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Obituary: Kristen J. (Burke) Galante

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 4 to 7 p.m. at Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Mansfield.

Kristen J. (Burke) Galante, 37, of Norton, formerly of N. Attleboro and Taunton, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

She was the wife of Richard J. Galante Jr.

Born in Brockton on March 8, 1975, Kristen was the daughter of Robert K. and Claire V. (Testa) Burke of Middleborough.

She grew up and was educated in both Brockton and Smithfield, RI. She was a graduate of Smithfield High School where was a member of, and also served as president for two years of the schools SADD Chapter. Kristen furthered her studies, attending Fisher Junior College in Attleboro.

A Norton resident for the past 7 years, she had been employed as a Portfolio Analyst for State Street Corporation in Quincy. Kristen was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Mansfield where she was wed to her husband Richard on Nov. 5, 2006.

Kristen enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, cooking and baking. Her favorite times spent were those in the presence of her family and trips with her husband to York Beach in Maine.

In addition to her husband and parents, Kristen is survived by her daughter, Abigail E. Galante of Norton; her mother and father-in-law Teresa Galante and Richard Sr. of Norton; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother Kevin R. Burke.

Her Funeral Mass, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend, will be celebrated Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 330 Pratt St. (Route 106) Mansfield. Burial will follow in the Pine Hill Cemetery, W. Bridgewater. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 4 to 7 p.m. at Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home, 55 N. Main St., Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kristen’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, care of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

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