Marcia Ruth Jacobs Galletti passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 4th, 2023 at the age of 86. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 22, 1936, to Nathan Jacobs and Sadie Litsky. She was the youngest of two children, her brother Morton being the oldest.
She attended Erasmus High School, in Brooklyn NY. After graduation, she received her teaching degree from Oswego State University in upstate NY. It is there that she met her future husband, best friend and love, Frank J. Galletti. After initially residing in Brooklyn, they moved to the suburbs of Baldwin, LI with their two beautiful children, Lori and Greg.
Mom was an exceedingly dynamic woman. She led a charmed and inspirational life. Anything she attempted, she succeeded at in a spectacular fashion. First and foremost, she was a very dedicated and loving mother, showering us with affection and instilling in us the concept, at a very early age, that we could succeed at anything we set our minds to. She implanted in us a lifelong love of culture and the arts, regularly taking us to Broadway plays, museums, musicals, concerts, and special events, including art classes at the Brooklyn Museum and Philately exhibits at the United Nations.
Although trained as an elementary school teacher, later in life she joined the United States Postal service, where she thrived as a labor leader, arbitrator, and eventually, Postmaster. She worked on committees with Caesar Chavez and Coretta Scott King, regarding the importance of workers rights, and women’s rights.
In her retirement, mom became a proficient botanical artist, and a member of the botanical artists group Flora. Her work was exhibited regularly at various venues, including the Westbury Gardens on LI. She enjoyed a special talent for painting her beloved flowers, and won accolades at art competitions in PA.
Mom is survived by her daughter Lori, her son Greg, her grandchildren Michael, Luana, Anthony, Joey and Katie, her daughter in law Lynne, and her vast amount of new and old cherished friends.
We will never forget mom’s tenacity, strength, sense of humor, beauty, grace, talent, compassion, generosity, her indomitable spirit, her love of life and the unwavering love she had for her family. You will always live on, through your children and through your grandchildren, through our memories and through your lifetime of accomplishments.
Love and miss you mom.