US Postal Service employee
James C. “Jimmy” Galatis, a lifelong Chelsea resident, passed away unexpectedly from a stroke on Saturday April, 20 at CHA Everett (Whidden Memorial). He was 66 years old.
Born and raised in Chelsea, a son of the late Socrates K. “Socky” and Ellen D. (Godfrey) Galatis, Jimmy graduated from Chelsea High School and attended Burdette College of Business. He was a lifelong resident of Chelsea.
Jimmy worked for the US Postal Service as a manager at South Postal Annex, Chelsea IMF and Logan Airport Station. He was a member of the former St. Andrews BBC and Chelsea Lodge of Elks.
In addition to his parents Jimmy was also predeceased by several uncles, aunts and cousins. He was the dear brother of Charles S. “Chuckie” Galatis of Chelsea and is also survived by his beloved cousin Shamus Murphy of Wilmington and several aunts and uncles: Mary Bullock of Chelsea, Nick and Susan Galatis of Gloucester, John and Michelle Galatis of Revere and Kanela “Kay” Murphy of Revere. He is also survived by many additional cousins, extended family members and friends.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Anthony Memorial – Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home, 718 Broadway, Chelsea. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. In lieu of flowers: should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston MA 02114. www.ShrinersHQ.org