GALARDI, VIR­GINIA “GIGI”

New Haven Register (Sunday) (New Haven, CT) - - BUSINESS -

Vir­ginia “GiGi” Buglione Galardi of Ham­den died peace­fully on Jan­uary 10, 2019 at the St. Raphael Cam­pus of Yale sur­rounded by her fam­ily that loved her. She was the beloved wife of the late Do­minic J. Galardi. GiGi was born in Bridge­port on June 8, 1931 to the late An­thony and An­toinette Buglione. In her younger days she en­joyed her work at Sperry & Barnes. She was de­voted to her fam­ily and loved hav­ing them to­gether for Sun­day din­ner where they would tell sto­ries and share laughs over mac­a­roni and meat­balls. GiGi al­ways en­joyed rem­i­nisc­ing about her days on Wooster Street and her Park Street fam­ily. She had a big heart and was seen as a sec­ond mother and grand­mother to many. Through­out her life she en­joyed spend­ing time with her sib­lings, whether watch­ing base­ball games or go­ing to the casino, they were best friends and shared a bond of un­con­di­tional love and friend­ship. She was cher­ished by many and will be missed by those that knew her, in­clud­ing her hair­dresser and the staff at IHOP and Town House and she loved them in re­turn. GiGi was the lov­ing and de­voted mother of An­naLynn (Stephen) Wheeler and An­thony (Donna) Galardi. She was the lov­ing sis­ter of Carol (late Don­ald) Maz­zarelli and Michael (Ann) Buglione. She was very proud of her grand­chil­dren Terry Galardi, Chris (Na­dine) Nel­son, Lau­rie (Bobby) Bankowski, Michelle (Steve) Fred­er­icks, Stephen (Lexi) Wheeler, An­thony (Alyssa) Galardi, Jr., Daniel (Deb­ora) Wheeler and Michael Galardi and her great grand­chil­dren Me­gan, Gianna, Ash­ley, Dy­lan, Saman­tha, Adri­ana, Laila, Mia, Do­minic, Joseph and Wy­att. GiGi also had a spe­cial re­la­tion­ship with the Wheeler fam­ily and her nieces and neph­ews: Bar­bara Ann (Ralph), Carol (Robert), Tony (Jane), Al­ice, Ernie (Mickey), Donna, Louis (Tracey) and many other beloved rel­a­tives.. Vis­it­ing hours will be Mon­day from 4-8 p.m in the Io­vanne

11 Wooster Pl. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated on Tues­day morn­ing at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Ham­den. Burial will fol­low in St. Lawrence Ceme­tery. Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to the Con­necti­cut Food Bank www.ct­food­bank.org. Share a mem­ory and sign GiGi’s guest book on­line at www.io­vanne.com.

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