Alma Galletta

alma galletta

February 16, 1926 ~ March 2, 2015

Galletta, Alma (nee D'Amico) age 89, of Baltimore, MD, formerly of Fort Lee, N.J., passed away on Monday, March 2, 2015. She was born in Manhattan on February 16, 1926 to the late Aida and Louis D'Amico. At the age of eight, Alma won 3rd place in the John Wannamaker Drawing Contest, a city-wide competition in New York. She worked for the Corn Exchange Bank (later Chemical bank) in New York City and in the accounting department at the Meldisco Co. in Mahwah, NJ for over 20 years until her retirement. A resident Fort Lee for 44 years and was an active member of the Rosary Society and Choir of the Madonna Church. Alma was the beloved wife, for 55 years, of the late Eugene Galletta. Cherished mother of Dr. Marylou Yam and her husband, David. Devoted grandmother of Michael Yam. Loving sister of the late Nancy Puglia. Dear sister-in-law of Lee Chick, MaryAnn Galletta and Kathy Galletta, brother-in-laws- Alfred Galletta and Howard Chick, first cousins Anthony Russo and John Russo and many nephews, nieces and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alma and Eugene Galletta Scholarship Fund/NDMU. Send contributions to Patricia A. Bosse, Vice President for Advancement, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21210 or call 410-532-5177 for information. The family will receive their friends on Friday 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Saturday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in the Historic Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or »(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)


Visitation at Funeral Home: March 6, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Mass: March 7, 2015 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Dr. Yam,

    Holding you and yours in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. The Notre Dame community is with you in spirit.


  2. MaryLou,

    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Having lost my mother several years ago, I know how tough it can be to lose a parent at any age.

    I wish you and your family the very best at this difficult time.

    All my best,

    Amy Wolfson

  3. My deepest condolences to Mary Lou and the family in the loss of Ms. Alma. You are in my prayers and may you find comfort in the loving arms of Christ our Lord.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to you Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Don and Sheila Haskell

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. All of you are in my prayers. With deepest sympathy and condolences. Ann

  6. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Your family and your mother will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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