MERIDEN - BettyLee Johnson Gallinoto, 72, of 32 Silver Street, died Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at Meriden Nursing and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Lt. Colonel Michael R. Gallinoto. Born in Meriden, CT on Dec. 7, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Carl V. and Lee Marion Lynch Johnson. She graduated from Meriden High School in 1947 and attended St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Elizabeth, N.J. For many years she worked in the dental office of Dr. Robert Bailey in the office of Bailey, Langan and Frank. She did volunteer work at the Meriden Rehab Center and also volunteered at the Bridges at Lake Whitney Assisted Living Center in Hamden and was known for her craft work. She was a member for many years of the former Augustana Lutheran Church and was a member of the Scripture Group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She was also a member of the Auxiliary of Retired Officers Association. She is survived by a sister, Jacquelyn J. Johnson of Lutherville, MD; a brother, Bruce C. Johnson of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; three stepdaughters, Gina Konicki and Grace Schwartz, both of Milford, CT and Josephine Szirbik of Wakefield, N.H. a stepson, Frank Gallinoto of Corinth, TX; several step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Her funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT. The Rev. Randy Somody will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. If desired, contributions in Mrs. Gallinoto's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

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  1. The sad news about the sudden death of BettyLee has flattened us with grief. This is truly an annus horribilis. We wish you comfort in this bitter sorrow – know that she rests in God\’s kingdom of eternal life and unending love, a place of verdure, of brightness, of repose that is free of all pain and suffering. From Chicagoland, we pray for God\’s great mercy with you all in Connecticut. May the memory of BettyLee be eternal. May her memory be everlasting.

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