Suzanne Campbell Thompson Galotti, 55, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018, after a brief
illness. She was the loving wife of Atty. Joseph Galotti, Jr. of Meriden, for over 31 years. She
was born at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 1963. She was raised
on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and was immensely proud of her Maryland heritage.
She was a beauty queen, having been crowned Miss Eastern Shore Fire Chief. She was a
graduate of Easton (MD) High School, where she starred as Dolly Levi in their production of
“Hello, Dolly!.” She attended Emerson College, earning a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Suzanne was a long-time fundraiser for the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, and most recently, found both friendship and happiness working in the Wallingford office of Century-21 All Points Realty.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Gillian Campbell Galotti, of
Meriden, her father, Dr. Robert C. Thompson, most recently of Wallingford, and her sister, Brett Nicole Thompson Glidden, of Homer, Alaska. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Aaron Glidden, Christopher Galotti, Glenn Galotti, James Nye, and Peter Cunningham, as well as sisters-in-law, Janet (Galotti) Cunningham, and Jayne (Galotti) Nye. She further leaves behind four nieces, Bryce Glidden, Hadley Glidden, Kristina Cunningham, and Irina Cunningham, three nephews, James Glavin, Salvatore Galotti, and Todd Nye, her aunt and uncle Natalie and Michael Craven, her aunt and uncle Nini and Richard Northrop, three cousins, Matthew Craven, Douglas Northrop, and Nancy Wolanski. She also leaves behind three very special friends, Donna Cole, Laura Gervais, and Sheila Hoffman. She was predeceased by her mother, Patricia Hadley Thompson, her maternal grandparents, E.P. Hadley and Gladys Hadley, her paternal grandparents, Dr. T. Campbell Thompson and Cornelia Tomlin Thompson, her mother and father-in-law, Marion F. Galotti and Atty. Joseph Galotti Sr. and her nephew Bryan Nye.
Suzanne loved her family deeply and was the most loving and selfless wife, mother, daughter,
sister, aunt, and friend that anyone could ever hope for. She could not possibly have loved or
been more proud of her daughter, Gillian, who was the light of her life, and whom she raised to
be an exceptional young woman.
Suzanne loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. For years, she was a staple in the local
Kiwanis Kapers variety show, where she rendered both solo performances and sang duets with
her husband, Joe, who readily, albeit begrudgingly, admitted her voice was far superior to his.
She was a member of the North Italian Home Club of Meriden Ladies Auxiliary and served as an officer for the Meriden Public Schools’ Project Graduation. She enjoyed both fashion and
shopping and had an impeccable sense of style. Her outfits were always coordinated and
accessorized perfectly. Suzanne had an indomitable spirit.
Her family would like to thank all who helped them during her last illness, particularly the
doctors, nurses, and staff of the Neurologic Intensive Care Unit of Hartford Hospital, to whom
they will be forever grateful, for their compassionate, noble, and heroic care for Suzanne during her final days. Suzanne was an organ donor. Her family would like to encourage all who loved her to honor her memory by following her lead in that regard.
Suzanne’s wake will be held at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden, Connecticut, this Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 4 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, 22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018. Those planning to attend Suzanne’s funeral are asked to go directly to the church that day. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Donation in Suzanne’s memory may be made to: The North Italian Home Club Scholarship Fund, 43 Thorpe Ave, Meriden, Connecticut 06450.