Ludlow- Garry W. Gallo, 62, of Ludlow, MA, passed away peacefully at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield on May 18th 2021 after a short illness surrounded by his family. Garry was born February 11, 1959 in Springfield Ma. to the late Franklin W. Gallo and Dorothy L. Pease of Monson MA. He was a graduate of Pathfinder Regional.
Garry was a former Correctional Officer at the Hampden County Sheriff's Dept for 20 years. Before that he was a driver for Peter Pan Bus Lines and prior to that he worked at the Monson Developmental Center in Monson. Garry excelled at whatever he put his mind to. He was a body builder and reached the level of 3rd Dan in Hapkido and also instructed in the discipline. He traveled to Korea and China during training and met Masters in the art. Garry was a self taught mechanic and could break down virtually anything, repair it and reassemble it. He had an untamed side that took him to the Appalachian Trail alone, hiking, camping and constantly testing himself against physical limits. Garry had a motorcycle since he was 16 and was a skilled rider. He laughed, challenged, helped, encouraged, grew, explored, loved, respected, charmed, admired, praised, indulged, gave and most of all shared. Shared what he had to offer any day, any time and anywhere. If you needed him he was there.
Garry leaves behind 3 siblings; a brother, Derek Gallo of Middlefield, MA and his wife Patricia; a brother, Deane Gallo of Monson and his wife Kelly; a sister, Donna Slozak of Monson and her husband David. He also leaves three nieces, Nicole Mills of Olympia, Washington, Andrea Hall of Huntington Beach, CA and Molly Gallo of Monson and a nephew, Kurtis Gallo of East Falmouth MA.
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