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Official Obituary of: Barbara L. Galligan, 87, on August 28, 2022

Barbara L. Galligan, 87, on August 28, 2022

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Barbara L. Galligan, 87, a lifelong resident of North Attleboro passed away Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.  She was wife of the late Thomas Galligan for over 52 years until his death in 2006.

Born December 12, 1934 in North Attleboro, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Velletri) Restino.

Barbara graduated from St. Mary’s Elementary School in North Attleboro and loved cooking and traveling.  She traveled the world, including Russia, all around Europe and most recently to Italy.  She had her next trip planned for Greece.  Barbara loved the casinos, bingo and sharing her Italian recipes.

She is survived by three sons: Thomas F. Galligan of Mansfield, Edward J. Galligan of North Attleboro and Sean P. Galligan of North Attleboro;

Two sisters: Angela Maclean, formerly of Attleboro, Ann McCormack of North Attleboro; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and her dog, Gretta.

She was sister of the late Jerry and Edward Restino, Christine Stanley and Anthony Restino.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at St. Mary’s Church, 14 Park Street, North Attleboro.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Attleboro Falls.

Arrangements provided by Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

To sign an online guestbook for Barbara, please visit www.sperry-mchoul.com.

 

 

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  • [b]Sean, Tom & Eddie I am so sorry I couldn’t make the service but loved your mom as well as I know she loved me. I’m going to miss her voice and laugh. I’m grateful for the years we had and especially grateful for all she did for my mom. It’s never easy to say the right thing but I hope the many great memories you have give you some comfort. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.[/b]

  • My deepest sympathies to you, Sean, and your family during this difficult time. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort. Your mother will be remembered for the sweet, lovely person that she was.

  • Sean, my sincere sympathy to you and your family.  I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother.  I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to have met her.  Your mother was beautiful, kind and funny.  I’m so glad you were able to do your trip to Italy.  I’m sure it meant the world to her.  Your mom will be with you forever in your heart and memories.

  • Dear Sean and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Barbie’s passing. She was so good hearted and always so welcoming when Jim and I would come for one of her delicious Italian meals. She gave me so many great cooking ideas and recipies. She made the best cheesecake EVER! We will miss her and pray that she rests in eternal peace with our lord whom she put great faith and trust in. God bless you all.

  • My thoughts and prayers to Sean, Eddy and Tommy. I so grateful I spent some time recently with my aunt Barbara, and I’ll miss our phone calls and all your recipes and cooking tips you gave me and all your love , one of best person I’ll ever know . 

  • Sean, so sorry for your loss.  So hard try to live  without someone so very close to us.  My prayers go out to you and your family.  I know you will miss her dearly, but the wonderful memories she left with you will get you through. ???

  • My thoughts are with Sean and his family at this difficult time.  I hope happy memories of your mother provide some comfort to you.

  • I’m deeply sorry Sean, Ed , Tom and family. This is such a loss. Aunt Barbie called me often to ask how I was and would always end the call with “I love you”. Always so kind to me beginning when I was growing up and as long as I remember. She was so good to everyone. Her sister (my Mom, Angie) and her were close, and spent a lot of time together, including traveling to many places thanks to the generosity of Sean who was kind enough to see that his Mom had a companion many times, and got to be with her sister on many of these outings. And there wasn’t a finer cook around. A good memory when she gave me egg biscuits, or eggplant parm or any other Italian food you can think of. All mouth watering delicious. I regret that i wasn’t by lately, because we planned on it, but now it’s too late. I love you Aunt Barbie. Rest in Peace <3 <3 <3 

  • My Beautiful, longtime girlfriend!
    She was beautiful inside and out.
    I am missing her terribly!!
    RIP my very dear friend.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • My deepest condolences to all of the Galligan family!  Sean and I have been friends for over 35 years and Barbara was like a mom to me.  She will be missed by many and will forever be in our hearts!  Sending all my love to heaven and to all the loved ones that will miss you dearly 

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  1. My deepest condolences to all of the Galligan family!  Sean and I have been friends for over 35 years and Barbara was like a mom to me.  She will be missed by many and will forever be in our hearts!  Sending all my love to heaven and to all the loved ones that will miss you dearly 

  2. My Beautiful, longtime girlfriend!
    She was beautiful inside and out.
    I am missing her terribly!!
    RIP my very dear friend.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. I’m deeply sorry Sean, Ed , Tom and family. This is such a loss. Aunt Barbie called me often to ask how I was and would always end the call with “I love you”. Always so kind to me beginning when I was growing up and as long as I remember. She was so good to everyone. Her sister (my Mom, Angie) and her were close, and spent a lot of time together, including traveling to many places thanks to the generosity of Sean who was kind enough to see that his Mom had a companion many times, and got to be with her sister on many of these outings. And there wasn’t a finer cook around. A good memory when she gave me egg biscuits, or eggplant parm or any other Italian food you can think of. All mouth watering delicious. I regret that i wasn’t by lately, because we planned on it, but now it’s too late. I love you Aunt Barbie. Rest in Peace <3 <3 <3 

  4. My thoughts are with Sean and his family at this difficult time.  I hope happy memories of your mother provide some comfort to you.

  5. Sean, so sorry for your loss.  So hard try to live  without someone so very close to us.  My prayers go out to you and your family.  I know you will miss her dearly, but the wonderful memories she left with you will get you through. ???

  6. My thoughts and prayers to Sean, Eddy and Tommy. I so grateful I spent some time recently with my aunt Barbara, and I’ll miss our phone calls and all your recipes and cooking tips you gave me and all your love , one of best person I’ll ever know . 

  7. Dear Sean and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Aunt Barbie’s passing. She was so good hearted and always so welcoming when Jim and I would come for one of her delicious Italian meals. She gave me so many great cooking ideas and recipies. She made the best cheesecake EVER! We will miss her and pray that she rests in eternal peace with our lord whom she put great faith and trust in. God bless you all.

  8. Sean, my sincere sympathy to you and your family.  I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear mother.  I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to have met her.  Your mother was beautiful, kind and funny.  I’m so glad you were able to do your trip to Italy.  I’m sure it meant the world to her.  Your mom will be with you forever in your heart and memories.

  9. My deepest sympathies to you, Sean, and your family during this difficult time. May your hearts and souls find peace and comfort. Your mother will be remembered for the sweet, lovely person that she was.

  10. [b]Sean, Tom & Eddie I am so sorry I couldn’t make the service but loved your mom as well as I know she loved me. I’m going to miss her voice and laugh. I’m grateful for the years we had and especially grateful for all she did for my mom. It’s never easy to say the right thing but I hope the many great memories you have give you some comfort. She will be missed by everyone that knew her.[/b]

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