Dr. Joseph H. Galia, Jr., of Marshfield, passed away on Aug 8, 2020. He was 68. Joe was born in Ridley Park, PA, raised in Wallingford, PA, and served 6 years in the US Navy.
He received his Bachelors from BC in 1973, his Masters degree from BC in 1985, and his Doctorate in Numerical Analysis from BU in 1996. Joe was a lead statistician at the International Study Center at Boston College for over 20 years.
Joe is survived by his daughter Mary Elizabeth Galia Kimball and her husband Chris of Randolph, his former wife Beverley Arbuckle of Needham, his siblings Thomas Galia, John Galia and his wife Mary, James Galia and his wife Meg, Robert Galia, Sue Zerbe and her husband Malcolm and his sister in law Maureen Galia. He was the brother of the late Anne Donovan.
Visiting hours will be on Sun Aug 16 from 3-6 PM in the Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave NEEDHAM. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Mon at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Help of Christians Church 573 Washington St. Newton. For all services proper Covid-19 precautions (wearing facemasks and practicing safe distancing) will be required. Interment with US Navy Honors will be held on Mon at 1:45 PM at the Mass National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Joseph to support cancer research and patient care.
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