Anne M. Galli

02/15/1936 - 03/07/2024


Obituary For Anne M. Galli

Anne died on March 7, 2024, as she valiantly tried to recover from an emergency surgery she had on February 10, 2024, just five days before her 88th birthday, which she happily celebrated with her family while in the hospital.

She was born in Park Slope, Brooklyn on February 15, 1936 to Edward and Rita Hartnett. Growing up in Park Slope, she attended St. Saviour elementary school and then John Jay High School. She left high school early to join the workforce so she could put her sister Lucille through business school. After working in a variety of office jobs in Manhattan, she was hired as a secretary at a Brooklyn trucking company where she met Vito Sirabella. She married Vito on February 16, 1957, and settled on Tenth Street in Park Slope where she raised her three children, just a block away from where she grew up.

Once her children were older, Anne went back to work and became a valued employee at Hochberg Bros. Schan, Inc. and then the Methodist Hospital. Her husband Vito died suddenly in 1981, but a few years later, she suddenly reconnected with Richard Galli, who had been her sister Lucille’s Best Man at her wedding, while Anne was the Maid of Honor. She fell in love with Richie and married him on November 10. 1985. Richie died on July 29, 2005, but Anne went on to start the next chapter of her life, which was full of good friends, beloved family, international travel, and lots of parties.

Always open-hearted and talkative to everyone she met, Anne enjoyed “keeping in touch,” and was always on the phone. She proudly called herself a “people person” and believed that helping others was why we were born into this world.

A loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her three children, John, Patricia, and Kathleen Sirabella; her son-in-law William Ustick; three grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; her sister Lucille; eight nieces; and seven nephews. We will always remember her infectious laugh, no-nonsense approach to life, and her joie de vivre.

Viewing will begin Sunday March 10th, 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm. A funeral mass will be held the following day Monday 9:30am at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church followed by a burial at Oceanview Cemetery.

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  • 03/10/2024

    We met at the Friendship club last year and became friends, I will miss the conversations and laughs we shared. Rest in Heavenly Peace with the Angels❤️. Barbara Andrews

  • 03/10/2024

    Gaudino Family sends our love and condolences......Ruby Gaudino and Aunt Ann had a beautiful friendship.....

  • 03/10/2024

    Anne was a very special person who always took the time to check on me. We loved to chat on the phone and talk about the good old days. She will be truly missed. Artie

  • 03/09/2024

    Our growing up on 10th street in Park Slope were memorable, very close friends, she will be missed Loretta and Manny Sotell!

  • 03/09/2024

    I will miss you terribly at the NDBFC. You welcomed me and we became good friends. You always had a smile on your face! Rest in peace and I will never forget you ❤️

  • 03/09/2024

    We will miss our wonderful special friend . She took great care of my mother in law .Visiting often & holding her hand . We all will have a big void . Love you Anne Steven & Sherry Faicco

  • 03/09/2024

    Was sad to hear. Every time I was in her presence she made me laugh. Sending love ❤️ Kimberly Soldo

  • 03/09/2024

    La tua gioia, i tuoi occhi vivaci e il tuo entusiasmo continueranno a favorire il tuo ricordo nella nostra quotidianità. Non è la durata della vita, ma l'intensità di come la si è vissuta che conta. Tu l'hai vissuta pienamente circondata dall'amore dei tuoi figli e di quanti ti hanno conosciuta e voluta bene. Riposa in pace, Anne. Antonio&Marilisa con Daniela, Giuliana e Lorenzo

  • 03/08/2024

    So sorry for your loss Kathleen, Kevin & Mark & family. Sending love & prayers during this difficult time. Anne was an amazing woman. You have a beautiful guardian angel that will be with you always. May Anne rest in peace. ❤️🪽


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    Love and prayers until we meet again. Love Kyle @ Wilma

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    May God's love and grace fill all of your hearts and bring you peace at this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Love Linda

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    Dearest Anne - You were the light and life for everyone around you. We cherish our happy memories with you in Rocky Point. Always in our hearts, Love, Kirsten & Nadia

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