Christine Galloway

Christine Galloway, 75, a longtime Beacon resident passed away suddenly on July 21, 2019 at her home. She was born on February 21, 1944 in Gourock, Scotland, daughter of the late David & Mary (MacDonald) Livingstone.

On May 25, 1968, she married Robert P. Galloway back in their native land of Scotland; the two met at a bar in Queens, and from there fell in love… Happily married for 51-years. Mr. Galloway survives at home.

For many years, Christine worked as a travel agent for Hollowbrook Travel in Fishkill, until retiring. In addition to being a travel agent, she was avid traveler; having traveled the globe.

Her passions in life were her family, and secondly her love for soccer. She was a longtime member of the Beacon Soccer Club, and the East Hudson Youth Soccer League which she was the first woman inducted into their Hall of Fame. Her third passion was her heritage, Christine was a member of the Dutchess County Scottish Society.

Along with her husband, Christine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jacqueline and Dimas Arroyo of Beacon. She is also survived by her two grandsons: Robert (Caitlin) Arroyo and Dimas Arroyo; and 4 great-grandchildren: Brayden, Alexander, Autumn and Brielle Arroyo.

Christine was predeceased by her sister and brother, Mary Larsen and Duncan Livingstone. She is survived by both her brother-in-law Jim (Annette) Larsen, and her sister-in-law Jean Livingstone; and her numerous nieces & nephews, all whom she adored.

Her Family & Friends will gather for a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated on Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11:00AM at St. Joachim Church, 51 Leonard Street, Beacon. A private interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Christine was a proud survivor of breast cancer which she beat twice and she has lived her life with diabetes; In lieu of flowers her family has asked for memorial donations to be made in Christine’s name to either ‘Goals for Hope’ Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 405, LaGrangeville, NY 12540 or Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), 26 Broadway, 14th Flr., New York, NY 10004.

Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the LIBBY FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES of 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508 845-831-0179; To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit: www.www.libbyfuneralhome.com

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  1. Petra and Tom Manzoeillo says:

    In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences

  2. Richard J. Ceonzo says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Galloway family on the passing of one of the sweetest persons most of us will ever know. Her courage and ‘spunk’ far exceeded the norm, and those memories will hopefully bring comfort to her loved ones.

  3. Kimberly J. Sabatini says:

    Mrs. Galloway was a soccer mom to all of us at the field. We loved the sport even more through her eyes and enthusiasm. She was also a vital part of the Beacon community, in fact, she was a shining example of how to build a wonderful place to live and love. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. The Sabatini family sends their love. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    Kim (Stanulwich), John, Jamison, Ty and Aidan

  4. Marian Trager Rayburn says:

    Beautiful memories of a beautiful person..Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Marian and Irving Rayburn

  5. Robert Lanier says:

    Mrs. Galloway was the epitome of a ‘Soccer Mom’, before the term was ever brought into the mainstream. If she wasn’t coaching you, she was cheering you on, or she was providing you a juice box and an orange slice, or she was breaking down a loss so you could perform better the next game. She was always there for Jacqueline’s games, but she was also always there for so many other men and women whose soccer careers began with the Beacon Soccer League. When she said, ‘Hey Son’, everyone’s head turned around. When she needed something, you got it for her; because you knew she was there whenever you needed anything. I am saddened by her loss, but comforted in my heart because I know that she was a blessing sent from GOD that I was able to experience in my lifetime. May you rest in Eternal Peace, Coach/Friend/Soccer Mom.

  6. Alistair Robertson says:

    I have been, a friend of Christine,s for over 63 years We first met when we started High School in Gourock where we grew up. `Christine was in the school girls hockey team and when they played all the boys myself included would go to watch not the team just Christine we called her killer in those days she was deadly with that hockey stick and took no prisoners That must have been where she got her love for sport .We last met when Christine & Robert came to Gourock for a school reunion in 1996 but kept in touch over the years I was greatly saddened to learn of Christine,s passing My deepest sympathy to Robert Jaquline & all the family your all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Alistair Robertson.

  7. Gillian Galloway Hull says:

    My deepest condolences to you Uncle Robert, Jacqueline and all that loved the amazing and straight talking Aunt Christine. Aunt Christine was an amazing lady who will be deeply missed.

  8. Paula Caruso-Powell says:

    WeI are so saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. She had a zest for life and also had an amazing spirit. She always had a comforting energy. All our love, Paula & Elbie

  9. Rich Fiege says:

    Rest easy Mrs. Galloway. You were a fun person to be around. Just never yell to shoot the ball. Please. You are loved, and will be missed.
    Love,
    Dawn & Rich Fiege, Jr.

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