James T. Gallella - Cumberland

James T. Gallella - Cumberland

James T. Gallella, 77, of Angell Road passed away Sunday, June 2 at The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Frances (Malloy) Gallella.

Born in Stoneham, Mass., he was the son of the late Joseph and Anne (Hastings) Gallella. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.

Mr. Gallella was a communicant of the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road in Cumberland. Jim was the owner and operator of Gallella's Barber Shop in the Berkeley section of Cumberland.

He was a former volunteer of the Ashton Fire Department and a member of the Dennis Pines and Dennis Highlands Golf Association.

Besides his wife he leaves his daughters, Beth McIntyre of Cumberland and Corey Axelson of Cohesset, Mass.; his twin sister, Rita O'Melia of Stoneham, Mass.; five grandchildren, Casey and Jamey McIntyre and Dylanne, Mackenzie and Danny Axelson; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was the father of the late James “Jay” Gallella and brother of the late Joseph Gallella.

A celebration of his life will be held Thursday from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland, with Visiting Hours from 9-10:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. in the Historic St. Joseph Church, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Mendon Road, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Rhode Island Brain and Spine Tumor Foundation, 118 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905.
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