Mary Alice (Galante) Wilson

Mary Alice Wilson (Galante), born October 23, 1938 in Detroit, Mich., daughter of Peter and Minnie (Allen) Galante passed away on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 1:24 a.m., after a vigilant battle with cancer.

Mary is survived by her husband Jerry Wilson, of Booneville; daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Damin Banducci,and son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laurie Tomko. She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Galante. Mary had 5 grandchildren: Alessandra, Vanni, and Giancarlo Banducci; Ariana and Shannon Tomko; nieces and nephews Mary, Joe, Tom, and Gina.

Mary enjoyed her hobby of gardening and filling her home with indoor and outdoor nick-knacks, and sharing her country lifestyle with beloved husband Jerry.

Jerry said: "Mary, in touch with the world around her, had exceptional love for nature especially birds, flowers and plants. She developed 11 arbors, numerous flower and vegetable gardens among the patios surrounding our home place. It was as though the plants and birds were her children, she paid tender loving care to them and developed serene peaceful settings for everyone to enjoy. Her serene smile and peaceful nature was a blessing to everyone she entertained. If everyone could enjoy a life like I’ve had with Mary they would be happy indeed. I hope all people will have the opportunity to experience the love I was blessed with in Mary Galante Wilson."

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.