Rosemary Galgano


In Loving

Rosemary Galgano

May 07, 1946Dec 31, 2018

Memorial Service


Unity Church of Bon Air


Sat, January 26, 2019


2 : 00 AM – 12 : 00 AM

Obituary message

Rosemary Galgano, 72, of Henrico County passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Please join us at 2pm on Saturday January 26th 2019 at Unity of Bon Air, 923 Buford Rd Richmond Va 23235. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers or gifts we request donations be sent to local pet charities or adoption agencies. This shall please Rosemary & honor her passion of animal rescue.



  1. Angie Brown April 1, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    So very grateful to have known and studied with Rosemary some time back. Had been out of touch and not known of her health challenge, but am truly and eternally grateful for her extreme kindness, patience, and generosity in devotedly teaching me.

    I continue to be beyond awed by her service and constant (and I do mean constant) prayer for others, our community, and planet. She knew so much and lived her faith not only actively, but continuously, with the most extreme dedication. I regret not learning more from her but am eternally grateful for her and her extraordinary example of someone who walked her talk so beautifully and incredibly. It seemed fitting that she make her ascension on the 31st, for surely it involved a blaze of glory and celebration.

  2. Sharon (and Rob) Berube April 1, 2019 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. I have never been to a more knowledgeable or compassionate massage therapist. She will always be close to my heart. I feel she helped me be a healthier person physically, mentally, and spiritually. May her sweet soul rest in Heaven with the God and the angels.

  3. Nathan Ayers April 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I’m saddened to learn of Rosemary’s passing. She was an amazing person and an amazing massage therapist. Her ability to know what needed work within minutes of laying her hands on me was incredible! She was integral part of my recovery from breaking my back in a bad accident in 2008. I truly believe that if it wasn’t for Rosemary’s knowledge and ability as a massage therapist, I would still be in constant pain. I always enjoyed our chats while she was working on my tight legs from too many miles on the bike and not enough time stretching. She would always tell me afterwards that I was “hard work” and one of tightest clients that she worked on (not a compliment for me). But, her knowledge of the human body was impressive and her ability to get to the root problem was unbelievable. She was more than my massage therapist, she was a true friend and I will miss her dearly. I know her soul is at peace now in Heaven with God and her family and friends.

  4. Diane York April 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    For ten years plus Rosemary’s therapy was able to keep me dancing, running, and living my life. She was the best at her profession and seemed to know more about the body than any practitioner I went to. There will be no replacing her. Missing her!

  5. Dena Moore April 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I am so sad to hear this news about Rosemary. She has kept me healthy and active for the past four years. I will miss her greatly—not only because of her magical work but also because she was a wonderful human being.

    Will be thinking of her daughter, granddaughter, and sister over the coming weeks.

  6. Delores Smith April 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    What terrible sad news! Rosemary was a gifted and knowledgeable massage therapist who healed me when orthopedists and surgeons could only come close! She was a remarkable woman whose faith was real, whose desire for knowledge was strong, and whose commitment to her patients and her family (both two-legged and four-legged) was genuine. She has left a void in this community, and in my life.

  7. Rachel W. April 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    This is extremely sad news. Rosemary was in a league of her own as far as massage therapists go. I had the privilege of working with her for a few years and she taught me so much.

    She taught me about Vitamin D. I vividly remember her stepping out onto the patio at work in the late afternoons for 10-15 minutes. She always looked super peaceful and would come back in and say, “it’s as good as taking a nap.”

    She will be remembered and missed deeply!

  8. Margee Krebs April 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Rosemary was a true light in this world. I loved working with her and sending my patients to her! She was part of a community of healers here in Richmond, and we will all miss her gifted work, her endless compassion and fierce curiosity. I know she’s with her angels now, but those of us here are grieving.

  9. Kathleen Maccio Holman April 1, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Thinking of dear Rosemary and her miraculous lightness of love and fullness of spirit. Her gifts were extraordinary, and she generously shared them with so many of us. Her energy of integrity, respect, and awareness was remarkable. Hail Rosemary, full of grace.

    A treasured and rare Angel has flown out of our arms but if you pause a moment, you might find her perched on your shoulder.

    With sympathy to the Galgano family and to all who were touched by Rosemary.

  10. Lucy Hooper April 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Rosemary was a gift to us, certainly with her abundant talent but even more importantly with her generosity of spirit and genuine interest in our well-being. Rosemary remained a student and I believe she enjoyed the pleasures of being a life-long learner. Rosemary remains a shining star for me and for many.

  11. Joseph Michael Anger April 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Rosemary Galgano’s Memorial Service With gratitude & honor I send this message. We now have a date/time & place to honor the Lifestream of Rosemary Galgano.

    My name is Joseph Michael & will graciously be Celebration of Life Minister

    Please join us on 2pm Saturday January 26th 2019

    Unity of Bon Air 923 Buford Rd Richmond Va 23235

    Reception to follow in Unity of Bon Air

    In lieu of flowers or gifts we request donations be sent to local pet charities or adoption agencies. This shall please Rosemary & honor her passion of animal rescue.

    Joseph Michael Anger [email protected] (804)399-9447

  12. Kristen Streadbeck April 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Rosemary was the ‘Yoda’ of massage therapy. She was a master at her craft. I brought my daughter to her. Rosemary helped my daughter come out of her holding pattern due to traumatic brain injury. I would pick up my daughter who would come out glowing, eyes bright, able to move… it was miraculous to me to see the impact her sessions had on my daughter. Rosemary became my daughters friend as well. I appreciated Rosemary’s sweet, kind and giving soul. We will miss you …Until we meet again my friend.

  13. Teresa Galgano April 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Rosemary was a victim of the cult, Church Universal and triumphant. She gave up her child for this cult. She devoted her life to this cult because she brainwashed. This is a dangerous cult. Her family understood this and made sure she had a safe place to live. They preyed upon her mental illness and depression. They sucked tens of thousands of dollars from her over the years. The Church Universal and Triumphant is a dangerous cult. Rosemary had a gentle soul which was exploited by this Cult. I never really understood her plight until I read her correspondence after her death. She was forced into an arranged marriages. She was duped into a scam to pay more money to the Cult. It is a very sad life she was subjected to in this cult.

  14. Anna April 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Dearest Teresa: Rosemary was not victim at all. This Church would never have anyone give up their child. They don’t have any payment requirements, it’s based on what your freely give and no one keeps track of how much you give. There never was or is a ‘scam’ to pay them money. She had a very rewarding and fulfilling life in service to humanity and to God. She wasn’t kidnapped, brainwashed, or forced. She benefited from her involvement and reached 100s of people fulfilling their spiritual needs. I am saddened you had this rift between you, it burdened her greatly. I am not a member of the Church and speak as a neutral person. Dear Teresa, please do not be bitter. Do not be angry. That is the last thing she would want. Her activity in this Church meant a great deal to her and made her happy. It was her passion. She was heartbroken by the way you felt about it. Please. Let’s just remember beloved Rosemary and not her affiliations. In my heart, I believe it made her a better person. Much love and kindness to you Teresa. I wish you to be at peace, not angry. And that, I am certain is what Rosemary would want to.

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