Emily Gallardo, born in New Mexico Dec. 18, 1927, married her husband of 62 years in San Francisco and moved to Belmont 42 years ago where she attended church regularly at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Emily, an extraordinary, loving woman, died peacefully March 4, 2013 surrounded by family, the joy of her life, with whom she had spent her happiest moments. Love was her greatest gift to the family.
She leaves behind husband Frank Gallardo; three daughters, Angelica Hotti, Cecilia Mitchell and Francesca Muhlfelder; a son Kevin Gallardo; grandchildren Edward Mitchell, Gabriel Gallardo and the sweetest great-grandchild Emily Fay Mitchell.
The gardenia and camellia always brought a smile to her face. The Belmont library was her favorite venue, cooking and needlepoint her passions. She loved hot dogs and rooting for the San Francisco Giants. Watching Grand Slam tennis any hour of the day or night was as exciting as it gets. Maui, Italy and Reno were her favorite destinations.
"A mother, grandmother and great-grandmother is sadly gone. Our dear Emily will forever be in our hearts. 'To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.'" Sign the guestbook at www.crippenflynn.com.