Madeline Galassi

August 5, 1929 - November 13, 2020

Janesville, WI - Madeline M. (Madge) Galassi, 91, of Janesville, WI, and formerly of Spring Valley, IL passed away peacefully on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Agrace Hospice in Janesville.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at Noon on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Nativity of Our Lord Parish (St. Anthony Church) in Spring Valley with Rev. Scott Potthoff officiating. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery in Spring Valley. Visitation for Madeline will be from 11:00 AM until time of funeral services, Thursday, at the Church. The Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley is assisting the family.

Madeline was the youngest of four daughters born to Agnes and John Marenda on August 5, 1929. She married Albert Galassi on June 3, 1950 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Spring Valley. Madeline and Albert were members of St. John Vianney Parish in Janesville.

Madeline was a graduate of Hall High School. As a young woman, she worked as a lab technician at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley. She was a devoted wife and mother and she cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She loved decorating for the holiday seasons and made her family's home warm and comfortable. She also enjoyed collecting and reading cookbooks. She continued the family tradition of making ravioli, a skill taught to her by her dear mother-in-law Maria (Noni) Galassi, and she made them to perfection. Her family was always her main priority though.

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Albert Galassi of Janesville; her children, Michael (Jenny) Galassi of Olympia,WA, Jane Hamilton of Janesville, Cathy (Mario) Balettie of Geneva, and Bob (Angela) Galassi of Machesney Park; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Geraldine Smith, Virginia Koziel, and Johanna Bowland.

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