Nancy T. Galkowski, Arlington’s former deputy town manager, died Friday, Feb. 15, from pancreatic cancer, according to her obituary on the Miles Funeral Home website. She was 58.
Galkowski, who had been town manager in her native Holden until recently, served as assistant to the town manager, acting town manager and lastly deputy town manager in Arlington, according to her obituary. She left for Holden in 2010.
Her career in public service started in 1977 in Holden after she received her bachelor’s from the University of Vermont at Burlington, her obituary states. She then went onto earn a master’s in government administration from the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After that, she came to Arlington, where she stayed for more than two decades.
Galkowski is survived by her husband of 30 years, Lawrence H. Galkowski, two sons, Christopher T. and Alexander J. Galkowski, both of Holden, among other relatives.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Galkowski’s family from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main St., Holden. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Mary’s Church, 114 Princeton St., Jefferson.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Galkowski’s memory may be made to Massachusetts Municipal Management Association, Nancy Galkowski Legacy Leadership Fund, One Winthrop Square, Boston, MA 02110. To share a memory or leave an online condolence, visit www.milesfuneralhome.com.