Obituary for Kathleen Marie 'Kathi' Galli-Hooper
HOPE – Kathleen ‘Kathi’ Galli-Hooper, 69, beloved wife of F. Perry Hooper, died peacefully, following a period of declining health, Monday, May 15, 2017 at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, July 10, 1947, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Dolores Kuehnel Theobald. Growing up in Brighton, MI, she attended local schools, graduating from South Alphonsus High School in 1965.
Following high school, Kathi married her first husband, William Bowen and the couple welcomed two sons, Thomas and Ronald Bowen. Following his untimely death, she married her second husband Charles Galli, and kept busy raising her children and four step-children as well as helping with their business. For over forty years they owned and operated the Brighton Automatic Car Wash. Upon Charles’s death, she continued running the car wash with her son until he purchased the business when she retired. After retirement Kathi wintered in Florida. She met F. Perry Hooper through a mutual friend and they were married in 2007.
Kathi and Perry have enjoyed traveling, visiting family and friends along the way. She loved to play games, especially Texas Hold’em Poker and Bingo. In her early years she could be seen knocking down pins at the local bowling alley. Kathi took great pleasure in the many trips and tours she was able to take with her friends.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Kathi was predeceased by William Bowen, Chuck Galli, and sisters-in-law, Carol Ciupa and Annie Theobald. She is survived by her husband F. Perry Hooper; her sons, Thomas Bowen (Denise), Ronald Bowen (Carole); her step-children, Celeste Showers, Janice Kilgore, Alex Galli, Marc Galli (Mary) all of Michigan and Sherry Gagne, Juliann Rackliff (Butch) of Maine; her brothers, Larry Theobald (Diane), Robert Theobald; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane Theobald and Judith Theobald; eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A celebration of Kathi’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2017 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland. The Reverend Seth D. Jones will officiate. A service is also planned in Brighton, MI on June 6th.