S. Louise Gallo, 93

S. Louise Gallo, 93

SWAMPSCOTT — S. Louise (Kierstead) Gallo, age 93, of Swampscott, died Tuesday in the Jesmond Nursing Home in Nahant after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Gallo with whom she had shared 42 years of marriage. Born and raised in Malden, she was one of eight children of the late Fred A. and Florence L. (Manning) Kierstead. She had lived in Swampscott for the greater part of her life.

A homemaker, Louise had worked as a gift wrapper for TW Rogers Department Store in Lynn for several years, and also at the New Ocean House Hotel in Swampscott. Louise loved to give back to her family, neighbors and community. She was active in the Nursery at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Swampscott, caring for the babies and children there for many years. She was also involved with the Swampscott Senior Center. She raised money for Children’s Hospital, participating in their cancer walk and helping to fundraise. She was a wonderful caregiver to her friends and neighbors, and most importantly a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Louise never learned to drive, and was often seen out for long walks, which she loved. She also enjoyed music and singing.

She is survived by her daughter; Diane Buonanduci and her husband Francis of Swampscott; her grandson; Paul Buonanduci and his wife Krista of Swampscott, three great-grandchildren; Maxim, Sophia and Samuel; as well as many nieces and nephews; and her close friends, Sally and Fred Clapp and their family. Louise’s family would like to thank the dedicated and compassionate staff of the Jesmond Nursing Home, as well as Continuum Hospice for the exceptional care given to her.

Service information: Her visitation will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn, with a funeral service beginning at 12 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Children’s Hospital, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 or Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970.

Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.

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