Adele B Galbraith
13 November, 1935 – 28 September, 2019
Adele B. Galbraith 1935-2019
Adele B. Galbraith, 83, of Delray Beach Florida, formerly of Boca Raton, Florida and Norwalk, Connecticut passed away faithfully in our Lord on September 28, 2019 after a long illness. Adele was born in Norwalk, Connecticut on November 13, 1935 to her late parents Joseph S. and Anna Toth Budy. Adele had two brothers, the late Elmer R. Buddy of Norwalk, and living brother Edward J. Budy Sr. of Orlando, Florida. She was married to the late James D. Galbraith in March of 1956 in Norwalk where they raised two daughters. Adele was a loving, creative and inspirational mother to both her daughters and a polished career lady. In her early adult years she became an accomplished pianist and organist bringing her passionate love of music to family and friends. As a homemaker, she was a creative seamstress having had her own dressmaking and tailoring business serving a group of elite clientele. Having made her own wardrobe, as well as for her daughters, she was exceptionally talented in her hand crafted beadworks, embroideries and appliqués. Of Hungarian heritage, she was a superb cook in Hungarian cuisine and baking. Generously spirited, humorous, and always smartly and stylishly dressed, her academic and strong command of the English language propelled her into a career with Save the Children of Westport Connecticut, managing word processing for nearly two decades. She especially enjoyed serving as Chairwoman for numerous fundraising events. After moving permanently with her husband from Norwalk to Boca Raton in 1981, she furthered her career in property management as a complete professional with Arvida Corporation for over a decade. Before retiring, she spent her last working decade with Broad and Cassel, Attorneys at Law in Boca Raton. She frequently declared that her finest of friends and colleagues were all made at Broad and Cassel as well as Save the Children. Retirement years brought her back to her hand made original designs. She fashioned hundreds of ladies handbags where 100% of the proceeds were donated to Disabled American Veterans which Adele was a fervent supporter of. She also spent much of her time jovially mentoring friends and neighbors in creative sewing and the articulate expressive use of language. She is survived by her daughters, who will deeply miss her:: Susan Galbraith Zimmerman (David) of Greenwich, Connecticut, Tracey Galbraith Stroh (Donald-deceased) of Delray Beach, Florida, one stepgranddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Tracey served as her mother’s devoted caregiver in her final 4 years. Adele remains eternally grateful to those friends and family members who reached out with their generous time, care and encouragement. Special gratitude and sincerest appreciation to Bryan Moniz of Port St. Lucie, Florida for his sensitive, unwavering support and assistance. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans. All services are private.
- Committal Service Friday, 4 October , 2019
Adele B Galbraith
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The Sterling Family
22 October 2019
Although we have lost touch, it is with great sadness we learned of your passing. As you finally RIP, free from pain and reunited with family and friends who have gone before you. We keep close our memories of the good times spent as family and know that you were always loved and in our thoughts. As people say we think of you often, I honestly can say I did and it was every time I changed my sheets or folded a fitted sheet. I could hear you tell me to flip over the flat sheet so when you folded it down the design/sewing would show. Also you taught me how to fold the best fitted sheet and once again I hear your voice telling me the steps with each fold. There are many other family memories of holidays spent together, singing and hearing you play the organ. Tom was always fond of you and enjoyed each conversation, and you always treated him more as a son then a nephew in law. I just wanted to leave a note and express my sympathy to the family and hope the many good times spent will help to ease their pain. RIP my dear Aunt, All our Love, Tom, Peggy, Stacey, and Alex, Casey, and Sterling, Sophinos
5 October 2019
I’m so sorry to read about the passing of Adele! She was such an inspiration to all and feel truly blessed that I had the privilege of meeting her while working at Broad and Cassel. Her loving and caring spirit will be missed!! RIP my dear friend.
4 October 2019
Adele was a wonderful caring soul,. She was amazing at everything she touch. I was fortunate to have worked with her at Broad and Cassel . Great memories and she will be truly missed. RIP my friend. You will be truly missed! All my love and prayers to your loving family. xoxo
30 September 2019
Adele was like a 2nd mother to me! Always cheerful and full of life! I worked with her at Broad and Cassel. We socialized outside of work also after her retirement. She will be dearly missed...
29 September 2019
I first met Adele while going for a walk and was looking forward to meeting my new neighbors. She astounded me with fascinating anecdotes: I found her to be very smart, sweet and to be a wonderful neighbor. Her two daughters, Tracy and Susan, are also smart and sweet and kind: Adele knew how to raise great kids, and that's about the best thing a person can do in this world. I, and others in the neighborhood, will miss her very much.
Ed and Bonnie Budy
28 September 2019
We are truly going to miss you! When I married into the Budy family, you treated me like family. I will always love and miss you. Bonnie