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Albert J. Gallarelli

December 17th, 2021

Albert J. Gallarelli, “Al”, age 91, of Wilmington, formerly a long-time resident of Charlestown and a true “Townie” at heart, passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2021.

Al was the beloved husband of the late Cynthia M. (Enos) Gallarelli, devoted father of Boston Police Dept. Sgt./Detective Joseph Gallarelli & his partner Julie Hartshorn of Wilmington and Mary Jo Brown & her husband Frank of Tewksbury. Loving “Snuffy” to his grandchildren Meaghann Merejildo & her husband Eliecer, Caitlin Andrews & her husband Kevin, Alyssa Gallarelli & her partner Lauren Zablocki, Angelina Gallarelli, Melissa Brown, Maxwell Brown and Great-Grandchildren Eveline and Elijah Merejildo. Cherished son of the late James and Josephine (Pingiaro) Gallarelli; Al was the last of six siblings to pass and is survived by his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Monday, December 20th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Al will take place on Tuesday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, followed by his interment with Military Honors at Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington.

Al proudly served as a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard.

He was the Past Grand Knight and Fourth Degree member of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Fr. Croke Council #4982. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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6 Entries in Guest Book for “Albert J. Gallarelli”

  1. Sandra Stopyra says:

    MJ my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family I know from what Joe said He’s quite happy now that he’s with your mother

  2. Kevin Doherty says:

    To Al’s family,
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. He loved his family and served his country.
    He was a good and honest man. May he RIP

  3. Debbie says:

    Cousin Al was a sweet man. My condolences to Joe, Maryjo and their families.

  4. Bob & Pat Kelly says:

    Joe and family…..

    Our condolences for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace.

    Bob & Pat Kelly

  5. Diane McGovern says:

    Joe and family, So sorry for your loss. How blessed you all were to have him in your lives.

  6. Mary K. says:

    MJ. Thinking of you anf sending you a big hug

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