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Obituary - M.E. (Carol) Gallicchio

M.E. (Carol) Gallicchio

Date of Passing: January 17th, 2010

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M.E. (Carol) Gallicchio, "29 and holding", of Marcy, a devoted and loving Nana to all who knew her, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010, after a lengthy illness, at Faxton-St. Luke''s Healthcare Center, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Mount Carmel, IL, the daughter of the late Walter and Hannah Adams Campbell and was educated in Mount Carmel schools. She married the love of her life Dan J. Gallicchio in 1967 in Las Vegas, NV. After a loving union of 24 years, he predeceased her in 1991. Along with her husband, Mrs. Gallicchio owned and operated Gallicchio Bowling Supply in Utica and Gallicchio International in Marcy. She was a parishioner of Mt. Mark''s Church in North Utica. Carol enjoyed a full and active life tending to her lawn and gardens, and especially cooking and baking for all her grandchildren and Angel Babies ( great granddaughters). Thanks to Barefoot Contessa, cupcakes became a specialty of hers. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Dumas of Syracuse; three grandchildren and their spouses, David and Cindy Hawkes of TN, Dan and Tricia Hawkes of Marcy and Dawn and Jim Cheyne of Marcy; four great grandchildren, Ashley, Kyleigh, Emily and Sydney; a sister, Roberta McKenzie of IL; a brother, Dale Campbell of IL; her special "adoptive" families, the Ferguson''s of Utica, the Sergott''s of Marcy, the Preuss''s of Syracuse and the Keller''s of MI; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Friday at 11 am at the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford, with Rev. Lucian Urbaniak officiating. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday evening from 6-8. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to The Pines at Utica and the entire staff of Faxton-St. Luke''s Healthcare Center for all their exceptional care and compassion.


Dan & Family ~ So sorry to hear of Carol's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy. We will keep you in our prayers.
Tom & Annette Bick

Very sorry to read of the passing of your dear loved one. It seems that life is such a precious gift and yet so short-lived for the time we exist. The bible has comfort and encouragment for you and yours. God holds out a wonderful hope for all those in the grave. At John 11:25 Jesus said " I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE. HE THAT EXERCIES FAITH IN ME EVEN THOUGH HE DIES, WILL COME TO LIFE," There are nine accounts in the bible of ones who were resurrected. That should strentgthened our faith that God can bring back to life the billions of dead people he holds within his perfect memory. (John 5-28,29) What a blessed reason to hope in God! We all have been the gift of ur memories. When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory turns into a treasure that will bring great joy. Continue to lean on Jehovah God for the strength you need at this sad time. (Psalms 83-18) Agape M.L.Hurt

Our deepest sympathies to Dan, Trisha, the girls and the entire family for your loss....our prayers and thoughts are with you.