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“Orazio, I am so very sorry to hear about your mum's passing, my condolences to you and your family. When you and Claire were out with my beloved...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Maureen Fraser - Lawrence, MA

“So sorry to hear about Zia Elena! I live in Gaeta (Italy) and remember her such as lovely lady. I'm her nephew and homonym (my grandfather was her...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Elena Indolfi - GAETA

“Rest in peace dear Aunt Elena ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Elena Indolfi - GAETA

“Dear Pietro & Family,Sorry to hear about your mother. May she rest in peace.My Deepest Sympathies,Eric ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: - Holly, MI

“Elena was such a good friend to my mom there @ Swifts beach. She was a trooper walking & taking the bus! Always had us in for a 'little something' &...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Louise - Friend

“Dear Rosa and family,My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. May your happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.Love...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Condolences to Pietro and Rosa and all the Galeno clan. What a long and inspiring life Elena lived in three of my favorite countries- Italy, Ireland...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Dermot Murray - Topsfield, MA

“We will miss zia Elena, she had a good heart and soul, we will miss her laughter and smile. Our hearts go out to the whole family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Anna and sandra Granata - Medford, MA

“What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman! All of the Galeno children, spouses and grandchildren have been quite the legacy for this amazing...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Jayne Zemgulis - Friend

“I'm very sorry for your loss, especially in this trying time. My prayers for your family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Stanley Borgeson - North Easton, MA

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WAREHAM---Elena (Indolfi) Galeno, of Wareham and formerly of Medford, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was 92.

Elena Galeno is the beloved wife of the late Guido Galeno whom passed in 2001, with whom she shared 69 years of marriage. She was a devoted mother of son Orazio Galeno and his wife Claire of Eliot, ME, son Pietro Galeno and his wife Rosa of Easton, MA and, late son Domenic Galeno and wife Karen of York, ME, daughter Maria and husband John Botelho of Easton, MA. Elena was the Nonna to seven grandchildren, Kara Bolger and husband Ray Bolger, Jillian Hagen and husband Justin Hagen, Bryanna Perrotta and husband Glenn Perrotta, Michael Galeno, Pietro Galeno, Jacqueline Galeno, and Francesca Galeno. Nonna is also survived by three great grandchildren with another great grandbaby on the way.

Born in Gaeta, Italy, Elena was the youngest of 14 children of late Domenico and Silvia Indolfi. She met and married her beloved Guido and shortly after moved to Dublin, Ireland to start their family. In Dublin, Elena took great care of her children and made all their clothes but she wanted more. In 1970, "Guido's Snackery" was the family's fish and chip shop where Elena and Guido worked as a team behind the counter serving delicious food. When the family migrated to Boston, MA in 1973, Elena took that fighting spirit with her and challenged herself where she worked at Schraff's Chocolate Factory in Charlestown, MA.

Family had always been at the heart of everything Elena did, she was often found in the kitchen, cooking a variety of recipes, from pasta fagioli, Irish Christmas cake, and Sunday's pasta, gravy, and meatballs. When Guido and Elena were in the kitchen, Guido was her sampler and would give his OK for the food to be ready. She loved to be surrounded by her family, often playing card games and spent her summers at the Wareham, MA cottage, walking to and from the beach. If we couldn't find Nonna, we just knew to look for a chair at Swift Beach and would see her sunbathing whenever she could.

Elena enjoyed spending her days simply, with Italian television, admiring her family and seeing her friends in Wareham. Believe it or not, Elena continued to take public transportation until her late 80s to get to and from the grocery store. She simply was a fighter and never let age be a factor.

Our beloved mother and grandmother and great grandmother will be missed by her family, but we extend our sincerest gratitude to her caretakers at BayPointe Nursing and Rehab Facility in Brockton, MA. If any donations would like to be made in honor of Elena Galeno, please address them to BayPointe Rehabilitation Center at 50 Christy's Pl, Brockton, MA 02301.

Due to Federal & State Emergency concerning Covid-19, private funeral services will be held for family with her interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett. Arrangements are by Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Easton. For condolences visit