Paul John Galliano

  • Born: January 9, 1933
  • Died: September 10, 2021
  • Location: San Mateo, California

Sneider & Sullivan & O'Connell's Funeral Home - FD-230

977 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel. (650) 343-1804

Tribute & Message From The Family

Paul Galliano took his last mulligan, and "played" his last round of golf on Friday, September 10th, 2021. Born in Pleasanton to Margherita Constantine Bella and Etienne Stefano Galliano on January 9, 1933. Paul stayed put and built his life in the Bay Area.

He served in the Korean War as a member of the Army. When he returned from Korea, he spent some of his formative years in Daly City, claiming to be both a pool shark, and a ladies man.

He once claimed that not only did he actually make a living playing pool, but that he also had 3 girlfriends at the same time - and they were all named Shirley!

Those days were soon over once he met Patricia Ann Byrne, and married her on August 28, 1958.

While living in Daly City, Paul and Pat had 4 children. In 1970 they moved to San Mateo and built their home. By trade Paul was a machinist, and by 1969 he owned his own company, G.H. Machine Co. in Redwood City. At its peak he had 12 employees, and he ran it successfully for over four decades until he retired in 2012.

He truly enjoyed traveling and visited everywhere from Alaska to Australia, Hawaii to Europe. Another great passion was golf. He was fortunate enough to have played golf courses all over the United States. Most will remember that by far - his favorite golfing excursion was his legendary "guys only" tournaments at Pine Mountain Lake. There was one thing he enjoyed even more than golf or travel, and that was watching his kids and grandkids play sports. It was a rare weekend when you didn't see him at a baseball, basketball, volleyball, soccer or softball game cheering from the sidelines.

Paul was a very generous man who sponsored dozens of softball, volleyball, baseball and soccer teams over the years. He was always the first one to pull out his wallet and pay for numerous dinners for family and friends. He also truly enjoyed his monthly family dinners, and Monday Night Football games which he always hosted at his home.

Before passing, one of the last things he said to his kids was, "I lived a really good life". That he did. Paul leaves behind his 4 children, Paul, Michelle, Lynda and Steve, 9 grandchildren, Danielle, Sean, Gabrielle, Nicolas, Ally, Mackenzie, Madison, Shannon and Ryan, and 4 great grandchildren, Ethan, Aubrey, Riley and Paige, along with the second love of his life, Nancy.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Please know that our warmest thoughts are with Mr. Paul Galiano's children & extended family. My Dear friend Nancy always spoke lovingly of her " Paul" as a " Gift" in her life. Thank you Mr.Galliano. I felt as if I had known you myself...for she spoke highly of you. R.I.P.

Posted by Anthony Bermeo    October 02, 2021

You can imagine my shock when I first heard that you were ill and then again when I heard that you had passed! You see I was of the belief that you would live well into your hundreds, that there would be no way that your light could ever be extinguished! Although I wish you could still be with all of us, the lives that you have touched will live on into eternity! Thank you for allowing me to be one of those lives.

Posted by Mary Franco - Pacifica, CA - Family Friend   September 25, 2021

Heaven welcomed a new Angel. Best wishes to the entire Galliano family. Paul Sr - If you happen to cross paths with my mom give her a huge for me.

Best regards.

Posted by Marc Biagini - San Mateo, CA - Friend   September 25, 2021

Dear Paul,

I´m so sorry to read that you lost your father. I´m sure he was a very handsome young man, just as you were in high school when you had your very cool Red truck. Your girlfriend, Rachel Shelby and I were best friends back then. I don´t know if you remember me, but I´m also so saddened to hear she also passed shortly before your father. If you have time, I´m sure her mother Louisa would love to see you again. Please take care and please stay well.

God Bless you and your family,

Carrie Shepard
Sacred Heart High School
Class of 1973/4

Posted by Carrie Shepard - School   September 22, 2021

RIP Paul - our families have known each other for years and years. We have so many fond memories. Cruises, rolling a bottle on a door, El Dorado, liver bacon onion dinners, strawberries and grand marnie, bingo, El Dorado just to name a few. You will be missed but forever in our hearts....

Posted by Joanne Carli - SAN MATEO, CA   September 13, 2021

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