Meriden, CT, Seven Hawks Galler, 27 of North Third St. died unexpectedly on Friday, April 11, 2008. He was born September 7, 1980 in Olympia, Washington a son of Ann Marie McManus of Meriden, CT and Galen Lee Galler of Tucson, AZ. Seven Hawks; a true warrior; loyal, devoted, loving to his family and friends, who had a gentle spirit. He was employed as a forklift operator for Fosdick Corp. in Wallingford, CT. Besides his parents he is survived by his only brother, Ganusquah McManus of Meriden, CT, his paternal grandfather, Gerald Galler of Washington, and Aunt Bunny Day of the Tobique First Nation in Canada, as well as many family at the Tobique First Nation in Canada and in Bridgeport, CT and Waterbury, CT. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Alfred McManus Sr. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT on Wednesday, April 23 from 6-8pm. A service will be held at 8pm. Seven Hawks will be laid to rest at the Tobique First Nation Tribal Cemetery in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada.

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  1. A Warrior’s Thoughts In a past that is now lost forever, there was a time when the land was sacred, and the ancient ones were one with it. The time when only the children of the Great Spirit were here to light their fires in these places with no boundaries. When a forest were as thick as the fur of a winter bear. When a warrior could walk from horizon to horizon on the backs of the buffalo. When the deserts where in bloom, and the streams pure as freshly fallen snow. In that time when there were only simple ways, I saw with my heart the conflicts to come, and whether it was to be for good or bad, what was certain was, that there would be change. To the family and friends of Seven Hawks, So sorry for your loss. Keso

  2. Ann I had you as a student last year from OPEN DOHR. I will send you one of our packets from Compassionate Friends soon. My sincerest condolences on your loss of your son Seven. Roberta Ash

  3. Ann, Galen & Ganusquah~ We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you during this most difficult time. We have fond memories of being your neighbors on Pacific Avenue, and of .Nunnie. and our son Shane playing together. We also remember the day Seven Hawks was born; your vision Ann, and how Seven Hawks received his name. We were delighted to share in your joy on that day, and please know that we join together in sharing your sorrow for such a devastating loss. With much care and deepest sympathy, Bob & Joan Felitz

  4. Dear Ann & Ganusquah I’m so sorry to hear about Seven Hawks. I’m sure he grew up to be a handsome true warrior. I will always remember him as kind hearted artist with an outrageous sense of humor. The runt of the pack of boys with an impish smile and tender view of the world around him. I am so sorry. I will contact folks out here who still hold you all deep in their hearts – Hisami, Muriel, David Lains & Tracy Randall (one of the red-headed boys) I have one or two of his baby moccasins that I was saving to give to him or his children when I saw him next. I may still have some of his art work somewhere too. I certainly have photos I would like to send to you. Contact me when you want. You two boys will always be in my heart. My heart goes out to you. Anna

  5. Dear Seven Hawks, I haven’t seen you in a long time, you were very young the last time I saw you. But you were a kind & free spirit. You will be sadly missed. My deepest sympathy to all that have lost a great person.

  6. Dear Seven Hawks, I remember you as a beautiful, sweet child and a good friend of my son Brendan. May you find peace.

  7. Dear, Ann & Ganusquah, May the Lord give you strength in your families triumph time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Seven Hawks will fly forever!!!!!!! love, Debbie Joe Thompson & Family

  8. Dearest Ann and Nunny, David called me today, my prayers are with you through these times. Know that Seven Hawks will always be with you and that his love is stronger than this. I will always remember that quiet little boy and his gentle ways, the way his eyes smiled through his shyness. A candle is on my alter for you all. I found this prayer today… it feels like words from Seven Hawks to you so I send them on. Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die.

  9. Hawk, I always loved and respected you. No matter what you were going through you always had a positive attitude. You were such an awesome person and a good man. You were the type of person that would give the shirt off your own back. It’s too bad that there aren’t more people like you. I’m going to miss your jokes and laughs. Ann and Nunny my thoughts, prayers, and love are with you. Hawk you will be deeply missed. Love, your boy Beau

  10. Hawks, I wish you peace. I’ll never forget get you. You were apart of my childhood and remain in my memories forever. You were profound. This bird has flown. Rest In Peace

  11. Seven Hawks, You will always be remembered. I can remember when you was just a cute little boy who smiled all the time. Along with your older brother Ninnie. You have grown into a fine hard working young man. God wasn’t calling you and it sure wasn’t you time. As your life was talken from all of us so suddenly. Hope your mother and Nunnie find closer. Your uncle George & Family. Tobique First Nation NB Canada.

  12. To the family and friends of Seven Hawks, I fondly remember Seven Hawks as a quiet boy who loved to do art work. His drawings were so detailed. Many of the teachers from Hop Brook School in Naugatuck have fond memories of him. Our sincerest condolences.

  13. To the family of Seven, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Seven is missed by alot of people. He was a wonderful person. Always had a smile on his face. I will always remember the mornings I braided his hair so it wouldnt get caught in the fork lift. He touched alot of people in many different ways. He will never be forgotten. I will miss you!! NO FAREWELL WORDS WERE SPOKEN, NO TIME TO SAY GOOD-BYE, YOU WERE GONE BEFORE WE KNEW IT, AND ONLY GOD KNOWS WHY! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kelly Drapeau ( Co- Worker at Fosdick )

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