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Dorothy (Smerglinolo) Gallant

March 28, 1939 September 30, 2015
Dorothy (Smerglinolo) Gallant
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Obituary for Dorothy (Smerglinolo) Gallant

Dorothy (Smerglinolo) Gallant, age 76, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Joseph Gallant, Sr., passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in CT Hospice, Branford, surrounded by her loving children after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Mrs. Gallant was born in Bridgeport March 28, 1939, daughter of the late Frederick and Dorothy Smith Smerglinolo and had been a lifetime area resident.

Dorothy married the love of her life in 1956 and was a devoted wife. They shared a love like no other. Prior to her illness, Dorothy devoted her life to her family. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and an occasional trip to the casino. She had a love for music and could usually be found singing and dancing in the kitchen.

She will be sorely missed by her four devoted children, Joseph Gallant Jr. of Waterbury, Christopher Gallant and his wife Megan of Stratford, Kimberly Romano and her husband Craig Sr. of Stratford, and Cynthia Lucas of Milford; eight cherished grandchildren, Leanne Ready and her husband Christopher, Craig Romano Jr., Amy Romano, Ashley Chapman and her husband Michael, Michael Lucas, Madison, Cody and Chase Gallant; four adored great grandchildren, Myles Robert and Nora Dorothy Ready and Landon Michael and Harper Grace Chapman, one brother Michael Smerglinolo(Gail), two sisters, Clara Messina and Helen DeNitto, in-laws Art Gallant (Gustie), Shirley Gallant and Madeline Smerglinolo, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Frederick Smerglinolo, and brothers-in-law, Jack Messina, Ralph DeNitto and Al Gallant and sister-in-law Lena Posser.

Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Bruce Roby on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly in Saint James Church, 2110 Main St, Stratford. Interment will follow in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Easton. Friends may visit with the family Monday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Connecticut Hospice nurses and staff for their loving care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to The Alzheimer's Association to the team For the Love of Dot, 200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.

For more information or to offer a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

5

Oct

5:00 PM 10/5/2015 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/5/2015 8:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

6

Oct

10:30 AM 10/6/2015 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Tuesday

6

Oct

12:00 PM 10/6/2015 12:00:00 PM
Mountain Grove Easton

1 Harvester Road
Easton, CT 06612

Mountain Grove Easton
1 Harvester Road Easton 06612 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association to the team For the Love of Dot

200 Executive Blvd. Suite 4B
Southington, CT 06489
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