George C.'s Story
George C. Gallo, Jr., 56, a longtime resident of Hampstead, NH, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, November 21st.
George was born at St. Margaret’s Hospital, in Dorchester, on June 12th, 1961. He was the son of the late George C. Gallo, Sr., and Natalie Ann Bielski Gallo, his beloved mother.
George graduated from the Derryfield School in Manchester, N.H. He attended Merrimack College, later transferring to UNH’s Thompson School for Forest Technology. In addition to being an avid student of American and world history, he was a voracious reader and seldom was seen without a book in hand.
George formerly lived in Westbrook, Maine, and worked for The Wise Printing Company in Portland, Maine. When his father became ill in 2010 George moved back to Hampstead to help his mother care for his ailing father. He established his own business, “Timberlane Jobs” as a landscaper.
George considered himself to be “just a regular guy”; and loved the simple life style; however, he was much more than that. His entire life was dedicated to helping others. While still a high school student, George volunteered his time at the Kimi Nichols Center in Plaistow, N.H. He also volunteered at the Stone Zoo Aviary in Stoneham. Where ever there was a need, George, Jr. was there to help.
He was devoted to many friends who listened and benefitted from his gentle counsel. He had a passion for wildlife and an avid interest in birds. He enjoyed boating and camping and loved hiking and mountain climbing with his brother Glenn. George was a member of the Chester Rod & Gun Club and was a student of early weaponry. He was skilled at fine scale modeling - constructing ships, light houses, doll houses, and fishing shacks. He took great pride in his truck and customized it to be a distinctive vehicle. George became a videographer for the Town of Hampstead, filming and documenting meetings and town events. He recently videotaped the celebrations at the Hampstead Public Library’s award ceremonies. His greatest joy in life was bonding with his beloved “Bear," a Springer Spaniel.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his dear friend and brother, Glenn C. Gallo, and Glenn’s wife, Diane from Watertown, along with his devoted niece, Madeline Estelle Gallo. He is also survived by aunts, Brenda Massy from NYC and her family, Celeste Ferrand and her family from Whitehouse Station, N.J., and uncle, Lorin Bielski and his family from Freehold, N.J.
“There will never be a kinder, sweeter, more compassionate son” says Natalie, his mother who is sorely grieving the loss of her son.
To honor George’s memory donations may be made to the Hampstead Public Library, Hampstead, N.H. A selection of materials regarding American History will be purchased in his name.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 2nd, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, East Road, Hampstead, N.H. A Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the West Hampstead Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, N.H. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.
Published on  November 29, 2017