Areta Andrei Galateanu

May 15, 1945 ~ September 14, 2019 (age 74)

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Areta Andrei Galateanu, 74,peacefully passed away Saturday, September 14th, in the arms of her loving son.  She is survived by husband, Marcu; only child, Michael and granddaughter, Ashley Galateanu; sisters: Valeria Psenisnic, Natalia Andrei, Corina Andrei, Aurelia Andrei, Marina Marchidan, Nora Berler; nieces and nephews: Danuti Pfenifnic, Manuela Reagan, Christy Verdet, Laura Tanase and Marian Marchidan.  Preceded in death by her parents, Pastor Augustin Andrei & Miss Valeria Andrei sister, Dorina Verdet and sister-in-law, Livia Galateanu. 

As a veterinary graduate from the University of Bucharest, she was the proud daughter of an 11th generation Romanian orthodox priest, lineage dating back to 1706.  

Visitation will be held at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center 8941 Kleinman Road (one block south of Ridge Road) Highland, IN, 46322 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.  Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center beginning at 10:00 am.  Burial to follow at Concordia Cemetery in Hammond, Indiana.  Luncheon to be held subsequent to burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to: New St. George Romanian Orthodox Church 
PO Box 613
Schererville, IN 46375

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home and Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Kevin Nordyke by calling us at 219-838-0800 or visiting us at

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September 17, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

Funeral Service
September 18, 2019

10:00 AM
Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8941 Kleinman Rd.
Highland, IN 46322

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