2011-03-10 / Obituaries

Jeanne Galliano Loses Battle with Cancer

Eric Gross

Family and friends are mourning the passing this week of Jeanne Galliano, executive assistant to the Superintendent of the Carmel School District and clerk to the Carmel Board of Education.

Galliano, 56, passed away March 4 after a valiant and courageous battle with cancer.

Former Carmel Superintendent Marilyn Terranova remembered Galliano as a “wonderful and happy woman who loved life. She was known for her big friendly smile, her infectious laugh, and her big brown eyes. Jeanne was devoted to her family, especially her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with friends.”

Carmel Superintendent James Ryan recalled how Galliano had an “ability to make everyone smile. Jeanne will be remembered for her strong will, her amazing strength and bravery, her positive attitude, while never complaining as she faced her aggressive illness.”

Born in Brooklyn to the late Adele and Charles Quenzer, Jeanne married the love of her life Phillip Galliano 35 years ago.

In addition to her husband, Jeanne is survived by her two daughters— Corrine Beirne and Alison Daley and their husbands Kevin Beirne and Derek Daley.

Two grandsons, Justin and Carter, and granddaughter Madeline Adele also survive as well as her brothers Charles and Neal Quenzer and her sister Marianne Hayden. Jeanne is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday at the Holy Trinity Church in Poughkeepsie at 10 am. Interment will follow at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

The family has requested in lieu of flowers contributions in Jeanne’s name be made to the American Head and Neck Society at headandneckcancer.org/foundation/index.php.

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