Ellen A. Galeota

Ellen A. Galeota

                WEST HARWICH – Ellen A. (Masuret) Galeota, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home on April 23, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with progressive multiple sclerosis (30 plus years). 

                Ellen was born January 2, 1942 in Boston (West Roxbury) to the late Charles and Anna (Hoban) Masuret.  She had two older brothers, C. Leo (deceased) and Donald of Palm Bay, Fla.

                Beloved wife of 53 years to Ralph Galeota, Sr. Loving mother to Ralph (Ted) Galeota, Jr., and his wife, Lisa of Sharon; Christine Brown and her husband Troy; and Julianne Hall and her husband John, all of Canton.

                Ellen was Nonni to her 3 beautiful grandchildren, Nicole and Sean Brown, and Kaitlyn Galeota.  She is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends.

                Ellen attended Boston Public Schools, then went on to earn an undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston State College in education.  She began her teaching career in the Boston Public Schools and interrupted her career stay at home to raise her three children.  After her children were grown, Ellen returned to teaching, initially in the Canton Public Schools as a reading specialist and then finished her career as a reading specialist in the Brockton Public Schools.

                After retiring in 2000, Ellen and Ralph moved from their home in Canton to West Harwich where they have spent the last 18 years.

The family would like to thank both the VNA of Cape Cod and BAYADA Health Care Services who provided wonderful care to Ellen while at home.

                Visiting hours in the Pushard Family  Funeral Home, 210 Sherman Street, Canton, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.  Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Parish, 700 Washington Street, Canton, on April 27, 2018, Friday at 10:30 am.  Burial to follow at Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton.

                In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, 101A First Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451 or Harwich Fire Association, PO Box 23, Harwichport, MA 02646. For directions and online guestbook, visit www.roache-pushard.com.