Cleo Galanis

Cleo Galanis

Sunday, August 18th, 1929 Saturday, October 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Cleo Galanis

Cleo Galanis, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at White Plains Hospital, White Plains, N.Y.
She was born on August 18, 1929 in Greenwich CT. to George and Rita Carter who immigrated from Greece. She had an older brother, Paul Carter (deceased). During her childhood, her family moved to Branford, CT and forged success in the restaurant business.
Cleo graduated college and worked as a Spanish transcriber.
She married her predeceased husband George Galanis in 1955. They shared 48 years of marriage and raised 3 children in West Harrison, N.Y. Cleo and George spent much of their retired lives traveling, enjoying entertainment and a good place to dine.
Cleo lived with her son James and daughter Elaine. She spent much of her time indulging in the art of Greek cooking and culture. She enjoyed Greek music and old TV shows.
Cleo was honest, bold, witty and tough! She had a wealth of knowledge and was never at a loss to make a point or give advice, solicited or not. She had a passion for card games and foreign languages as she could speak many.
Most importantly, she was the epitome of a mother’s love of family and tradition. She touched our lives and will always be remembered forever in our hearts!
She is survived by her loving children Elaine Galanis, James Galanis and Paul Galanis (Linda Galanis) and grandchildren Troy Galanis, Alyssa Galanis and great grandchild Jaxson Colbert.

Visitation will be Wednesday October 14 from 5:00-8:00pm
Funeral service will be held on Thursday October 15 at 12:00pm at Rose Hill Memorial Park 101 Mill St. Putnam Valley, NY

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
    491 Mamaroneck Ave.
    White Plains, New York
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    Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 |
    Heritage Chapel
    100 Mill St.
    Putnam Valley, NY
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    Thursday, October 15th, 2020
  • Interment

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 |
    Rose Hills Memorial Park
    101 Mill Street
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    Thursday, October 15th, 2020

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Irene Benedetto

Elaine, Jimmy and Paul,
Sorry for your loss. Cleo was a good neighbor and friend.
Frank and Irene Benedetto
Comment | Posted at 08:32pm via Condolence

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