Obituary of Alice E. (Kelley) Galambos

ALICE E. (KELLEY) GALAMBOS - proud resident of Winchester, Monday, October 16th, at ninety-eight years of age. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Galambos. Loving mother of Paul Galambos, his wife Patricia of Pepperell, and the late Andrew and Kathleen Galambos. Cherished Nana of Kelly Dawn Delmore, her husband Arthur McCann of Lowell, Matthew Galambos, his fiancé Kimberly Scantlebury of Merrimack, N.H, Michael Galambos, his wife Kirsten of Tewksbury, great-grandchildren Cody and Sean Collins, Cheyenne Galambos and great-great-grandchild Katen Marie Willis. A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 10 a.m in the Wildwood Cemetery, 34 Palmer St, Winchester. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home,263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 19th from 9-9:45 a.m prior to the Graveside Service.

OBITUARY

Alice E. (Kelley) Galambos, a proud, long-time resident of Winchester, passed away on Monday, October 16th with her loving family by her side. The beloved wife of the late Andrew Galambos, she was ninety-eight years of age.

Born and raised in Somerville, Alice was an only child of the late Patrick J. and Sarah ( Loughran) Kelley. After graduating high school, Alice received her associate’s degree in finishing school at the Chandler School in 1938.

During World War II, Alice met the love of her life Andrew Galambos who was a crew member of an aircraft carrier during that time. They dated for a few years before marrying and moved to Winchester where Alice proudly became a homemaker. She brought three children into the world, Paul, Andrew and Kathleen. Through the years, Alice loved doing many things with her family, especially traveling with Andrew to New Jersey to visit her in-laws.

Alice was proud of many things, especially being both a mother and a Nana. She adored all of her grandchildren and was a huge part of their lives, particularly her oldest granddaughter Kelly. Along with Andrew, she raised Kelly from early childhood and was a loving and proud mother figure to her. Her family also included two dogs who she absolutely adored, Bijou and Alex.

Alice, being the proud person that she was, passionately embraced her Irish heritage. She would attend all the Irish festivities in the surrounding areas had to offer and would dance her heart out at the events when she could. St. Patrick’s Day was a bigger holiday to her than Christmas. Holidays were always special to Alice as she would make her big meals and have everyone over to her house.

The town of Winchester had a special place in Alice’s heart. She was a historian in her own right as she knew everything about the town and its people who lived there. She loved talking to anyone about the town.

A woman very passionate about politics, she was extremely interested in current events and kept up to date on everything through her favorite news channels CNN and NECN. She was a huge admirer of President Obama and had a signed happy birthday card to her from the White House on her ninety-seventh birthday.

Alice will always be remembered for her very sweet personality. She was intrigued with all walks of life and people were intrigued with her as well. A strong woman who believed in others, she was an advocate for the underdog.

Sadly, in addition to her husband and parents, Alice was predeceased by her children Andrew and Kathleen Galambos.

Alice is lovingly survived by her children Paul Galambos, his wife Patricia of Pepperell. Cherished Nana of Kelly Dawn Delmore, her husband Arthur McCann of Lowell, Matthew Galambos, his fiancé Kimberly Scantlebury of Merrimack N.H, Michael Galambos, his wife Kirsten of Tewksbury, great-grandchildren Cody and Sean Collins, Cheyenne Galambos and great-great-grandchild Katen Marie Willis.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 10 a.m in the Wildwood Cemetery, 34 Palmer St, Winchester. Family and friends are respectfully invited to calling hours in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home,263 Main Street, Woburn on Thursday, October 19th from 9-9:45 a.m prior to the Graveside Service.