Gladys B. Galvanoni
passed peacefully at 99 years young in Chandler, AZ. She independently walked stairs and lived on her own until her final month of life. Gladys’s love and life purpose was dedicated to her family and church.
Together with her beloved predeceased spouse of 67 years, Aldo Galvanoni, Gladys lived in NJ, NY, KY, VA, MI, OH and AZ. They moved to Sun Lakes, AZ in 1994.
Their legacy remains with cherished family in AZ: daughters Anne Galvi, MD (Charles “Charlie” Gauntt, MD, deceased) and Grace Galvanoni, PT (Doug Ashby, DC); grandchildren Angela (Colby) Christensen and Matthew Gauntt (Colorado); great-grandchildren Zachary, Tessa, Callie Christensen.
Born in West Hoboken, NJ, Gladys is predeceased by her sisters Mercedes Franco and Dorothy Cuono. She is survived by her dear brother Guy C. Bosetti of Midlothian, VA as well as fondly remembered nieces and nephews and their spouses and children in various states.
Upon completion of her education at Ladycliff College (BA), NY, and Columbia University (MA), NY, Gladys taught high school art, history and English. She declined opportunities to teach at a university level in order to stay home full-time as a wife and mother.
Throughout her adult years, Gladys served extensively in the Roman Catholic Church in multiple parishes. She instructed all ages, ministered inquiries, held leadership discussions, organized and led community affairs committees, was a Eucharistic minister and provided service to unwed mothers and more.
Gladys’ additional interests were AAUW, Red Hat, book clubs, cooking, sewing, music, ballroom dance with her husband, and supporting Aldo throughout his career. Aldo is remembered for organizing Aero Clubs in Cincinnati, OH and Sun Lakes, AZ. She is fondly remembered by many as “a sweet lady”.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gladys’ memory to Saint Vincent de Paul Society, any location, any method.
Funeral mass will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 10 AM local AZ time (MST/PDT), at St. Steven’s Roman Catholic Church, 24827 South Dobson Rd., Sun Lakes, AZ, 85248.