Prattsburgh: January 22, 2018 at age 74.
Prattsburgh: January 22, 2018 at age 74. Predeceased by her husband Salvatore Galletta, parents Ralph & Edith Spiller, and step-son Gary Galletta. Survived by daughters; Angela (David) Blood, Cara (Eric) Riesdorph, and Jennifer (Corey) Hawkey; step-daughters; Melanie Galletta and Carol (Robert) Schneider; daughter-in-law Mary Galletta; granddaughter Leah Blood; 7 step grandchildren and 8 step great grandchildren. Also survived by brothers Edward (Carolyn) Spiller and Robert (Christine) Spiller, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends especially Lucille McHugh, Robin (Andrew) Nistock, and Julie Lovejoy (Todd “Red” Rhodes.)
Diane spent most of her life on Long Island, growing up in Elmont and pursuing her education and career, earning a Masters degree in education. Later she raised her family in Massapequa. She was a devoted wife and mother, raising her three daughters while taking care of her husband during illness. She was an elementary school music teacher, and enjoyed arranging chorus concerts for the school children. After her retirement, she moved to Prattsburgh, New York to the area she had always loved; often on trips upstate she would call out for everyone to “appreciate the scenery!”
She loved music, and often attended local concerts and recitals. She loved all animals, but especially her horses, cats and dogs, and enjoyed volunteering at the SPCA. She enjoyed taking family vacations with children and grandchildren. She loved going to craft fairs, bake sales, library sales (often later donating back all the items she bought), playing cards, putting together puzzles, and seeing movies.
She was selfless, loving, and incredibly generous to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her as mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend.
Friends called on Thursday, January 25th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 8624 Main Street (Rte 20A), Honeoye, NY where Diane’s Funeral Service was held on Friday, January 26th, at 11am. Burial Canadice Hill Cemetery, Canadice, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Finger Lakes SPCA, 72 Cameron Street, Bath, NY 14810 or visit their website https://fingerlakesspca.org. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com