Anthony passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his three children Gerri Jackson (Walter), Annette McCray (Sean), and his son Anthony Gallaro Jr. He also leaves three loving grandchildren, Desiree Shephard (Ryan), Sean McCray and Nate McCray, his sister Hope Cardinalli (Sal), and his longtime companion Fran Avila, and many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Anthony was preceded in death by his wife Angelyn Gallaro and his son Joey Gallaro, his parents Joe and Mamie Gallaro, his brother Bud Gallaro (Sue) and sister Lucy Dube (Leo).
Anthony was a lifelong resident of Monterey. At an early age Anthony started his career on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, he worked at Rappa's Seafood starting at the young age of thirteen years old. Anthony then went on to work for Geno's Seafood on Fisherman's Wharf with his wife Angelyn and eventually took over ownership of the restaurant. Anthony went on to work for The Spanish Bay Golf Course and was looking forward to retiring after 25 years with the company. Anthony loved working for the Pebble Beach Co.
Anthony was a loyal parishioner of San Carlos Cathedral. Anthony also had a 1965 Chevy Impala that he loved cruising in with his family and friends. Anthony was a San Francisco 49ers fan and even went to cook for them during training camp in the 1980's and 90's. Anthony loved cooking spaghetti and meatballs every Sunday for his family.
Anthony always had a smile on his face and left an impression on every single person he met. Anthony was a kind and very giving person and had a positive outlook on life
A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 9:30am at San Carlos Cathedral 500 Church St. Monterey, CA 93940.Interment to follow at San Carlos Cemetery in Monterey