August Galaz, Sr.

August Vincent Galaz, Sr.

Wednesday, April 17th, 1946 - Monday, July 1st, 2019
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August V. Galaz, Sr., 73, of Wallingford and formerly of Stamford passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 1, 2019 at Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven. He was born in Stamford on April 17, 1946 to the late Angelo and Catherine Gallace Galaz.
August, “Gus” was well known for over 50 years in the Auto Parts Industry, before retiring from NAPA Lostocco Auto Parts in 2016. He was a hardworking, honest, generous and kind man. He worked hard in every aspect of his life. He was very proud of his service in the United States Army and even more so of those who served more. Gus always made time for the ones he loved, especially his Grandkids. He was a true family man; nothing was more important than the happiness and wellbeing of his family, followed closely by a win by his beloved Mets, Jets, and Uconn Women’s Basketball, a Sunday morning breakfast with Garth Brooks playing in the background, a long walk through an Antique Car Show and of course, a well-timed sarcastic comment. Most would say it was an honor to have known Gus and a privilege to carry his memory.
August is survived by his devoted wife of 50 years, Elizabeth D. (McKaige) Galaz of Wallingford, his loving children, Lisa Galaz and her husband Michael Foley of Norwalk, Holly Hamling and her husband Joel of Hamden and August V. Galaz, Jr. of Wallingford, his grandchildren, Austin, Gabrielle and Reagan Hamling, Justin and Michael Foley and Chelsea Nation and her husband Jeremiah and two great grandchildren, Micah and Emily. He is also survived by his honorary daughter, Nancy Granata and her family of Norwalk, a sister, Evelyn Pierce of Cumberland Foreside, ME and a brother Sal Galaz of Woodbury, CT, as well as extended family and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, August was predeceased by a sister Edwina Jalet, a niece Sarah Jalet and a brother Manuel Galaz.
Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM with a prayer service to be held at the funeral home at 4:00 PM. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the Galaz family requests that donations be made in August’s memory to the Taylor Greene Scholarship, c/o CCSU Foundation, Inc, P.O Box 612, New Britain, CT 06050 and bring a favorite photo of August to share with family and friends during calling hours.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 4:00pm
    Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
    104 Myrtle Avenue
    STAMFORD, CT 06902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment



Donations are being accepted for: Taylor Greene Scholarship.


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Tom Flanagan

Posted at 07:02pm
I just heard about our loss, Gus and I had some good times at Mohawk Motors back in the good old days. He will be missed. Hope you and Junior are doing okay. Your pal Tom Flanagan

Susanne Lee

Posted at 03:29pm
Dear Beth,
Please accept my deepest sympathies in Gus's passing. Aaron had kept me updated on how things were going. Gus was a wonderful man and he loved you and his family more than anything. There aren't words that can take away the pain and heartbreak you feel. Gus fought a long hard battle and now I pray he is at peace and not in anymore pain. To you, Beth, Lisa, Holly, and Gus, Jr. along with the rest of the family, I send my love and know that I am thinking of you all. Susanne

Jay Flis

Posted at 04:00pm
My deepest sympathy and prayers for your family in this time of sorrow!!
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Mario Pittore

Posted at 01:16pm
One of my many fondest memories of Gus is when we played softball on the Mazza's softball team. Gus was our pitcher
and a good one at that. Rest in piece my friend. My deepest sympathy to Gus's family. Mario

Sam, Jenny, Martin & Winnie Jalet

Posted at 11:52am
Thinking of Uncle (and beloved brother) Gus and hoping all your wonderful memories will bring you joy upon your sorrow. Hugs and love.
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