OBITUARY

Mary A. Galuska

August 29, 1920February 7, 2019
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Mary A. (Malaguti) Galuska, in her 99th year, of Acushnet passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in The Oaks Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Julius M. Galuska.

Born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Everisto and Ermelinda (Grazioli) Malaguti, she was a long time resident of Acushnet. Mary attended Fairhaven High School and was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church. She was employed for 30 years at Imperial Cleaners and later she was employed as a clerk at the Candy Jar and Gift Shoppe for 20 years.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, she enjoyed cooking, crafts and spending time with her friends. She was a member of the Golden Girls at St. John Neumann Church.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Galuska and his wife Lynne of Acushnet; a daughter Anita Howland of Assonet; two grandchildren, Scott Howland and his wife Michele and Kerriann Malatesta and her husband Christopher, four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Nolan, Sheena and Rory; and her great grand-dog, Maizie May. She was the sister of the late Evelyn Whittaker, Ada Paradis, Anna Gould, Dante and Leseio Malaguti.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:00AM from the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, followed by her funeral mass at 10:00AM in St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to: St. John Neumann Building Fund, PO BOX 718, East Freetown, MA 02717. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary A. Galuska

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Dennis & Wanda Bouchard

February 12, 2019

A bright light has left this world. Mary was a lovely lady. May she rest peacefully in Christ's arms.

Dennis & Wanda Bouchard

Richard Paradis

February 12, 2019

on behalf of the Paradis family, we offer our condolences to Cousins Anita and Ray and their families. we loved dear Auntie Mary very much and looked forward to visiting her when we were in town. I have fond memories of the many family gatherings throughout the years, especially those on Thanksgiving and Christmas at her home on Keene Street. May God bless you and your loved ones.
cousin Richard

Kathryn King

February 10, 2019

I would like to send prayers and sympathy to all the family, especially Anita, who has become a good friend. God bless everyone.

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Biography

Mary A. (Malaguti) Galuska, in her 99th year, of Acushnet passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 in The Oaks Nursing Center. She was the wife of the late Julius M. Galuska.

Born in Kingston, a daughter of the late Everisto and Ermelinda (Grazioli) Malaguti, she was a long time resident of Acushnet. Mary attended Fairhaven High School and was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church. She was employed for 30 years at Imperial Cleaners and later she was employed as a clerk at the Candy Jar and Gift Shoppe for 20 years.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, she enjoyed cooking, crafts and spending time with her friends. She was a member of the Golden Girls at St. John Neumann Church.

She is survived by a son, Raymond Galuska and his wife Lynne of Acushnet; a daughter Anita Howland of Assonet; two grandchildren, Scott Howland and his wife Michele and Kerriann Malatesta and her husband Christopher, four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Nolan, Sheena and Rory; and her great grand-dog, Maizie May. She was the sister of the late Evelyn Whittaker, Ada Paradis, Anna Gould, Dante and Leseio Malaguti.

Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 9:00AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, followed by her funeral mass at 10:00AM in St. John Neumann Church, 157 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary’s name may be made to: St. John Neumann Building Fund, PO BOX 718, East Freetown, MA 02717. To leave a note of condolence: www.rock-funeralhome.com