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Melvin Joseph Gallilee, Sr

  • Birth 25 Sep 1921
  • Death 22 Aug 2008
  • Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 33024218

CHESAPEAKE - Melvin Joseph Gallilee Sr., 86, of Cornland Road, died Aug. 22, 2008, in his home.

Mr. Gallilee, a native of Portsmouth, retired in 1978 from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a sheet metal worker after 38 years of service and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II. He was the widower of Lola Jane Gallilee, since her death in 1989.

Survivors include a daughter, Marie C. Harris of Moyock, N.C.; a son, Melvin J. Gallilee Jr. of Chesapeake; four grandchildren, Walter Allen, Daniel Meyette, Corey Cooke and Jatana Gallilee; and a brother, Raymond Gallilee of Portsmouth.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Foster Funeral Home, Portsmouth. Burial with military honors will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Friends may join the family Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.


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  • Created by: SWF
  • Added: 18 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33024218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Melvin Joseph Gallilee, Sr (25 Sep 1921–22 Aug 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33024218, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by SWF (contributor 47026053) .