Barbara Eva Galli


  Barbara Eva Galli passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family after a long illness, at her home in Brooklyn on May 31st, 2021. She was 70. Barbara was the loving wife of 32 years of Alberto Galli and proud and caring mother of Alessandro.


  Born in Troy, NY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Smith.

She leaves one brother, Edward Smith (Jane), three sisters, Elizabeth Smith (Dan Frasca), Patricia Crandall (Michael), Lynn Crandall (Patrick) and two brothers-in-law Livio Galli and Mauro Galli (Teresa).

She was loving aunt of Edward, Erin, Jennifer, Tracy, Kimberly, Brian, Zachary, and Valerio.


 Barbara was a 1968 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy NY. She then graduated from Hudson Valley Community College (AAS Medical Lab. Technology), Russell Sage College (BA Biology) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (MBA Management).


  She began her career in the Pharmaceutical Industry in the research labs of Sterling Drug, where she worked on antibiotics and biomaterials.  She moved on to the Clinical Research Department, and then to Marketing becoming Product Manager. From Marketing, she moved into advertising at LM&P, KPR, Robert A. Becker Euro RSCG, and Grey Healthcare.

Her last advertising job was with Concentric Health Experience.


  For over ten years she was an enthusiastic Cub Scout Leader (Troop/ Pack 815 in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn), organizing all activities and enjoying weekends at Cub Scout events and summer camps. 


  Barbara was a gourmet cook and enjoyed trying out new recipes. She hosted a summer picnic yearly for her family at her home in the Poconos where they enjoyed some of her favorite recipes. In her early years her interests were gardening, many crafts (like basket weaving, quilting), and antiquing (anything Shaker was a favorite). She was an enthusiastic traveler, and loved a yearly vacation with her lifetime group of friends. Of course her favorite destination was Italy. Visiting the In-Laws every year was a great reason to see the extended family, other Italian regions, and Europe. 

 In lieu of flowers, contributions to her memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation( and the Visiting Nurse Service Of NY- Hospice Care (


Visiting Services will be held on Sunday, June 06, 2021,

at Cobble Hill Chapels

between the hours of  3:00-8:00pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on

Monday, June 07, 2021, 10:00am

at St. Paul's Church

234 Congress Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

( Entrance on Court & Congress Streets)


Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Charles F. Each
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager

Brooke Lynn Pesola
Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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