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Francis J. "Frank" Galligani

November 6, 1938 ~ October 14, 2020 (age 81)

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DANVERS – Mr. Francis J. “Frank” Galligani, 81, of Danvers, loving husband of the late Carol (Driscoll) Brennan-Galligani and the late Joan (Babcock) Galligani, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

Born and raised in Somerville, he was the son of the late Frank and Ann (Gallagher) Galligani and a graduate of Somerville High School.

Frank delighted in life and lived it to the fullest. One of his greatest joys was his work: for over 40 years he was employed by Materials Development Corporation, where he ultimately served as General Manager and for which he had great affection and pride. He also loved music and spent many happy hours at his piano. A devoted and fun-loving spouse, father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Frank will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Frank is survived by his children, Janet Galligani Casey and her husband Michael of Saratoga Springs, NY; Linda Galligani of Lynn; Steven Galligani and his wife Rebecca of Dracut; and Elaine Scaramuzzo and her husband Peter of Westford.  He also leaves two step-children, Timothy Brennan of Nahant and Kara Williams of Saugus.  Frank particularly relished his role as grandfather to his ten grandchildren: Liam and Fiona Casey, Kevin and Angelina Galligani, Chiara, Adam and Francesca Scaramuzzo, Christopher and Casey Brennan, and Devin Williams.  He is also survived by his brothers, David and Thomas Galligani; his beloved sister-in-law, Elaine Malmquist; and several close nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Brightview Senior Living in Danvers, who provided Frank in his last few months with excellent care and sincere friendship. 

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s visitation which will be held in the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (Rte. 62) Danvers on Sunday, October 18th from 2 to 5 P.M. All other services are private. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, the Spiritual Care Services Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, or the Greater Boston Food Bank. Sharing written remembrances and condolences during this time will be essential in helping Frank’s family reminisce, celebrate and heal. We encourage you to share your memories by visiting his eternal tribute at

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October 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home
167 Maple Street
Danvers, MA 01923

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