Mary Evelyn Gallingane, née Pape, 75, a longtime resident of Daytona Beach, Florida, died on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the Hunters Crossing Assisted Living Facility in Gainesville, Florida, following a long illness.
Ms. Gallingane was a native of Punxsutawney, born on April 2, 1941, to the late Michael Francis and Mary Evelyn Pape. She lived in Pennsylvania for many years before moving to Daytona Beach in 1981. Ms. Gallingane worked in many area nursing homes. She was an active member of the Prince of Peace Catholic community. She enjoyed football, NASCAR and collecting angels, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by a daughter, Monique (Tom) Jennings of Denver, North Carolina; a son, Robert (Caitie) Gallingane of Gainesville, Florida; a brother, Mike (Barb) Pape of Punxsutawney; a sister, Fran Pape of Punxsutawney; a brother, Carl Pape of Pennsylvania; and six grandchildren, Michael, Ashley, Christopher and Natalie Jennings and Danielle and RJ Gallingane.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 10900 SW 24th Ave., Gainesville, FL, with Fr. Jeff McGowan as celebrant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 NW 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606, or Halifax Health Hospice, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129.
Published in The Punxsutawney Spirit on Dec. 14, 2016