October 23, 1956 ~ November 13, 2021

Born in: Florence, Italy
Resided in: Rocky Point, NY

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Pasquale Gallo was born in Florence, Italy, raised in Astoria Queens and moved out to Rocky Point after spending many summers as a child with his family in the quaint north shore town. He was a proud member of Rocky Point High School’s first graduating class receiving his diploma in 1975. Dedicated to the community in which he grew-up in, he raised his children Nicholas, Michael and Lisa Marie in Rocky Point with their mother Joan and passed along his passion for food, sports and family.

Pat had a flare for the culinary arts, his stove always simmering with a pot of sauce and his table filled with the people he loved. An accomplished athlete, Pat received an invitation by the New York Mets to attend tryout camp and is immortalized in the halls of Rocky Point High School in their athletic hall of fame along with his sons Nicholas and Michael. He was an avid sports fan, cheering and jeering at his favorite teams – the Rangers, Jets, Yankees, and Italy’s national soccer squad.

Pat passed his love of athletics onto his children and grandchildren, serving as their coach, mentor and biggest fan. He found peace in life’s simple joys – fishing on an old pier, sitting quietly on the beach’s shore, jamming to classic tunes, attending concerts, traveling the country and always in the works of his personal hero, Elvis. North Carolina was a second home for Pat, he lived there for a time and enjoyed it immensely with plans to return there with the love of his life Diana, his wife, best friend, caretaker and rock. A charismatic man and life of the party, he attracted people with his humor and warm personality. Equipped with the gift of gab he knew how to use it. This blend of personality traits made him the perfect bartender, car salesman and security guard.

Pat loved his children, step children and son and daughter in laws deeply and absolutely adored his grandchildren. They all brought him so much joy with their laughter, smiles, stories and hugs, these which inspired him to fight when illness brought pain. He was so special to everyone and a man of many names…Pasquale, Pat, Patty, P. Diddy, Squalies. Best of all he was Nonno, Papa Squals and Papoo to all of his beautiful grandchildren! He was the most loving, caring and fun grandfather who left a mark on each of their little hearts, the memories will live forever. His faith and trust in God got him through tough years and gave him strength through illness. It was time for God to call him home, no more suffering, no more pain. He’s our angel now. Rest peacefully, we love you.

 

Services

Visitation: November 18, 2021 4:00 - 8:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


Service: November 18, 2021 7:00 pm

Branch Funeral Home of Miller Place
551 Route 25A
MILLER PLACE, NY 11764


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  1. candleAbout a month ago my beautiful uncle was FaceTiming my mom as she was holding my baby son so that they could see one another. In the background I told uncle Pat that I loved him but I didn’t want him to see me because my hair was in a messy, several day old bun and I had on my bathrobe that the baby likes to wipe his food on…my uncle Pat didn’t care that I was a mess and decided to pull his dentures out with a big smile on the camera and said, “hey, Maria look!! I don’t have my teethe it!”…we looked at each other over FaceTime and couldn’t help but laugh together and enjoy the moment. My uncle was truly a beautiful human being and the world is now a bit less brighter. I know that you are resting easily now and I know that Nona must have been waiting for you. I love you, uncle Pat and tell Nona I love and miss her too.

  2. The one and only Squalies,
    You will truly be missed. We all loved you so much. You were such an amazing grandfather to our boys and we will always have a special place in our hearts for you. Gone way too soon, but we know you are finally able to rest. Keep watching over them for us. We told them to look for signs, so always send them! You will never be forgotten. Love you always.

  3. candleLove you all so much. Always here for you.

    Dad/ Nonno loved all of you beyond measure and unconditionally. He’s at the beginning of every rainbow and at the kitchen table every morning for coffee, and forever your guardian angel.

  4. We are praying for all of you! We cherish our memories of all the fun times with Pat.
    Love, Alan, Jen & Hannah

  5. I know your family misses you so much but the rainbow over Lisa and Jeremy’s house on Saturday was a sure sign that you are at peace and will be watching over your family💔

  6. My deepest condolences to Pat’s
    loving family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I have only seen Pat occasionally through the years, I have never forgotten the beautiful childhood years that we spent together. I cherish those memories and Pat will always have a special place in my heart.💔

  7. candleTo say that my family misses you is an understatement. Lisa, myself, and the girls love you very much. We will miss all the times we spent together. From cooking to bbqing and everything in between we always had great times. I’ll keep it our little secret that I taught you how to run the “barbi.” I’m glad that you and Diana got to live with us at the end of a great life. It was such a gift to my girls that will never be forgotten. I will always take care of your “baby.” Love ya squalls

