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Duane Lake Galletta's Family Tree

Updated November 6, 2002

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I feel very fortunate that my mom and dad, Edna and Harold Lake had a trunk full of pictures and information on the Lake side of the family. My grandmother, Dora Leavitt Lake, wrote in her diary each day and there I found a list of all of her 13 children and their birth dates. I requested information on Cindy's List in England and was able to get the 1881 Census Index for Somerset showing that my grandfather, Richard Lake, lived in Bedminister, Bristol at the time at age 14 with his parents and two brothers and three sisters. I am, also, very fortunate to have Jean and Dean Wilcox steering me in the right direction and also giving me all sorts of information on the Leavitt side. I am working on the Galletta side and hope to be able to get more information on that side of the family. My sister-in-law Jeanne Galletta Mansolillo has been a big help. She and her husband Robert had a fantastic Galletta Family Reunion at their home on 19 Balfour Drive, Wappinger Falls, NY on June 23, 2001. We had a great turnout. My first grandchild, Robert Thomas Galletta was born to Paul and Kim on June 24, 2001, the next day and he is the reunion baby. I will continue to add to the family tree as I get the information.

 
Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • Duane Galletta Family Tree (12 KB)
    My tree contains mostly families from the Lake's and Galletta's, but there is much more to be added. This is just the beginning.
 
Family Photos
  • Robert Thomas Galletta (21 KB)
    Here I am! One day old. Hi! Everyone!!
  • Janice and Andrew (20 KB)
    Janice is a very sweet niece, that I wish I could have been able to have a closer relationship with. The Galletta family is so big, so it is hard to keep in touch with everyone. As time goes on, families grow and go their own way. I met her and her friend, Andrew at the reunion and Andrew was such a pleasant person, also. They make a very nice couple.
  • Jeanne Galletta Mansolillo and son, Paul (18 KB)
    Jeanne is a very caring person and I enjoy her company. She is dancing with her son, Paul, at a wedding.
  • Thalia, Maureen & Ed Whitefire (29 KB)
    My Cousin, Joe Lake, and I have alot in common and being a grandparent for the first time this year is one of them. He is very proud his his new granddaughter and her she is with her proud parents, Joe's daughter and husband, Maureen and Ed.
  • Jeanne Galletta Mansolillo and son, Paul (1 KB)
    Jeanne is a very caring person and I enjoy her company. She is dancing with her son, Paul, at a wedding.
  • Madeline Mattie Lake Bosch (100 KB)
    Mattie is a great sister and a best friend. We always have a good time when we get together. She works for IBM and is a professional photographer.
  • Paul,Kim and son, Robert Galletta (20 KB)
    Here is the new reunion baby with mom and dad. Everyone was glad to see Paul and Kim make the family reunion and also, were surprised and happy to know they had a beautiful, healthy, bouncing, baby boy the next day.
  • Joe & Kitty Lake and grandchild, Thalia (89 KB)
    My Cousin, Joe Lake and wife, Kitty live in California and have a daughter, Maureen and her husband, Ed living close by, who gave birth to their first grandchild, Thalia. We have been in touch for years, now and found out we have alot in common. We enjoy keeping in touch through phone call, but especially on the Internet, exchanging pictures and keeping up on family events.
  • Peter Galletta (13 KB)
    Peter is always on the go. He loves to travel and especially go to the beaches. He also likes the clubs, flys and now will be owning a condo in Florida. He is fun to be with and takes me along sometimes. I love it!
  • Marion McCreary Galletta (21 KB)
    Marion and Dominic Galletta owned the restaurant and hotel business at the Whitestone Hotel in Beacon,NY
  • Betty Lake (57 KB)
    This is my Aunt Betty, who was married to my Uncle Bill. They both enjoyed taking me for walks when I was a baby. I enjoy my visits with my Aunt. She is a very pleasant person to visit with.
  • Joe and Joann Galletta (14 KB)
    Joe and Joann are a great couple. They raised 3 sons, Joe, Mark and Matthew and a daughter, Diane and they are all real good people. I have a lot of special memories of the family and will add alot more to them, I am sure. I go to Cape May Courthouse to visit them and they treat me like royalty. They sure cook and bake great goodies and they tell me to come and go as I please.
  • Paul and Kim Galletta (21 KB)
    This is a good picture of Paul and Kim at the family reunion, June 23, 2001 the day before Robert was born. They had a great time visiting with everyone and the word is that the excitement of the party brought my dear little grandson into the world the next day.
 
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