MECHANICVILLE - Anna “Annie” Peluso Galerie, 87, a lifelong resident of Mechanicville, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan 18th at the home of her son.
A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, Annie was born on July 9, 1935, to Rocco and Apollonia (DeSanta) Peluso, the youngest of 11 children. Annie was a 1952 graduate of MHS. After school, she began working in the teletype office of the NYS Dept. of Corrections, where she met her future husband, Francis A. “Frank” Galerie, who were married on February 4, 1956. After several years of being a stay-at-home Mom, Annie returned to work at the Grand Union Company and then Mechanicville Industries (Korell) until the company’s closing. She then returned to work for the NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance, until her retirement .
After retirement, Annie and Frank were fixtures at the Mechanicville Golf Course and the Racino, but, mostly enjoyed spending their time with their children and grandchildren. After Frank’s passing in 2013, Annie remained active with her lifelong friends with their all-day poker games, trips to the Racino and Rivers and “going out with the girls”.
Annie enjoyed nothing more than cooking for her family and friends. Rarely was her immaculate home empty. Whether family dinners (1:00 sharp), making dinner for her friends or Tuesday fried dough after church, she enjoyed every minute. Annie was a devout parishioner of All Saints on the Hudson, and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She was a former member of the Mechanicville Golf Course and played in two bocce ball leagues.
In addition to her husband and parents, Annie was pre-deceased by her Son-in-Law, Edward Coon and great granddaughter, Brinley-Rose Galerie. Annie was also pre-deceased by her brothers, Ralph, Michael, Rocco, Mike, John and Vincent and sisters, Carmella Taglione, Mary Peluso and Antonette Simpson.
Annie is survived by her son, Francis (Patty) Galerie of Malta, daughter Annette Coon of Mechanicville, grandchildren Frank (Brittany) Galerie, Ashley Arpey, Edward and Nicholas (Amy ) Coon and great grandchildren, Hunter Arpey, Ariah, Braylee and Bailen Galerie and Taylor, Jace and Sadie Coon. She is also survived by her brother, Louis A. Peluso, sister-in-law Jane Peluso and lifelong childhood friends, Phyllis Rocco, Ann Reilly and Angie Fusco, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan 26th at 9 AM at All Saints on Hudson Church (St. Paul’s), 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville. Calling Hours are Wednesday at the No. Main St Church from 4-7 PM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Feast of Assumption Celebration Committee, a holiday that Annie looked forward to, every year.