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Joseph A. Galletta, Sr., 86

Joseph A. Galletta, Sr.

Joseph A. Galletta, Sr.

Joseph A. Galletta Sr., 86, of Fulton passed away peacefully at his home amidst his loving family on Saturday, September 24th.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Joseph was born in Oswego, NY, to Anthony and Frances Galletta, as one of six brothers and sisters: John, Angelo, Mario, Mary (Lapetino) and Frances (Archambo).

He engaged in farming during high school years and was a machinist at the Marathon Machine Shop. Joseph joined the US Army, Company B, 21st Infantry to become a paratrooper in the South Pacific Theater during WWII.

Joseph was the proprietor of West Side Hardware for 50 years, which eventually became a landmark business in the City of Fulton. Another life achievement, Joseph attained his private pilot license with thousands of flight hours.

He also loved gardening and being surrounded by the fun fellowship of his ever growing family.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Catherine Valelunga Galletta; children, Ann (John) Schaefer, Kathleen (Terry) Kinney, Nancy (James) Falanga, and Joseph Jr. (Shona) Galletta, his brother, Mario, 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and many community friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Church, corner of S. Third and Buffalo Sts., Fulton. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.

Contributions may be made to the Joseph Anthony Galletta, Sr. Scholarship Fund, 223 West Broadway, Fulton, NY 13069.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.

www.fosterfuneralhome.com

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3 thoughts on “Joseph A. Galletta, Sr., 86

  1. I knew your dad well and am so very sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

  2. Dear Galletta Family, I am saddened to learn of the death of your father, husband, Joe. We (the Middleton family including twins Karen and Sharon, mother, Jane, father, Clark) lived just down the road from you on the River Road in Fulton during the mid-60′s and recall fondly of your Dad and Mom and seeing daily the loving family you grew up in. My sympathy for each of you and my thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.

  3. kay so so so sorry to hear of your loss my heart goes out to you . You and joe were the absolute BEST to shane & I (former 3rd st. tenets.) i send you my prayers, and condolences.

    forever in my heart
    Tara Searor

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