Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 27, 2009
William Joseph Gallagher, 74, of Suffolk, died Sept. 26, 2009. He was born in Jim Thorpe, Penn., the son of the late Margaret Mulligan Gallagher and James Leo Gallagher. He was predeceased by his brother, John Thomas Gallagher. He retired as a service engineer from Signode Corporation. William was a member of St. Mary’s of the Presentation, where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Endicott Elks Lodge in New York.
William is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sylvia C. Gallagher, daughter and son-in-law, Colleen Marie and Dave Wayne Duncan of Chesapeake; sons and daughter-in-law, William Joseph Gallagher, Jr. of Milton, Fla., James C. Gallagher of Rochester, N.Y.; Michael F. and Sheryl Ann Gallagher of Plano, Texas; nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren; a sister, Sister Anne Mary Gallagher of Wilmington, Del.; and a brother and sisters-in-law, James Edward and Sue Gallagher of San Antonio, Texas, and Lynn Gallagher of Ocala, Fla.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Presentation, with Father Piotr Bialkowski officiating. Entombment will follow at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery. Friends may join the family before the service from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church for a time of visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Suffolk Chapter, 604 Constance Woods Dr., Suffolk, VA 23434.
Parr Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at www.parrfuneralhome.com.