Letizia Brandolini Galvin age 92 of St. James, New York died on May 25th, 2014 after living a full, loving and wonderful life. Born on September 26, 1921 in Castellamare DiStabia, Italy to Francesco and Maria Brandolini, she was the 9th of 10 children; married Frank P. Galvin Jr. in 1942 and came to the USA as a war bride. She was a master of the Romance Languages, and was employed by the NYC Court System, reputed to be one of their most efficient and valuable translators. Her residences included Woodside, NY, Bradenton, FLA and St. James, NY. A talented singer, dancer, and artist, she was a lover of the arts, nature and the seaside as well as a devoted follower of her faith. Her biggest delight was her ever-growing family that spanned 4 generations during her lifetime. She was smart, quirky, interested and interesting, spunky, inquisitive, and humorous. She had a healthy dose of strength and a will of steel that kept her family going for decades. She is survived by her children: Robert, Marie, Thomas and Theresa; their spouses Maria, Wayne, Kathy and Lisa; her grandchildren: Tracy, Robert, Kim, Jennifer, Joseph, Michelle, Maria, Lori, Wayne, Katie, Elizabeth, Thomas, William and her great-grandchildren Tyler, Ashley, Samantha, Drew, Brendon, Joseph, James, Brea, Mackalya, Wayne, Eian, JJ and Jack; as well as many nephews & nieces both in NJ and in Italy, with friends far and wide. In lieu of flowers Please consider making a donation to the Maryknoll Missionaries, as our mother was an ardent supporter of the Missionaries' work and especially that of our family member Fr. Bill Galvin: Checks payable to:Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers/ Works of Fr. Bill Galvin55 Ryder Rd, Ossining, NY 10562Alternate donation: Letizia also enjoyed nature and had many happy times & celebrations with family and friends at the Sweetbriar Nature Center where she was a member and became a frequent & welcome guest as well as part of the Sweetbriar family at largeChecks payable to:Sweetbriar Nature Center62 Eckernkamp Dr.Smithtown, NY 11787631-979-6344 (A fund in Letizia's name will be created)

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  1. Mom: “If I knew that today would be the last time I’d see you, I would hug you tight and pray the Lord be the keeper of your soul. If I knew that this would be the last time you pass through this door, I’d embrace you, kiss you, and call you back for one more. If I knew that this would be the last time I would hear your voice, I’d take hold of each word to be able to hear it over and over again. If I knew this is the last time I see you, I’d tell you I love you, and would not just assume foolishly you know it already.� ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

  2. Dear Letizia,I will miss so many things, including your warmth, wit, humor, creativity, and most of all, your love.I will do my best to take care of Terry.Love,Lisa

  3. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Galvin, but knowing her daughter Theresa, I know what a wonderful she must have been. Deep condolences to the family of this sad occasion. May Leticiza RIP!

  4. Although I never met you, Letiizia, from what your wonderful daughter, Theresa shared, I see you to be such a giving, loving, beautiful soul. Godspeed and may the road rise up to meet you . Love to your beautiful family. May you Rest in Peace. <3

  5. Letizia,You were a beautiful person, and an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing you. You leave behind so many treasured memories, and a beautiful family who loved you so, and learned so much from you. May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace. Love,Diane

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