Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Michael Romasco Gallogly, 39, son, brother, uncle and beloved friend, passed away suddenly in Hong Kong on October 27, 2020.
He is survived by his parents, Frances M. Romasco and Paul V. Gallogly of Providence, RI; her siblings and spouses: Jessie Gallogly and Paul Bennett, Patrick Gallogly and Alana Schlemm, Brendan Gallogly, Terrance Gallogly and Erin Callahan, Liam Gallogly and Briana Browning, Elinora Gallogly and Jacqueline Selbitschka, and Martin Gallogly and Darlene Tat; his nieces and nephews, Desmond, Sage and Dominic Bennett, Weston Gallogly and Parker Gallogly, as well as many loving and supportive uncles, aunts, cousins ââand friends.
Michael was a free spirit and irrepressible fighter who held his beliefs and truths deeply and was passionate about politics and social justice issues. Born in Providence, he excelled in his passions from an early age. Michael played the trumpet in the school orchestra and developed a passion for baseball after playing in the senior league. He then went on to coach the Fox Point Little League, helping guide his little brother’s team to a championship in 2005. Over the years, he was an avid collector of baseball cards, comics, and more recently. , from WWII watches.
From Providence to London, New York to Los Angeles and finally Hong Kong, Mike has traveled the world, building businesses and making global connections. Mike’s accomplished career in the fashion industry began as a retail associate and intern. Through his hard work and business acumen, he rose to positions that included director of operations and production at various clothing companies including A New York Thing, Amour Lux US, Les Chiffoniers and as as CFO of Sunset Leather Group. In 2015, he became a partner at Seazon Pacific, a luxury clothing manufacturer in Hong Kong. More recently, his love and talent for fashion and skateboarding led him to partner with Victoria Hong Kong, a skate clothing company.
Mike was an accomplished skateboarder who was very happy when his day was spent skating his favorite spots with his team. He had a tremendous capacity for love and kindness and was considered a mentor by many in the business and skateboarding communities. As a teenager, his efforts to convince Providence to build a skatepark were the subject of an article by Bob Kerr (âSome can surf this beach, some can’tâ) in the Providence Journal.
Mike has led a rich life and leaves a complex legacy. His friends and family knew he was an incredibly unique and gifted individual, which made his passing all the more difficult and the depth of sadness all the deeper. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
He will be loved forever.
For those interested in making a donation in Mike’s memory, the family asks you to consider the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Rhode Island or the ACLU.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 3 p.m. at 64 Hall of the Slavin Center on the Providence College campus. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For a complete obituary, visit Galloly funeral home.
COVID restrictions require all participants to provide proof that they have received all recommended doses of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days before the Service or that they have had a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours following the Service.