Joseph Galassi, Sr. (Gene) passed away on December 4, 2018, in Waveland, Mississippi.
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He is preceded in death by his daughter Adine Ann Galassi; his son, Eugene Joseph Galassi, Jr; his sister, Audrey Galassi-Gruenwald; parents, Eugene James Galassi and Angeline Yero-Galassi.
Gene is survived by his Wife, Anna May Campbell-Galassi; Daughters, Sara J. Galassi-Richards (Kevin), Tracey J. Galassi-d’Hemecourt (Bobby), and Allison L. Galassi-Spicer (Shaun); Grandchildren; Michael Gilpin (Adine), Nicholas Galassi (Eugene), Ethan Richards, Annabel Richards, Lillian Richards (Sara), Christopher Spicer (Allison), and Kate d’Hemecourt (Tracey). Gene will be missed by many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Gene was born in LaSalle, Illinois and was a graduate of the Lasalle Peru High, Class of 1958. He left his hometown to work in the newly emerging airline industry. He then met Anna in Kansas City, married, and moved to Metairie, Louisiana. There he worked and retired from Delta Airlines after 30 years. Gene and Anna moved from Metairie and retired to Clermont Harbor, MS. He was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church and in the community as a volunteer for the AARP preparing tax returns each spring. He also served at the local food pantry.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Waveland, Mississippi at 1:00 PM . The Church is located at 5858 Lower Bay Road, Waveland, MS 39520.
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