Patricia A. Galfo

patricia galfo

January 19, 1932 ~ October 28, 2017

Patricia was born in New York City to Thomas and June Taylor on January 19, 1932. She was one of four children her older brothers Thomas and Donald who precede her in death and one surviving sister Margaret Taylor of Edgewater, New Jersey.

She began her life on 59 La Salle Street, New York City and later moved to Edgewater, New Jersey in 1947. She married the late Victor Galfo of Fairview, New Jersey. She is survived by: Coleen Galfo of Altamonte Springs, FL, son Kenneth and Debbie Galfo of Tyler, TX, Debby and Ray Lemmon of Amarillo, TX, Kathryn and Joe Heatter of Ogdensburg, New Jersey, and Brian and Tina Galfo of Ridgefield, New Jersey. Patricia was blessed with 14 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, 5 Great- Great Children and numerous nieces and nephews all of whom she loved dearly.

Patricia was first and foremost a mother, who was a force to reckon with when it involved her family. She was loving, strong willed, honest, and was never one to mince words, so you always knew where you stood with her. Besides her children one of her proudest moments was when there was five generations living because to her that was remarkable. It was always the small things in life that made her happy especially when it came to her family.

Patricia was well respected in her community of Edgewater. She worked on the Board of Elections, was a School Bus Aide, A Cross Walk Guard, and a Code Enforcer. She loved her community and friends, was a mentor to some and surrogate mother to many. She had a very strong faith and allowed the Lords guidance in everything she did, and this filtered into her daily life and those around her.

We come today to celebrate her life and legacy. The world has lost a wonderful person and heaven gained an angel. She will be sorely missed.

In closing let us give a gift of profound gratitude to an amazing man. In her final years she lived with her daughter Kathy and son-in law Joe who she always considered a son. In God’s infinite wisdom he placed her in Joe’s hands for her remaining years. As in life, death mimics that in which we start and depart this world. In her final moments Joe held her hand and gave her the peace to pass from this life to her place in heaven.

Thank you so much Joe, know words can never express to you how grateful and blessed we all are to have you and the care that you gave to our beloved mom and Grambo Pat.

“Good night sweet princess and may flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest”.

As her father would say to her as a child, “Patty, Do You Think You Will Ever Go Back?”

The family will receive their friends on Thursday 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 Friday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, Edgewater at 11:00 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: November 3, 2017 11:00 am

Holy Rosary RC Church
26 Edgewater Place
Edgewater, NJ 07020

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 2, 2017 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Final Resting Place:

Mt. Carmel Cemetery
10 Serpentine Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670

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  1. If God told me to pick all the parts to create the perfect mother; I wouldn't change a thing.
    You're beautiful smile, warm, loving touch and infectious laugh will be missed much but, I will carry them in my heart and mind until we meet again in Heaven.

  2. Grams was such an amazing women bringing light and laughter everywhere she went. She was a strong woman and a kind person. She will be missed dearly, we will see you again grams we love you.
    “ In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, Lord, make me secure” Psalm 4:9

  3. Kyle and I send our love and coondolences. We will keep her in our prayers. Thank you uncle Joey and aunt kathy for all you have done for great grandma as well. Sending prayers to everyone. Love you all. And we will dearly miss her.

    Sydney and Kyle Underwood

  4. Dear Kathy, Joey and Family,

    So sorry for the loss of your mom. I don’t remember her much. But, from reading all the nice words about her, she sounded like a fantastic person. Thinking about you.

    Love, Kathy, Paul and Domenic Fierro (Dame)

  5. It's been a long ride here on earth. You've learned to Live, Love, Laugh. Enjoyed all the Times of Happiness and stayed strong through the Times of Sorrow. You personally took me into your family by allowing the ever Beautiful and Excessively Loving Wife and Best Friend, your daughter. Proud to have had the privilege of calling you Mom and feeling all the cherished Love a Mother could give to a Son. We both never used the term of In-Law because I believe we both felt the same feelings a Son would have for his Mother and a Mother would have for her Son. You always made the ends of my Lips point upwards with the comfort of your love and happiness I got just being with you. Married to you Daughter Kathyrn for 41 Years. you never interfered with the two of us and not once did we ever have a disagreement. All I can do for you now is to care and vow all of my Love to the one who has been my partner thru LIFE. Mom, when you are in Heaven I pray that God gives you the Biggest Hug You Ever Received. Thank You Very Much allowing me to be a Part of Your Life. My Love Is With You Untill Eternity. LOVE YA

  6. OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE GALFO FAMILY. I know Pat is "dancing with Angels" twisting the night
    away. I can't express all that my heart holds right now, but I'll try. Pat was a soft-spoken, sincere, kind and loving
    person. When visiting her in Edgewater with Hailey as a baby, her eyes would twinkle and a big smile on her face.
    We would talk about the "old days", family, styles, etc. and just laugh. It was comforting to both of us. How much the world has changed. we would repeat and how much we saw in our lifetime. She had a good appetite then, loved italian food and would eat everything I made for her. When she moved to Kathy's we continued to visit her, would have dinner and talk around the table about old movies, songs, childhood memories, etc. I told her that when she was feeling stronger, I would teach her the "Boot-Scootin" Boogie or Side-Winder. I love country dancing now(because you can line dance and dance by yourself. Still had my white fringe cowboy boots! We would just laugh and be silly (until the Grinch came with her pills!) We all know who that is. Speaking of Joey, He was Mom's "Guardian Agnel" on earth. Believe me, I know. The man waited on her night and day making sure she was comfortable, cooking different meals ,meds. toilet duty, etc. He made sure she was taken care of in every aspect, which is hard for man. I have seen many ilnesses, people bedriden, sick, etc. and no-one could shine his shoes. I admire his loyalty to Pat and know he extended her life an additional 8 years.. Thank you Joey and no good deed goes unrewarded. God knows all!!! It was my privledge to know her and her heart will remain in my heart forever!!
    REST IN PEACE…….Rose

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