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Edith M. GallowayOctober 2, 2017
Edith Marion ( Rotondo) Galloway successfully completed her life on October 2nd while residing at Methuen Village in Methuen, Ma. Born March 27, 1930 to Ernest and Alice Rotondo, she attended Searles High School where she was queen of her senior class. Edith married Thomas Galloway, also a Methuen native, on October 1, 1950. Tom predeceased her 8 years ago. They raised five children who survive her, Scott and his spouse, Rick Stanley, Bruce and his wife Sandy Minor, Tim and his wife Ellie, Alice and her spouse, Mary Washburn, Jane Coletta and her husband, David, six grandchildren, Michael, Ian, Sherry, Abby, Sasha and Tim and numerous great grandchildren. Edith is also leaves her sister in law, Nancy Merrill and several nieces and cousins. Edith and Tom successfully ran the Galloway Oil Company and Galloway’s Grocerette on Pelham St. in Methuen for 40 years and then retired to Long Lake in Naples, Maine for the last 31 years of their life together. They spent many happy summers at Sebago Lake State Park camping with a host of Canadian and American friends who became the Sebago Lake Skinny Dippers Association and who maintained lifelong friendships with one another. Edith was known for her wicked sense of humor, her love of travel and interior decorating and for being the scariest witch at Halloween! The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff at Methuen Village, especially the Memory Support Neighborhood for their loving attention and for recognizing and enjoying Edith’s funny and engaging personality despite her dementia. Thank you to everyone at Compassionate Care Hospice for providing such exceptional personal service for the last ten months. A very special thank you is given to caregiver Alex Rodriguez, who took Edith into his heart and lovingly cared for her in her final months. A family and friends reception will be held at a later date.
Services will be private. Arrangements are by The Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. To leave an online condolence, please go to www.dewhirstfuneral.com.