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GALLO, Robert J. “Bob”, of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on September 6, 2017 at the age of 82. Born and raised in Boston, Bob attended Roslindale High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Boston University and also earned his Doctorate Degree in Education. Prior to his retirement, Bob had spent over 30 years as an educator and administrator in the Boston Public School system. He was a member of the Boston Teachers Union. During the busing crisis in Boston, Bob was the representative elected to testify before the Senate in Washington, DC for the education of all children. In his free time, Bob enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially spending time camping and fishing, as well as golfing and bowling. Bob was also a sports fanatic who loved to watch all his beloved Boston sports teams. A wonderful father and grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him. Bob was the husband for many years to Patricia (Belmonte) Gallo. Loving father of Valerie Gomes and her husband John of Londonderry, NH, Robert Gallo and his wife Clare of Bridgewater, Jeffrey Gallo and his wife Heather of Westborough and Stephen Gallo of Braintree. Dear “Papa” of Mackenzie, Marissa, John, Anthony, Alessandra, Michael and Nicholas. Nephew of the late Virginia Nichols and her husband Nick and Phil Cotillo and his wife Eva and cousin of Patricia Mikes and her husband Donald of Scituate. Son of the late John and Mary (Cotillo) Gallo. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 16th, at 10:00 AM in the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday, September 15th, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM. Burial in Knollwood Memorial Park, Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452.

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