OBITUARY

Alfred J. Galgovitch

October 21, 1925December 30, 2018
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AUBURN – Alfred “Breezy” Galgovitch, 93, was born in Lisbon Falls October 21, 1925, the son of John and Mary Borsak Galgovitch. He received his education in the Lisbon Falls schools. He served in the Army November 10, 1943 to April 21, 1946. He served in the famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Victory Medal, Good Conduct, European African Middle East Theater, 2 battle stars – North Appennines and the PO Volley, Sharp Shooter Carbine, Rifle B.A.R. He was married to the former Dorothy T. Christman of Lewiston, ME on June 25, 1946. He worked at the Worumbo Mill and J.P. Steven in Lisbon Falls in the maintenance dept. He also worked at Bath Iron Works at the Harding Plant maintenance dept. for 19 years, retiring April 1990. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of Lisbon Falls, ME, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was past Commander of the Emilien Hamann Chapter 11 of Lewiston and Auburn, ME. He belonged to the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. In the 60’s and 70’s he was a well-known scuba diver. He loved hunting with his son and grandchildren, roller skating and photography. He belonged to the Lisbon Falls Fire Dept. from 1950 to 1974.

Alfred is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Richard and companion Val of Lisbon Falls; three daughters, Jean Fournier and her husband Maurice of Lisbon Falls, Katherine Carville of Lisbon Falls, Susan Galgovitch and companion David of Lewiston, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Alfred is predeceased by his father, mother and two brothers, John and Albert, and grandson, Kenneth Carville Jr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday January 3 at The Crosman Funeral Home from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday January 4 at 11:00 AM. Committal Services will be held in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.

Those wishing may make donations in Alfred’s memory to: Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

You are invited to share your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Alfred’s guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252.

  • FAMILY

  • Alfred is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Richard and companion Val of Lisbon Falls; three daughters, Jean Fournier and her husband Maurice of Lisbon Falls, Katherine Carville of Lisbon Falls, Susan Galgovitch and companion David of Lewiston, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Alfred is predeceased by his father, mother and two brothers, John and Albert, and grandson, Kenneth Carville Jr.
  • DONATIONS

  • Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, January 4, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service in the spring
REMEMBERING

Alfred J. Galgovitch

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Carol ALEXANDER

January 9, 2019

The Galgovitch Family; I am sorry to see of Breezys passing. God Bless him, and God Bless all of you. He will be missed.

Merton Robinson

January 6, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the Galgovitch Family. Breezy was always someone I always looked up to and forever I enjoyed his friendly peronality. I fondly remember him sharing his skiing espertise with us novices in the "cow pasture" in LisbonFalls. A true nice guy and patriot is in heaven.

Donna Wing-Rossitto

January 4, 2019

My condolences to you all. May you find comfort in all of the memories you each have individually.

Remembering from the childhood of memories.
Having a sausage sandwich upon visiting us at one of the few fairs we did in Maine. Sharing jokes with Michael and the family that always had us all laughing,
To the embrace upon leaving.

I will miss your advice being whispered in my ear.

Thank you Uncle “Breezy” for the continuous compassion for caring for not just your family but for us as well. You will be missed by us all.

Much love,
Donna

Judi Bartlett

January 3, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Galgovitch when Jean and I were at her home on Blethen St. He was such a wonderful man and so friendly to all. You were lucky to have him for 93 years. As I sit here writing I think about your Mom and how nice and pleasant she always was. Two wonderful parents, you all were blessed.
I lost my Dad at 81 and mom at 66, and God know's you never stop missing them.
God bless all of you and know someday maybe you'll be reunited,,
My prayer goes to all of you at your time of sorrow and loss.

Carolyn and Randy Jones

January 3, 2019

Dear Dot and family,
We both have fond memories of Breezy, from Allen Pond and Lisbon Falls.
Breezy used to take some friends and I scallop diving in Harpswell around the time I was in high school. One of those times it was 20 below zero and we pitched a tent with a heater to change in. We both miss you two at the bean suppers as well. Just not the same as when you always got the first cups of coffee.
He is and will always be one of my heroes.
God Bless You,
Pip & Randy

Kathy Blanchard

January 2, 2019

Dot and Family. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Brezzy. He was a great man and was always very friendly and nice to me. It’s tough to loose a loved one. I hope that all of you find comfort in knowing that he is in a much better place. My condolences from my family to yours

Love to all,
Frankie

Joe and Rose Crone

January 2, 2019

Breezy was such a caring, amazing person. Joe will truly miss sitting and talking with him. I remember that when I would talk to Dot and the Breezy on the phone; Breezy would always ask if 'the old man' was around so they could talk. I have continued to share with all in our family how great a loving and inspiring person he was. Our love and prayers to the family in a time of their lost.

Greg and Vicky Toher

January 1, 2019

Three pennies and a nickel. One of just many things that Greg and I will treasure forever of such a charming, and kind hearted man. His love for his family and most importantly his wife always made you take notice. It is always hard to know what would be comforting to hear or how to reach out to a family who has lost such a great man. But, I hope this helps that Greg and I love you all and that you feel our love and support. We will miss his smile, his stories, and his love.

Allan & Debby Purinton

January 1, 2019

Dearest Dot & Family,
We have such great memories of Breezy and all those years at Allen Pond. We hope you find comfort in those and all the wonderful memories you have of your years together. God Bless.

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Biography

AUBURN – Alfred “Breezy” Galgovitch, 93, was born in Lisbon Falls October 21, 1925, the son of John and Mary Borsak Galgovitch. He received his education in the Lisbon Falls schools. He served in the Army November 10, 1943 to April 21, 1946. He served in the famed 10th Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. He is the recipient of the Purple Heart, Victory Medal, Good Conduct, European African Middle East Theater, 2 battle stars – North Appennines and the PO Volley, Sharp Shooter Carbine, Rifle B.A.R. He was married to the former Dorothy T. Christman of Lewiston, ME on June 25, 1946. He worked at the Worumbo Mill and J.P. Steven in Lisbon Falls in the maintenance dept. He also worked at Bath Iron Works at the Harding Plant maintenance dept. for 19 years, retiring April 1990. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish Church of Lisbon Falls, ME, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was past Commander of the Emilien Hamann Chapter 11 of Lewiston and Auburn, ME. He belonged to the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division. In the 60’s and 70’s he was a well-known suba diver. He loved hunting with his son and grandchildren, roller skating and photography. He belonged to the Lisbon Falls Fire Dept. from 1950 to 1974.

Alfred is survived by his wife, Dorothy; one son, Richard and companion Val of Lisbon Falls; three daughters, Jean Fournier and her husband Maurice of Lisbon Falls, Katherine Carville of Lisbon Falls, Susan Galgovitch and companion David of Lewiston, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Alfred is predeceased by his father, mother and two brothers, John and Albert, and grandson, Kenneth Carville Jr.



Visitation will be held on Thursday January 3 at The Crosman Funeral Home from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Catholic Church on Friday January 4 at 11:00 AM. Committal Services will be held in the spring at Calvary Cemetery in Lisbon Falls.

Those wishing may make donations in Alfred’s memory to: Androscoggin Hospice House, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

You are invited to share your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting Alfred’s guestbook at www.crosmanfuneralhome.com. A Service of The Crosman Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 40 Main St., Lisbon Falls, Maine 04252.