Nancy Burdette Gallo, 68, passed away Saturday, January 19, at her home in Boyds, MD. She was the devoted wife of Peter Gallo.
Born in Frederick, on January 11, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd W. Burdette and Helen C. Burdette. Nancy was a native of Dickerson, Maryland. She was a graduate of Poolesville High School class of ‘69. After graduation, Nancy began a long career as a federal government employee. She began her career as a personnel specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and 39 years later retired as an IT specialist at the Department of Agriculture.
Nancy was an active member of the Monocacy Lions Club, currently serving as Secretary.
Nancy loved to travel. Over the years, Nancy and Peter travelled to Europe, Iceland, and throughout the United States. Nancy had a special fondness for animals, particularly her two Maine Coon cats, Angus and Duncan, and her newest addition, a Bernese Mountain dog named Rigi.
With Nancy, family always came first. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her nieces and nephews and their families. She was the first to volunteer to babysit her nieces and nephews, which often included a movie, shopping, a favorite restaurant, shows, zoos, or anything that she thought would interest or entertain children.
In addition to her husband, Nancy is also survived by her brothers, Gary Burdette and wife Janita, and Terry Burdette and wife Barbara, her uncle, J. Maurice “Bo” Carlisle, Jr., her aunt, Donna Carlisle, as well as numerous nieces, great-nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her niece Amy Burdette Riggs.
Friends and family may call from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, January 24, at Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Road, Barnesville, MD 20838. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, January 25, 11:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 18230 Barnesville, MD 20838. Interment will follow at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Frederick Memorial Hospital James M. Stockman Cancer Institute, 1562 Oposumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702.