  8. The residents in the community of Windemere Pond, wish to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Pat Gallo, a
    man who always had a smile 😊 and kind words
    for all. Pasquale you will be missed by us all !!! 😞
    Rest in peace my friend.
    🙏🙏🙏

  9. candleSquales 💔 I didn’t get to see you often but when I did , I was always met with the biggest smile and warmest hug. We had our inside joke that just somehow never got old . We never did get to have our Rotisserie dinner together but we will definitely have one soon in your honor . We will set it and forget it . We will keep the veggies piping hot . All of the things from the infomercial! Keeping your beautiful family in my prayers as they grieve the great loss of you . Rest In Peace Squales 💔

  10. candleSquales 💔 I didn’t get to see you often but when I did , I was always met with the biggest smile and warmest hug. We had our inside joke that just somehow never got old . We never did get to have our Rotisserie dinner together but we will definitely have one soon in your honor . We will set it and forget it . We will keep the veggies piping hot . All of the things from the infomercial! Keeping your beautiful family in my prayers as they grieve the great loss of you . Rest In Peace Squales 💔

  11. Love and sympathies from all the Wagenhauser family. We so loved Pat and will miss him, but will cherish memories of our NC beach trips, cookouts with horseshoe tournaments, and watching soccer and football together! He fought so hard for so long and I praise God for his healing and peace. I will see you again my friend!

  12. When you speak of him, speak not with tears, for thoughts of him should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for his life was rich because of all of you. May you Rest In Peace. My thoughts are prayers are with you all through this difficult time.

    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

  13. Diana & family, I’m so sorry to hear about Pat, our deepest condolences. Praying for strength and peace during this sad time.
    Love, Mary & Randy

  14. candleSqualls and his family took me under their wings and accepted me as a fourth child in their home, something I am forever proud and grateful to say. We went to sporting events every weekend, you name it. He even took me to my first NHL hockey game at MSG, Rangers vs North Stars. Pat’s smirk/smile/laugh when he found something amusing will forever be ingrained in my memory. Thanks for a great childhood Mr. Gallo, you will be missed and never forgotten! Love ya!

  15. There are really no words, I thank God you are at peace I pray to God that your children and grandchildren remember all the beautiful memories they have of you. Diana remember all the memories you bot made through the years. Pat and I always got into trouble because we were always clowns and that is the memorie I will remember Rest in peace my friend.

  16. candleMr. Gallo,
    You were always so happy to see me whenever I was around. From the second I walked into your home you treated me like part of your family and that will never be forgotten, and I will always pay that forward to people I meet throughout my life. That kindness and warmth was not lost on me and you always made me feel at home. You raised a beautiful family and they are all now raising their own beautiful families. I know you’ll watch over them from Heaven. I’ll never forget when you took me to my first Jets game. They were playing the Cardinals and we saw Curtis Martin driving into the game on the way in. You also let me drive that maroon Dodge van back from Handy Pantry one night while you guys were having a party like the day I got my learners permit and you made me promise to always be careful when I had Michael and his friends in the car. I never broke that promise to you Mr. Gallo. I’ll never forget you. May you Rest In Peace.

  17. candleMy heart is broken, Pasquals. I can’t even fathom words to say because it doesn’t feel real that this is happening today. Growing up you’ve been my coach, a fan and huge supporter of all our sports, and a father figure to me. So many memories keep popping up in my head whether in Rocky Point, North Carolina, or Long Beach and I wish we all had one last holiday together cracking up like we do. I know I have to be strong for my mom, for Lisa Marie and the entire family…it’s just so hard knowing you won’t be there. You have been more than a step father to me, your my moms best friend, and now an angel for us all, always. I wish I could watch one more ranger game with you, listen to you yell at Lee and I, and hear your laugh one more time. Until we meet again Pasquina, Diddy, Squals, Squallies…the list will go on <3 love you 🕊

  18. Dearest Pat, I am so saddened to hear you have left us. I know you have gone through so much these past years, but still, I wish you were here with us. Love to you and prayers for your peace fir eternity. We will all watch out for Diana. Condolences to your children, grandchildren, loved children. With Love, Bird

  19. candleWe love you, Pat. We are comforted that you will always be with your family and in their hearts and that you are out of pain. Love, Moriah and Ken

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