Born in Hornell on September 24, 1927, she was the daughter of Roy and Wanda (Howe) Glover.
Vivian grew up in Arkport and attended Arkport High School. She was married on May 5, 1950 to Francis “Peep” Gallese and moved to Buffalo, NY where she was employed by Westinghouse Corporation. In 1971 she moved with her family to Hornell and later became employed by the Hornell School District where she worked until her retirement in 1992.
She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.Vivian was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister. She was very close with her family and cherished time spent with her with children, grandchildren, and brothers and sisters. One of her greatest pleasures was getting together with her family where they would play cards, eat and laugh. She loved to cook and bake and lavished her family and friends with their favorite foods. Vivian enjoyed watching sports and was an avid New York Yankees fan. She occasionally traveled to Toronto to attend their games against the Blue Jays.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis “Peep” Gallese who died July 12, 2010; her parents, Roy and Wanda; 1 brother Larry Glover; 3 Brothers-in-Law, Dorr Burdett, Ed Christie and Alan Shultz.
Surviving Vivian are her son, Francis R. (Maria) Gallese of Rochester; her daughter, Mary Ann (John) Kenefick of Clarence; 7 grandchildren, Karlene Gallese, Gianna Gallese, Carmen Gallese, Zachary Gallese, Katherine (Kevin) Sivic, John Kenefick, and Courtney Kenefick; 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob Sivic and Emma Sivic; 5 sisters, Shirley Burdett of Hornell, Marjorie Christie of Greece, NY, Ellen (Frank) Capadonia of Michigan, Sandy (David) Bartlett of Hornell and Sharon Shultz of Sodus Pointe, NY; 1 brother, Lance (Cheryl) Glover of Alexandria, NY; 1 sister-in-law, Nancy Glover of Arkport; many nieces and nephews.
At Vivian’s request there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with final interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.
Vivian’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in her name to Mercy Flight, C/O St. James Mercy Hospital, 411 Canisteo St., Hornell, NY 14843.