Mass of Christian Burial for Elsie Gallant, 96 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Tuesday at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo, will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson officiating. A vigil service will be held and the Rosary recited on Thursday at 6:00 from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the mass. Donations may be made in Mrs. Gallant’s memory to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming 82834.
Elsie Marie Gallant was born on April 20, 1914 in St. Germaine, Canada to Augustine and Delia Bonin. She grew up on a farm in Canada where she received her education. She moved with her mother, when she was 14 to North Oxford, Massachusetts where she worked in a textile mill. She was married in 1949 in Oxford to Francis Gallant in the St. Ann’s Catholic Church. In 1956 they moved to Rochdale, Massachusetts where she was a homemaker. Mr. Gallant retired in 1981 and they moved to Buffalo in the winter of 1983 to live nearer their son Bill Gallant and his family. Mr. Gallant passed away in December of 2001 and Elsie continued living in Buffalo until the time of her death. She had been a resident of the Amie Holt Care Center for the last two weeks.
Elsie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was an accomplished seamstress and made most of her own clothes. She was an excellent cook and loved baking. She also enjoyed needle work.
She is survived by one son Bill Gallant and his wife Joyce of Buffalo; two grandsons, Robert Layten and his wife Mindy of Pennsylvania and Larry Gallant of Buffalo; two granddaughters, Paula Close and her husband Brett of Billings and Amanda Gallant of Casper, and two great-grandsons, Patrick and Aiden Close of Billings and a great -granddaughter Madeleine of Casper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother.