Diane L. Galletta (Spiller) -January 22, 2018

Prattsburgh: January 22, 2018 at age 74. Predeceased by her husband Salvatore Galletta, parents Ralph & Edith Spiller, and step-son Gary Galletta. Survived by daughters; Angela (David) Blood, Cara (Eric) Riesdorph, and Jennifer (Corey) Hawkey; step-daughters; Melanie Galletta and Carol (Robert) Schneider; daughter-in-law Mary Galletta; granddaughter Leah Blood; 7 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Edward (Carolyn) Spiller and Robert (Christine) Spiller, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends especially Lucille McHugh, Robin (Andrew) Nistock, and Julie Lovejoy (Todd “Red” Rhodes.)

Diane spent most of her life on Long Island, growing up in Elmont and pursuing her education and career, earning a Masters degree in education. Later she raised her family in Massapequa. She was a devoted wife and mother, raising her three daughters while taking care of her husband during illness. She was an elementary school music teacher, and enjoyed arranging chorus concerts for the school children. After her retirement, she moved to Prattsburgh, New York to the area she had always loved; often on trips upstate she would call out for everyone to “appreciate the scenery!”

She loved music, and often attended local concerts and recitals. She loved all animals, but especially her horses, cats and dogs, and enjoyed volunteering at the SPCA. She enjoyed taking family vacations with children and grandchildren. She loved going to craft fairs, bake sales, library sales (often later donating back all the items she bought), playing cards, putting together puzzles, and seeing movies.

She was selfless, loving, and incredibly generous to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her as mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend.

Friends may call on Thursday, January 25th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street (Rte 20A), Honeoye, NY where Diane’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 26th, at 11am. Burial Canadice Hill Cemetery, Canadice, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron Street, Bath, NY 14810 or visit their website https://fingerlakesspca.org. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com


16 thoughts on “Diane L. Galletta (Spiller) -January 22, 2018

  1. Diane will be remembered as a lovely neighbor, kind and always smiling. May she rest in peace.
    Carol, John and Katie Summers

  2. I have so many fun memories of our visits with you, Uncle Sal and the girls as a child and then later in life with my own boys. Your loving spirit, and positivity never changed over the years. Sending prayers for peace and comfort to the family!

  3. I remember how much Diane loved motherhood. When Angela was a toddler Diane described one lazy morning. Sal and she were on their bed – they each held a section of the daily news and between them was Angela holding open one of her toddler books. I love this image. I will be praying for God’s comfort and peace to fill many hearts in this time of sadness.

  4. Diane was a friend since childhood, and a role model; not only my cousin. She was positive in every circumstance which is very hard to do. I have many good memories of the times we shared. I shall genuinely miss her. God Bless her family in this difficult time.

  5. Diane was such a beautiful soul and I will miss her greatly I’m so happy I got to see her over thanksgiving my deepest condolence and love you are in our thoughts in prayers

  6. A special memory is a dinner shared at Olive Garden just before Christmas with Diane, Cara, and Eric.

  7. It has been a long time that our family has known you and I am glad for the memories of meeting you and your daughters and your many kind gestures over those years.

  8. We will miss you very much .you were a sweet and loving person. I will always have my memories of italy.

  9. Diane rests in God’s Light now
    Prayers of comfort and strength
    Go out to her entire family at this
    Time of loss

  10. To a wonderful cousin and a great mother, you will be missed. I’m lucky to have known you and I’m glad to be connected to your family, who will carry on your memory.

  11. We had the immense joy of meeting you when you came to France with our lovely cousins. We discovered a wonderful person, and love was immediate between us. We will never forget the beautiful moments shared, and our letters will be missed. We are proud to be part of the same family as you.

  12. Nous avons eu l’immense joie de te rencontrer lorsque tu es venue en France, avec nos adorables cousines. Nous avons découvert une personne merveilleuse , et l’amour a été immédiat entre nous . Nous n’oublierons jamais les beaux moments partagés, et nos courriers vont me manquer . Nous sommes fiers de faire partie de la même famille que toi .

  13. Praying for all of you to find joy in your memories and comfort in Diane’s beautiful life. What a beautiful spirit. This world is a better place for the lives she touched.

  14. I am grateful to have known you. You were a very kind and good person. I will always remember the special celebrations that we shared together.

  15. I will always remember you and my Uncle Sal visiting my parents. You were a devoted wife and were a natural at being a mother to three girls.Diane will always live on in her girls.

  16. You were a part of our family and we will miss you. You were a very kind and thoughtful woman. I am glad we were able to go to France together and enjoy such a special vacation.

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