Michael F. Gallo

June 4, 1941 - March 31, 2020 Christiana, pa | Age 78

Michael F. Gallo, 78, died on March 31st at Newport Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Christiana, PA. Born in West Chester, PA, Michael was the son of the late James A. and Terry (Leo) Gallo. He lived most of his life in Kennett Square with his family, where he worked at Pocopson Home for 15 years and later at Acme Markets.

A fixture in the community, Michael was known throughout Kennett for his sweet nature and outgoing personality. He always had a smile, a friendly greeting, and often a song for everyone he met. Michael loved music and loved to sing, serenading his family and friends with his personal renditions of classic acts like Fats Domino, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.

Michael also loved sports, especially the Phillies and the Eagles, and had a remarkable talent for calling up trivia, scores, and statistics. He never failed to strike up a conversation with fellow Philadelphia fans or rivals, no matter how the season was going that year.

In 2003, Michael moved to Harrison Senior Living, where he quickly became known as “The Mayor,” greeting visitors and entertaining residents and staff with his charm and singing voice.

Michael was predeceased by his brother James A. Gallo, Jr. He is survived by his sister, Theresa Gallo Shreffler of Vienna, VA, two nieces, a nephew, two great nieces, two great nephews and one great, great niece.

Burial services will be private, but memorial donations may be made in Michael’s name to The Little Sisters of the Poor, 185 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713.


  1. Dear Teddy, I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was always so dear and I have fond memories of him as we were growing up and seeing him at the house on Meredith Street. My thoughts are with you and your family. He is with the Angels now.

    Anne Marie Williams | April 27, 2020 at 3:48 PM
  2. I was sorry to hear about Michael’s passing. I knew him through the Haw family and was sometimes seated next to him at Thanksgiving and Easter dinners. I remember that he loved chocolate and that I always gave him my chocolate Thanksgiving turkey. May happy memories give you peace. Nancy Shockley

    NANCY L SHOCKLEY | April 17, 2020 at 12:26 AM
  3. Teddy,
    So sorry to hear of Michael’s death. I have many (now somewhat vague) childhood memories of him. I often miss living closer and being able to keep up with the extended family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    Deby Porter Ozeck

    Deborah Ozeck | April 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  4. Michael was a kind and gentle man. It always brought a smile to my face to be serenaded by him. I enjoyed his company when our paths crossed. Sing sweetly with the angels now. Prayers and thoughts to the family.

    Becky Evans Tolmie | April 9, 2020 at 8:41 PM
  5. Dear Teddy & Family,
    I was so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was always such a nice guy. Remembering all the times I spent with your Mom & Michael. May he Rest In Peace!❤️🙏

    Terry Forte | April 5, 2020 at 8:42 PM
  6. Just ask my friend not long ago about Michael. Sorry to hear of his passing. Always has a smile and a nice chat whenever I would see him. Joyce Basciani

    joyce basciani | April 4, 2020 at 4:04 PM
  7. I like to express my deepest condolences to the entire family worked with Michael at Acme for many years great guy . We know he’s an angel in God’s hands.
    God Bless all Karen Ruoss

    Karen Ruoss | April 3, 2020 at 8:22 PM
  8. Terry,
    My brother Bobby told me today about Michael’s passing. We will keep him in our prayers and also you and your family.

    Tom Hickey | April 3, 2020 at 4:38 PM
  9. So sorry to hear of the loss of one of the sweetest and kindest people in Kennett Square. Michael always had a smile on his face and a song in his heart!! If you listen carefully I think you’ll hear him singing with the angels now in the heavenly choir. May you rest in peace my friend. Prayers and condolences to his family.

    Diana Lynn Diaz Campbell | April 3, 2020 at 2:08 PM
  10. Mike was a close friend and spent many hours in my Barber Shop in Kennett Square over the years. He will be missed for his songs and his personality. He will be missed but he is singing with the angels now.

    Bob Burton | April 3, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  11. So sorry to hear about Michael’s passing he was a very sweet person may he RIP . Prayers for the family

    ANA FELICIANO | April 3, 2020 at 9:52 AM
  12. So sorry for your loss. Mike was such a special person. We had many a chat on the streets of Kennett. With deepest sympathy, Elaine Fiore.

    Elaine Fiore | April 3, 2020 at 9:28 AM
  13. I have many happy memories of Michael. He was a good and kind man and made many people smile. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Lois Zunino

    Lois Zunino | April 3, 2020 at 9:11 AM
  14. Theresa & family,

    So sad to hear of Michael’s passing. So many fond memories of Michael and you growing up in the finest little town in America.
    Those memories help us at this difficult time. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Joe Donohoe

    Joe Donohoe | April 3, 2020 at 9:07 AM
  15. Terry,
    So sorry to hear about Michael. I don’t know if you remember me but my mother and I used to work at Pierce’s Market with you. I would see Michael, often, at Burton’s Barber shop in past years. A very nice and pleasant guy and he would always reach out to me when I ran in to him.


    Gabe Valentino

    Gabe Valentino | April 3, 2020 at 8:46 AM
  16. What a sweet man! He lived across the street from my grandfather (Dominic Perigo) and used to stop and talk to us kids all the time! Later I worked at Genesis in Kennett and he would stop by and chat with me. I’m sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I’ll never forget him.

    Kristian Testa-Denny | April 2, 2020 at 10:36 PM
  17. Dear Teddy and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. I have many fond memories of our days growing up on Meredith St. Michael was always everyone’s big brother. Whenever I ran into him he always had a hello and a big smile for me. May he rest in peace.
    Patti Perigo Testa

    Patti Perigo Testa | April 2, 2020 at 10:11 PM
  18. So sad to see of Michael’s passing. I always enjoyed him stopping by my music store on S.Union back in the 90’s. He would open the door and start singing…always a different song. Rest easy my friend and continue singing your heart out in Heaven…..

    del bittle | April 2, 2020 at 9:51 PM
  19. When my brother and I were young kids we would see Mike in McDonalds every time we went in. He was so nice and always talked Philly sports with us. Our mother always said “go say hi to Mike!” A very special man, Rest In Peace Mike!

    Pete Gerbron | April 2, 2020 at 7:26 PM

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