March 3, 1941 – July 21, 2021
Maria (Tine) Gallitto, 80, of Cromwell, beloved wife for over 49 years of the late Sebastiano Gallitto, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born March 3, 1941 in Floridia, province of Siracusa, Sicily, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Carmela (Caccamo) Tine. Maria was a talented dressmaker who worked for Mariella Creations bridal shop for many years. She was a longtime, faithful communicant of St. John’s Church in Cromwell, belonged to the Senior Center in Cromwell, and was a member of The Italian American Star Women’s Club and the Floridian Italian Ladies Club. Maria was a talented craftswoman who enjoyed painting, knitting, crocheting and sewing clothing for her family. She also loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. Most of all, she was devoted to her family. She loved getting together with her sisters every month, and was happiest when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Maria will be forever missed by her three children, Laura Galer of Cromwell, Luigi Gallitto and wife Tanya, of Old Saybrook and Milena Frazer and husband Jesse, of Cromwell; six adored grandchildren, Stephanie Govoni and husband Matt, John Galer and girlfriend Johanna, Sebastiano Gallitto, Gino Gallitto, Jesse Frazer, Jr. and Aedan Frazer; a cherished great grandson Dylan Govoni; five sisters, Nina Pirruccio and husband Sebastiano, of Cromwell, Linda Matarazzo of Wethersfield, Yolanda Lowe of Ivoryton, Grace Matarazzo and husband Sebastiano, of South Windsor, and Letizia Randazzo and husband Emanuel, of Deep River; three brothers, Giuseppe Tine and wife Nera, of Sicily, Pasquale Tine and wife Mimma, of Wethersfield and Guido Tine and wife Maria, of Rocky Hill; as well as many dear nieces, nephews and extended family members in the U.S. and in Italy.
In addition to her husband and parents, Maria was predeceased by a son-in-law, Michael Galer; two brothers-in-law, William Lowe and Bruno Matarazzo; and a niece, Lisa Randazzo.
Calling hours will be Monday, July 26, 2021 from 10-11 a.m. concluding with a Prayer Service at 11 a.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd, Wethersfield. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery (Mausoleum 2), 453 Fairfield Ave., Hartford. The family requests that all attendees please wear a facemask during the calling hours and service. Donations in Maria’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory of Maria with her family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
American Cancer Society
I-91 Tech Center 825 Brook Street , Rocky Hill, CT 06067
10:00 am - 11:00 am
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
D'Esopo Funeral Chapel
Cedar Hill Cemetery
July 25, 2021
Dear Gallitto Family,
Our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your beloved, mom. We have such fond memories of your family when you lived on Tredeau Street. How young we all were then. You were wonderful neighbors. She has certainly left a legacy, with her grandchildren and great grandchild.
Doris and Rachel Leclerc
Angela and Claudia Mancuso
July 23, 2021
Dear Laura, Milena and family,
Our hearts are heavy to hear the news about your sweet mom. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. May all the wonderful memories you shared give you comfort during this time of sorrow. May she Rest In Peace.
Cousins Angela and Claudia
July 22, 2021
Gino, Tanya, and Family,
When a loved one passes from our lives, we deeply feel the loss and we each, in our own way, find coping in different ways. I rely on a friend's kind words of comfort which I will share with you.
No one truly is gone from our lives until the very last person who knew him or her has passed away. We share memories throughout the generations of those we knew, the memories, laughter, and love we shared, which keeps them alive for us all. Memories that we recall whenever we want, they are ours to share and hold close forever.
I hope my thoughts are comforting to you and your family. I too, feel your loss.
Much love to all.