Dolores Gallo, mother of National Steeplechase Association Director of Racing Bill Gallo Jr., died Wednesday at Calvary Hospital in New York. She was 89.
Mrs. Gallo was the widow of the legendary New York Daily News sports cartoonist Bill Gallo Sr., who died in 2011 at age 88. She was a woman of great strength and courage who never gave up the fight. She was tough. She was stubborn. She was proud and she was loved dearly by her family for her elegant and classy manner and her biting wit.
A former Conover model in her youth, she also is survived by son Greg, retired executive sports editor of the New York Post; four granddaughters: Stephanie, Amy, Marianna, and Isabella; and two great-granddaughters, Alexa and Hazel.
A wake will be held at Fred H. McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville, N.Y., on Friday between 4-7 p.m. She will be buried next to her husband at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.