anneAnne K. Galey, 92, of Falmouth died on November 14, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on January 7, 1918, the daughter of Richard N. and Mabel (Jackson) Knight. Anne grew up in Wynnewood and Gladwynne, PA, and graduated in 1936 from Agnes Irwin School. She entered Vassar College as a member of the Class of 1940. In 1939 she married William "Bill" T. Galey, the love of her life since 1935 and her life partner for 67 years until his death on January 30, 2007. Anne and Bill made their first home in Bryn Mawr, Pa, where Anne served as volunteer on several boards and committees while raising their four children, attending every hockey and lacrosse game that her girls played in. In 1962 when Bill's work shifted to New York City, the family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut. Anne became her son's baseball team's head cheerleader and score keeper. In 1975, Anne and Bill retired to Southern Pines, NC, where they made many new friends. From 1979 to 1995 she was an active member of the U.S. Senior Women's Golf Association in which she was ranked and, at the time of her death, an honorary member. During these years, Anne and Bill summered on Chebeague Island, enjoying family, friends, golf, picnics and sailing. In 1998 they moved year-round to Falmouth, Maine next to their daughter and her husband. Following Bill's death, Anne moved to Oceanview in Falmouth where, as usual, she made many new friends. In 2009, she made her home with her daughter and husband in Falmouth.

Anne always looked on the bright side and had a kind, encouraging word for everyone. Her sense of humor, sincere, friendly and often playful disposition drew people to her. Besides her family, which always came first, Anne had a passion for music, especially Benny Goodman. At Vassar, she was jazz arranger and pianist for a singing group, frequently ending her arrangements with a signature "sexy sixth." Anne and Bill's house was always full of music, from big band and musical show scores to the classics. In addition to golf, Anne followed football and baseball, always routing for the local teams. After moving to Maine, she became a huge Red Sox fan, often "watching" their games on TV with distant family members by telephone.

Anne is survived by three daughters: Nancy Beal, of Beals, widow of Ossie Beal, Fair Galey and her partner George Corrette of Stoddard, NH, Sally Barrows and her husband John of Falmouth; a son Bill Galey IV of Wilmette, IL; seven grandchildren: Lizzie Anne Beal-Peter and her husband Nightus Peter of Brooklyn, NY, "Sonny" Ossie Beal and his wife Abbi of Beals, Chelsea Agee and her husband Anive Holmes of Stoddard, NH, Rose Knight Barrows of Gardiner, Zoe Pellegrino and her husband Mark of Brooklyn, NY, Natalie Galey of New York City and Alison Galey of Wilmette, IL; and seven great-grandchildren: Damon and Kaden Beal, Icina and Alex Holmes, Elijah Guilmet of Gardiner, and Leila and Sebastian Pellegrino. She was predeceased by her parents and her only sibling Richard N. Knight, Jr.

A mass of Christian burial will celebrated at 9 a.m., November 20 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yarmouth. After the interment, the family invites friends and family to gather for refreshments and remembrances at the Barrows' house . The family wishes to thank VNA Hospice for bringing Anne's care home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Chebeague Care Resources, 132 Littlefield Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.