Frances Galardi

Obituary of Frances Mary Galardi

Frances Mary Galardi Of Point Breeze, formerly of Oakland on Sunday, May 29, 2022, age 98. Beloved sister of Joan N. Kolonay (George); also survived by generations of nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Catherine and Frank Galardi, brothers Richard and Vincent Galardi, and sisters Dorothy Lord and Lillian Rice. Frances attended St. Paul Cathedral School through high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts at the Duquesne University School of Music and her Masters of Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. Frances worked as a social worker for the Department of Public Assistance, the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, and served as Director of Social Work at Mercy Hospital until her retirement. Frances was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, devoted to those she loved. Her joy for life and humble grace shone through every relationship. She was the consummate social worker – wisely helping others without judgement. Frances enjoyed the arts, especially music. She traveled extensively, both here and abroad, visiting Italy many times. Summers found her at the family Canadohta Lake cottage, rowing her boat in her younger days and enjoying the lake tranquility later in life. Frances spent her days in the company of people she loved and who loved her. Friends received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home,6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where Funeral will commence on Saturday at 11 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church at 12 noon. Condolences may be left at