Shrewsbury – Carole Marie (Girard) Galli, 83, died on Feb. 18, 2021, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. She was born on April 30, 1937 in Worcester, to William and Grace (Gallo) Girard. She was one of three daughters.
Carole graduated from St. Stephen’s High School in Worcester, received a Bachelor of Science from Framingham State College, a Master’s degree from Worcester State College, and was a teacher in the Worcester Public Schools for 10 years.
Carole was a member of Christ the King Church from 1937-1966. She was married in 1966. She lived in Shrewsbury since 1970 and was a member of St. Mary of the Hills Catholic Church in Boylston.
After raising her own children, she was a nanny for her beloved nephew, Stephen; nieces Cara and Gina; and several other families over 22 years. She was often referred to as “Auntie Carole” by all of the children in the neighborhood. Some of her favorite times were visiting with her grandchildren and going out to lunch with her friends and family.
Carole loved to host family dinners, holidays and cookouts in the summer. She loved to decorate her home, to sew, garden, go antiquing and refinish furniture. She also enjoyed visiting her nieces and family on the Cape.
Carole is survived by her sons, Christopher Galli and partner Linda Goodrich of Holden and William Galli and partner Wendy Ricci of Shrewsbury; her daughter, Marie-Elena Sasse and her husband Craig of Franklin; and grandsons, Ian and David Sasse and Joey Galli. She also leaves behind a sister, Elena Bresnahan of Shrewsbury, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Sr. Geraldine Girard, and former husband Hugo Galli.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours at the Chiampa Funeral Home ~ 5 Church Road, On the Common, Shrewsbury Center, on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross St., Boylston. Interment will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, all attendees are kindly asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while at the funeral home, church and cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carole’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To view Carole’s online tribute, share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.chiampafuneralhome.com.