Eleanore Lillian Gallagi, 97, of West Haven , formerly of Stamford, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 22, 2022 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Eleanore was born on September 20, 1924 in Bronx, NY to the late Joseph and Lillian Kopp Sauter.
Eleanore was a devoted mother to her 6 children and also fostered many kids throughout her lifetime. Eleanore loved playing poker, canasta and bingo with family and friends, and was an avid reader and storyteller. Eleanore loved to dance, was funny, witty and always the life of the party. Eleanore who was fondly called Momma, Gram, Dodo, Aunt Ella, Mama “saurus”, Ella Bella and Dinosaur (long story) always showed her family unconditional love and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Eleanore is survived by her children; John Gallagi, Faith Klingele and her husband Ed, James Gallagi and his wife Mary, Joanne Montgomery and her long-term partner Sean McCabe, Jose Perez and Alvin Perez, as well as her grandchildren, Korben, James, Debbie, Brian, Maria Christina, Sierra, Maxwell, Jenna and Ryan. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren; Stephen, Brittany, Abbi, Andrew, Maddy, Arlo and Amira.
Besides her parents, Eleanore is predeceased by her husband Angelo Carmine Gallagi and brother Joseph Sauter.
The family would like to give a special thank you to our sister in law, Vicky Perez and Sarah, Andrew, Shelly from Masonic care Hospice, who took great care of our mother.
A funeral procession will be leaving the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 10:00 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford at 10:30 AM . Interment will be private. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.
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