November 16, 1943 – June 5, 2019
Regina Galizia Martucci, 75, of Scarsdale, NY, passed away on June 5, 2019. Regina was married to Charles Martucci on May 24,1970; they were married 49 years. Regina is survived by her husband Charles, her son Jason (Marilena) Martucci, her grandsons Matthew, Joseph and Andrew Martucci, her brother Paul (Alison) Galizia, her niece Megan (Darby), her nephews Mitchel (Nicole) and Marc (Jacqueline) Galizia, and other family and friends. Regina is preceded in death by her father Sebastian Galizia and her mother, Elizabeth Forte Galizia.
Regina was born in Bronx, NY on November 16, 1943. She graduated from Fordham University with a degree in history and continued on to receive a Masters in Social Work also from Fordham University. Regina has dedicated her life, and over 40-year career, working to provide opportunities for the advancement of people with development disabilities primarily in the Bronx, NY. She continued to work into her 70’s as a social work consultant at Help on The Way and previously serving as Director of AHRC’s Bronx Mayflower campus for many years. Regina had also previously served as president of the Bronx Development Disabilities Council, and on the board of the Institute of Applied Human Dynamics (IAHD) where she was a determined and vocal advocate for increased services to those with development disabilities throughout the Bronx and New York State. Regina enjoyed spending time on her beloved Nantucket, where she and Charles have made over 50 years of happy memories. Regina also enjoyed traveling, reading, and spending time with her grandsons.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 7, 2019 from 4-8PM at the Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home 824 Scarsdale Ave Scarsdale NY. Funeral Service Saturday June 08, 2019 10:00 AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scarsdale NY. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx to follow mass.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Help on the Way, 1338 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY, 10459.
- Help On The Way
- Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, June 8, 2019
- Interment Saturday, June 8, 2019
June 8, 2019
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Martucci family.
Regina's Dad, Sebastian Galizia was first cousin to my Mother, Frances Gallitto Buonanno who maintained a friendship with Elizabeth into their late years of life.
Although many years have passed from the childhood years we spent together, the sense of family remains.
Rest in peace cousin Regina. Your life will live on through your family.
Dorothy & Bill Papa
June 6, 2019
It began as a regular day with one exception, we were getting a new Director.
Although I knew this was the day, there was excitement and wondering. Hopefully, all will be good. I hit the jackpot. Wow, each day our relationship grew, we shared work and then our personal lives. I remember the fun times when Jason would come to visit and the fun we had. It was my good luck to have you as my boss, most of all to have you as my friend. We shared so much both work involved and personally. You opened my eyes to so much your advice was always top notch and you always cared for all individuals and their families along with the staff. You were here for all of us. It was so appreciated.
You have given me memories I will have forever.
Most of all, "Thank you for being my friend".
June 5, 2019
When I was young and impressionable, I saw my cousin Gina travel. I saw her become a highly-educated woman. I saw her become an individualist: sharp, funny, warm, creative, generous, inquisitive, cultured, and, of course, brilliant. She was an inspiration to me then, and she continues to be now. Gina lives on in all of us who knew and loved her. My thoughts are with Charlie, Jason, Marilena, and the boys--I send you all my sympathy.
June 5, 2019
Gina - I have no idea what I am going to do without you, your kindness and thoughtfulness. I will miss you and our talks on the phone. You left us so suddenly. I certainly thought you would out-live me. I am so grateful for what you did for me when I had my car accident 20 years ago, taking over to let me live as best that I can. As I would tell you each year, thank you for making the right decisions when I was not able to do so.
Be at peace, dear cousin. You helped so many people during your life time. Knowing that you have an outstanding, wonderful husband, a beautiful and caring son, his wife and grandsons, your life will go on since they can bring your joy to the world in your honor. Rest in peace, Gina. You will be forever in my heart.
With all my love, Cousin Virginia