Opal E. Gallion, 1923-2019

Opal E. Gallion
Opal E. Gallion, 1923-2019. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Opal E. Gallion, 95, of Henry Street, passed away early Thursday, April 11, 2019. Opal was born in Wise, Va. July 10, 1923, the daughter of John and Maude (Stidham) Jones. Opal became a certified nurse assistant through McGirr Nursing Home and worked in home health care.

After retiring from nursing care, Opal took various people into her home for one-on-one care. During this time, she enjoyed giving after school care to her grandchildren and very much enjoyed going to their various school and sport functions. During the summer, she and Clyde would take the resident and the grandchildren on vacation to her hometown in the south. She loved the Florida vacations; she even went on amusement rides.

Opal is survived by her son Clyde A. Gallion Jr. and wife Diane of North Walpole, N.H.; her brother Levi Jones of Gallion, Ohio; grandchildren Tanya McAllister and Justin Gallion; three great-grandchildren Alexis, Ray, and Elizabeth; and two great-great-grandchildren Carter and Rowan whom she loved dearly. She is predeceased by her parents, siblings, and her husband Clyde.

There will be a graveside service Tuesday, April 16 at 3:30 p.m. in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls, Vt. A celebration of Opal’s life will follow at the American Legion in Bellows Falls, Vt.

Arrangements are in the care of Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home.

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