Philomena M. Galuppo, 75, Fall River


Philomena M. “ Pearl” ( Agostinho) Galuppo, 75, of Fall River and formerly Warren, RI, died Thursday at the Catholic Memorial Home. She was the former wife of the late Alphonse Galuppo.

Mrs. Galuppo was born in Bristol, a daughter of the late Arthur P. and Carmella ( Castigliego) Agostinho.

She was a homemaker, and had lived in Fall River since coming from Warren in 2007. She was a former parishioner of St. Alexander Church, and enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her family, grandchildren and many friends.

Pearl is survived by her children, Kenneth Galuppo of Fall River, David Galuppo and his wife Aurora of Bristol, Michael Galuppo of Johnston and Lynne Galuppo of Fall River; a brother, Arthur C. Agostinho and his wife Carol of Sewell N.J.; two sisters, Frances Baker and her husband Paul of Warren and Roseanne Chee and her husband David of North Attleboro. She was a sister-in-law of George Harmon of Warren. Mrs. Galuppo was the grandmother of Kerry, Michael, David, Shauna, Jason and Matthew, and the great-grandmother of Jacob, Paige and Kenneth. Pearl is also survived by her aunt, Mary Primiano of Warren, and many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Lucille Harmon.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 11, in Smith Funeral and Memorial Services. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, Bristol.

In lieu of flowers gifts in her memory may be sent to the A.L.S. Association, R.I. Chapter 2915 Post Road, Warwick RI 02886.


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