Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Gallo was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Josephine Gallo, and by his oldest brother, Jules.
A manufacturing executive until his retirement, Roland enjoyed tinkering with cars and boats with his sons and working on ever-expanding house remodeling projects.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joan Schiller Gallo; two sons Keith Gallo and wife, Donna, and Bruce Gallo and wife, Joi, all of Darien; six grandchildren, Serena Gallo Nelson, Jason Gallo, Joseph Gallo, Michael Gallo, Zachary Gallo and Emilie Gallo; one great-grandchild, Rio Rose Nelson; his aunt, Mary Piscuineri, of Cupertino, Calif.; his brother, Ronald Gallo; and a nephew, Paul Gallo also of California.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, CT, from 1 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Explorer Post 53, PO Box 2066, Darien, CT 06820.