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Charles Galluccio

Charles C. Galluccio

Sunday, January 20th, 1929 - Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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Obituary

GALLUCCIO, Charles C. Of Arlington, passed away peacefully at home on October 21st after a long illness. He was born in Boston on January 20, 1929 to Joseph and Cecilia (Crocetta) Galluccio. They, and his brother, Anthony passed away long ago. Charlie grew up in N. Cambridge and attended and graduated from the Cambridge Public Schools and also graduated from the Eastern School of Photography. His wedding photography business was interrupted by two years of service in the US Army during the Korean conflict. Returning home, he obtained a position at the Mass Dept. of Employment and Training, assisting people who were seeking a job or resolving issues with their unemployment benefits. He also resumed his wedding photography business. Charlie met his wife Pat at Mosely's in Dedham, dancing to a live band. After an evening of dancing and conversation he told Pat he was too old for her; she assured him he was just right. Several months later when they were getting serious, he told her that if they got married, his widowed mother and his cat Minnie would have to come along - the ultimate package deal! Pat agreed. Eleven months after they met, they were married. Mother lived happily with them for 22 years and was delighted with the arrival of their five children; Cecilia (and her husband Jim), Joseph (and his wife Mary), Michael, John (and his wife Lisa) and Jean. As time passed, Charlie realized that his photography business was taking up so much time that he wasn't seeing much of the children. So he gave it up to spend his weekends taking the family on day trips to the Harbor Island forts and numerous visits to local attractions and museums. Before work he assisted several of the children delivering the daily newspaper. There was also time to pick up and deliver Girl Scout cookies, co-coach the Cub Scout baseball team, go on treasure hunts with the metal detectors and in the summer, taking them to the local swimming beach although he hated sand, sun, and water and he couldn't swim. He even good naturedly put up with their efforts to teach him to swim. After 33 years of employment with the state, he retired and spent 20 years volunteering with his church, tending to his garden, photography and enjoying his 8 grandchildren; Luke, Austin, Adam, Kayleigh, Amanda, Matt, Renee and Natalie. Charlie is sorely missed by all of his family. A private Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Camillus Church with a private Burial to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Charlie to Good Shepherd Community Care, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459 or Partners Health at Home, 1575 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138 or Saint Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Tpke., Arlington, MA 02476, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON. Visit devitofuneralhome.com to view an online guestbook.
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Service Details

  • Private Funeral Mass

    Monday, October 26th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, October 26th, 2020
    Location
    St. Camillus Church
    Address
    1175 Concord Turnpike
    Arlington, MA 02476
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    Notes
    Due to the restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the funeral mass is private.
  • Interment

    Monday, October 26th, 2020 |
    When
    Monday, October 26th, 2020
    Location
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Address
    70 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA 02474
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Rosie Kowalski

Posted at 02:01pm
I was so sad to learn of your dad's passing, Cece. I did not know him, but he sounds like he was such a vibrant, loving man to all. My prayers are with you and your family.
ZP

Zak Papazian

Posted at 07:10am
So sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Galluccio as such a friendly and happy guy. Sending our condolences and love,
-Papazian Family
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Lo Galluccio

Posted at 02:34pm
Dear Pat and family,
I have such fond memories of Uncle Charlie-- his kindness and good humor, visits at Thanksgiving and Christmas. He was the beloved record keeper and photographer for the Galluccios and we owe his so much for snapping all those photos of my Dad and everyone. He will be sorely missed! May he rest in peace.

Lo Galluccio
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Regina Harrison

Posted at 02:25pm
Dear Galluccio Family, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I have such wonderful memories of those day trips to the Boston Harbor Islands, and the way he shared his love of those islands with not just your family but a couple of tagalong kids as well. Much love to all of you, Regina Harrison
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portentosoc@aol.com

Posted at 08:58am
Pat and family. So sorry for your loss. He had such a long fight and is at rest. Our sympathy
to you all. Fondly, Mike and Carole Portentoso
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