Laura Galligan
10/29/1915 - 03/23/2016

Laura Galligan (nee Ciacciarelli), of Union, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at home, at the age of 100. Born in San Giorgio a Liri, Italy, Laura came to the United States with her parents in 1919, and they settled in Jersey City. Laura has lived in Union for over 30 years. During WWII, Laura worked for Western Electric in South Kearny until her retirement in 1978. Laura enjoyed antiquing and traveling with her husband Eddie. She also enjoyed gardening, and was known for her cooking. In her younger years, she and her girlfriends would take the train from Jersey City into the Bronx to watch Joe DiMaggio play. Predeceased by her husband Edward, and siblings Rose Mazzarella, Sy Ciacciarelli and Al Ciacciarelli; Laura is survived by her son Al Galligan, and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11am at the Bradley, Haeberle & Barth Funeral Home, 1100 Pine Ave., Union. Interment will follow at Graceland Memorial Park, Kenilworth. There will be a visitation at the funeral home on Monday from 6-8pm and again on Tuesday from 10am until the start of the service at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Laura may be made to The Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 50008, Studio City, CA 91614-5001