Sturbridge...Modestina E. "Tina" (Ciaffa) Galati, 98, died Saturday, May 22, 2021, at Harrington Memorial Hospital. Her husband of 49 years was the late Philip Galati who died in 1995.
She is survived by her 2 sons Michael and his wife Carolyn Galati of Staten Island, NY, Anthony and his wife Deborah Galati of Forked River, NJ, and daughter Diane Miers of Sturbridge. She also is survived by 7 grandchildren, Marie Galati, Eve Zambro, Suzanne Broderick, Anthony M. Galati, Andrew Galati, Michele Phillips, and Michael Miers, and 7 great-grandchildren, and son-in-law James Miers of Schuylerville, NY, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers Michael Ciaffa, Itallo and his wife Julia Ciaffa, and Dante Ciaffa, and sister-in-law Ruth Ciaffa.
"Tina" was born in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of Antonio and Michelina (D'Amato) Ciaffa, and has lived in Sturbridge for many years. She was a member of St. Anne's Church in Fiskdale, a former member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Brooklyn. She was a retired bookkeeper for Pressman Toy Co. in NYC, a member of Harrington Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she served as the bookkeeper for many years. Tina was an active member of the Sturbridge Senior Center serving as the bookkeeper and treasurer, she also was the trip planner for the center. She also worked with the Sturbridge Tree Warden and a volunteer for the Town Clerk's office.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 5-7PM at Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, with a Word Service at 6:45PM. Burial will be in Brooklyn, NY. www.sansoucyfuneral.com
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