DONALD JOHN GALICA

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ALBURGH — Donald John Galica, age 72 years, a resident of this area for over 30 years, died late Wednesday evening Jan. 14, 2015, in Redstone Villa with his wife, Mary Ann, at his side after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in Springfield, Mass., on June 12, 1942, he was the son of the late John and Ruth (Bremner) Galica. He attended schools in Massachusetts and on Sept. 15, 1978, was married to the former Mary Ann Avery who survives him.

Donald will be especially remembered, along with his wife, Mary Ann, as the owners and operators of the well-known Alburgh Village Store. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force during the Viet Nam Era and later served as a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard. He was also a member of the American Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 of Alburgh.

In addition to his wife, Mary Ann, of 36 years, Donald leaves his son, Kevin Galica of Wayne, Pa.; two grandchildren, Kristopher and Kate Galica; a sister, Margery Atwater and her husband, Harold, of Massachusetts; brothers-in-law, Michael Avery of Connecticut, John Avery and wife, Carrie, of Massachusetts, Kathleen Annino and husband, Chuck, of Massachusetts and Joseph Avery of Mass as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service followed by Military Honors will be held Saturday Jan. 17, 2015, at 3 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Pastor John Kehoe of the Union Bible Church will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service.

In lieu of Flowers, gifts in Donald’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495. To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.