Susan Maureen Galley

Susan Maureen Galley

FORESTVILLE — Susan Maureen (Powalski) Galley, 72, passed in peace Wednesday, January 8th, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Buffalo, on February 16, 1947, the daughter of the late Richard and Marjorie (Biscup) Powalski.

Susan worked as a Director of Faith Formation at Holy Trinity RC Church, Dunkirk. In addition to serving numerous roles in her church and in healthcare, Susan loved crocheting blankets for her family, needle point and reading. She had a passion for education, pursuing many degrees throughout her life with her ultimate achievement obtaining a Masters of Theology. Susan spent countless hours sharing her love of God by educating children and by her active involvement in the church community. She was also a Religious Counselor for the Boy Scouts.

Survivors include the love of her life and her devoted husband of 50 years, John W. Galley, Jr., whom she married on May 31, 1969. She was the beloved mother of John (Cecelia) Galley, Amy (William) Heller, Brett (Kathryn) Galley, Scott (Jennifer) Galley, Tamara (John) Benedetti, Keith (Erin) Galley, Adam (Dalia) Galley and Mathieu (Erin) Galley. She was an adoring grandmother to twelve grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by an infant son Keith Christopher Galley and a brother Mark Powalski.

Friends are welcome to call at the Gathering Room in St. Joseph RC Church, 145 East Main Street, Fredonia on Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., from where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon, with Rev. Joseph Walter and Rev. Ray Donahue officiating.

The family suggests memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, NY NY 10019.

Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.