OBITUARY

Faye M. Galante

July 10, 1930February 15, 2021

On Monday, February 15, 2021, Faye Galante passed away at the age of 90 while surrounded by family.

Faye was born Faye Maniscalco on July 10, 1930, in South Beach Staten Island, to loving parents Nancy and Gasper Maniscalco.

Faye grew up in South Beach Staten Island where she attended Curtis High School and Felt and Tarrant Comptometry School. She later met her husband and the two got married at Holy Rosary Church in South Beach on April 26, 1952.

After the untimely death of her husband, Faye devoted her life to raising her children and later taking care of her grandchildren. She made it a priority to put them first and give them everything they could need in life. She instilled in them values and lessons that continue to carry them through life today. She was happiest when spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She loved cooking for her family and hosting traditional Italian Sunday dinners in her Staten Island home, built by her late husband Anthony, where she resided for nearly 30 years before moving to her home in Florida to be near her mother and sister.

She enjoyed the Florida weather along with all her aunts and uncles who migrated shortly after. She enjoyed the view of the canal in her backyard and feeding her “backyard friends”, especially the iguana. She was very proud of her mango tree that never failed to sprout the most delicious mangoes.

She returned to New York and New Jersey for every holiday and special occasion, just to be with family. She never missed an event when it came to the ones she loved. No distance could come between her and her family. She was a simple woman who found joy in everything she could. She loved doing the crossword puzzle and knitting hats and scarves for her family and to donate to those in need. She was a league bowler for many years and loved going to Atlantic City to the casinos with her sister. On Tuesday nights you could always find her at Bingo at the Club House with her friends.

Faye was a selfless woman who would do anything for her family. She touched the lives of every person she met and was a truly special person. She was a strong and resilient woman with an enormous heart and will be deeply missed by everyone.

She is predeceased by her husband Anthony Galante and her brother Anthony (Murph) Maniscalco.

She leaves behind her children, Anthony, Steven, Richard, and Ann Galante and her husband Edward Gangi, her grandchildren Nicole, Dana, Steven and his fiancé Amanda, and Olivia Galante, and Samantha and Alexa Gangi and her great-grandchildren Elio and Valentina Galante, her sister Camille and brother-in-law Joe Cinque, and her sister-in-law Patricia Maniscalco, and her nephews and nieces.

Public viewing of Mrs. Galante will be at Harmon Funeral Home at 571 Forrest Avenue, Staten Island 10310, on Friday, February 19th from 4- 8 pm.

A funeral service mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 20th at St. Theresa’s Church on Victory Boulevard on Staten Island, followed by the burial at Moravian Cemetery on Richmond Road.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers please donate to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Both causes were dear to Faye’s heart and are a great way to honor her memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

Memories

Faye M. Galante

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PROVIE PASCONE

February 22, 2021

Faye was a beautiful lady and neighbor! Heaven gained another angel! May you RIP! Thoughts and prayers to the entire family!

John Masculin

February 20, 2021

So many wonderful memories. One of my favorites when i was snowed in at Mrs Galante 's home on Thanksgiving. 😊
Many blessings to Ann, Steve, Anthony and Rich and family. God Bless your Mom.

Melanie & Harvey Skolnik

February 19, 2021

TO NICOLE , DANA AND GLANTE FAMILY : WE WERE VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR NANA’S PASSING. SENDING LOVE , THOUGHTS AND PRAYS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TOUGH TIME. WITH. HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES MELANIE & HARVEY SKOLNIK

John Martelotti

February 19, 2021

Faye was a lovely woman and a great neighbor. I will miss her.

Simone & Mary Marino

February 17, 2021

Faye was a wonderful cousin who enjoyed the Marino family gatherings. She was also my birthday twin! We never forgot to send each other cards. She will be fondly remembered.
Mary

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FROM THE FAMILY