Dorothy R GalicaAugust 30, 1930 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 86)
Dorothy “Dolly” R. Galica, 86, of East Hampton, died Saturday May 20, 2017 at home with her family by her side. Dolly was born August 30, 1930 in Middletown, daughter of the late Reynold and Ethel Mae Coy. Dolly grew up in East Hampton. She graduated in the Class of 1948 along with the late Governor William (Bill) O’Neill. Dolly is survived by her daughters; Cheryl (John) Zabiski of Portland, Elaine Smith of Meriden, Judy (Thomas Sr.) Flemke of East Hampton, her grandchildren; Robert Shackett, Tammy Perry, Tina (Matthew) Lanzi, Thomas (Marcy) Flemke Jr., Melissa (Orlando) Poventud, Kimberly (Michael) Caccamo, John (Amanda) Zabiski III; great grandchildren Patrick, Joshua, Kimberly, Katrina, Ashley, Talia, Madeline, Alexis, Ayana, Katelyn, Emma, Salem, Dale, Ethan, Natalie, Giovanni; Donavan, and one great-great grandchild Logan. She is also survived by her niece Kathleen Labbadia and newphews Dr. Lewis (Maureen) Labbadia and Carl Labbadia. In addition to her parents, Dolly was predeceased by her sister Mildred Labbadia, and her two very special 4-legged “babies”, Mischa and Buffy. Dolly also leaves several beloved Galica family members throughout the country.
Funeral services will be held Thursday May 25th at 11:00am at Spencers Funeral Home, 112 Main Street, East Hampton. Calling hours will be Wednesday May 24th from 5-8pm. Spencer Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. Special thanks to the staff of Middlesex Hospice, and Dr. Good, Dr. Kvam, Dr. Pace, and Dr. Tally. Also, ProHealth nurse Peggy. Those who wish may send memorial contributions in Dolly’s name to the Office of Development Shriners Hospitals for Children 2900 Rocky Point Drive Tampa FL 33607 or to Middlesex Hospital Hospice Unit c/o Middlesex Hospital Dept. of Philanthropy 55 Crescent St. Middletown, CT 06457.On behalf of Dolly, her grandchildren would also like to offer a final “Tack så Mycket” to their mothers, Cherie and Judy, for the extra love and care they gave to Grammy in her final weeks at home. To leave online condolences please visit www.spencerfuneralhomeinc.com.