Sons of Italy Enrico Caruso Lodge.  In 2011, Vincent was honored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and inducted into its Voter Hall of Fame for voting in every November election over the past fifty years.  He was a devoted, husband, father and grandfather who loved Italian food and making his daily rounds in Dunmore, stopping to visit his friends at Doma’s and Cal-Ideas, but above all, his family was his true joy. 

 

Surviving are sons Jack Gallo and wife Joan of North Abington Township, and Jim Gallo and wife Livia of Dunmore; stepsons Thomas C. Noto and companion Bridget Peirson of Annapolis, MD, and Charles J. Noto and wife Barbara, Dunmore; grandchildren Paul J. Gallo, Sara Mano and husband Dave, Gena Holmes and husband Joe, Caroline Gallo, Louis Gallo; step-grandchildren Brendan Noto and wife Amanda, David Noto and wife Heather, and Krissie Noto; two step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Frances Gallo of Dunmore, Germain Gallo of Richmond, VA, and Peggy Reuther of Scranton; as well as nieces nephews.

 

He was also preceded in death by brothers Joseph and Ronald Gallo, and a step-granddaughter Tara Noto.

 

The funeral will be Saturday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. in the St. Anthony of Padua Church, Smith St., Dunmore.  Interment with military honors to follow at the Italian-American Cemetery in the Minooka section of Scranton. 

 

Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6-9 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions in Vincent’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1630 Manheim Pike, Suite 8, Lancaster, PA  17601.

 

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Jim davenport
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Vince Gallo
Reply #1 on : Thu January 16, 2014, 20:57:00
Mr Vince Gallo (he would always want us to call him "Vince ":) was our next door neighbor for over 20 years. Before God, we could not have been blessed with a better neighbor . Vince's home was like a photo gallery; all pictures of his beautiful family. He was most generous to children; a true giver. He shared his great sense of humor constantly and was most receptive to others good humor. We are truly honored to have known him. He had such joy/happiness in his eyes; when I felt down, I could spend time with him and just know in my heart everything was going to be ok. Our loss is heavens gain. Good bye best neighbor ; and a best friend to my family. We loved you!