Joan Fallavollita Galuna

  • Born: July 25, 1944
  • Died: June 24, 2018
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan (Fallavollita) Galuna, 73, of Stoneham, beloved wife of the late Domenic Galuna, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center. Born in Stoneham, she is the loving daughter of the late Albert and Vera (Maffeo) Fallavollita.

Joan grew up in Stoneham and was a graduate of Stoneham High School. For many years, Joan operated Rig A Tony's Italian Take Out in Derry, New Hampshire with her daughter Lisa. Joan will be remembered by her love for her family.

Joan is the devoted Mother of Stephen Galuna and his wife Maria and Lisa Galuna – DeSisto. Cherished grandmother of Stephen Galuna, Jr. and his fiancé Anna Maria, Anthony Domenic DeSisto, Robbie Dutton, Derek Dutton, Brendan Dutton, Mikey Dutton and Jack Fortune. Great grandmother of Sophia Maria Galuna. Loving sister of Albert Fallavollita and his wife Rita and Theresa Steele and her late husband Richard. She is the sister-in-law of Stella Sawyer and her husband Buzz, along with aunt to many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass Celebrating Joan's Eternal Life will be held at Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central St., Stoneham on Wednesday, June 27th at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

Please consider making donations in Joan's Memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline, Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Lisa and family, my heart breaks for you. Joanie was larger than life and a blessing to all who had the joy and privilege of knowing her. She will live on in
my heart, prayers, and memories. A true one of a kind who will be be greatly missed.

Posted by Lisa Bono - NH - Family Friend   June 27, 2018

Joan; I remember your loving and friendly heart in Stoneham High School with your wonderful energy and time for all.
My memories of your friendship , smile, heart and energy shall last a lifetime.

Rest in peace my beautiful Friend.
Frank ' Lefty' Pignone xo

Posted by Frank Pignone - Stoneham, MA - Friend   June 27, 2018

Joan Galuna always opened her house and put up with all our shenanigans growing up. You definitely knew you were loved (& well fed). She will be missed. But her recipes and fond memories will live on. xo jeannine smallcomb

Posted by jeannine studer - Huntington Beach, CA - Family Friend   June 26, 2018

Steve and family,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wayne and Karen Kearney

Posted by Wayne and Karen Kearney - Stoneham, MA - Family Friend   June 26, 2018

Lisa and family, we are sorry to hear of your mothers passing. You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

Posted by Scott and Lisa Barbera and family - Hampton, NH - Friend   June 25, 2018