Raymond Gallagher

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Raymond Gallagher

May 31, 1936 - September 07, 2018

Salem, MA - Raymond Gallagher, age 82, husband of Frances A. (Rooney) Gallagher, passed away on Friday morning, September 7, 2018, at his home. Born in Everett, son of the late John P. and Mary (Lydon) Gallagher, he was raised in Everett and graduated from Everett High School in the class of 1954. He entered Suffolk University and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1960, and received his master’s degree from Salem State College. While attending Suffolk University, Raymond entered the National Guard. He started his career at Everett High School in the English Department. He retired after 37 years at the school as the Director of the English Department. During summer vacations from teaching, Raymond worked with Greyhound Bus lines as a driver for the company for over 15 years. He enjoyed all sports, but most especially baseball, and had attended Suffolk University on a baseball scholarship.

Surviving him in addition to his wife are his children, Michael B. Gallagher of Salem, Edward J Gallagher and his partner Deborah Arno of Salem, Raymond F. Gallagher of South Grafton, Sean T. Gallagher of Salem. Brother of Mary Sullivan of Bergenfield, N.Y., Harriet Harrington of Dennis, Mass., and Joseph Gallagher of N. Reading. Grandfather of Christopher, Samuel, Sydney, Emma, John, and Lauryn; and many nieces and nephews. He was also the grandfather of the late Joseph Gallagher; and brother of the late William and Bernard Gallagher.

Visiting hours will be held at the Murphy Funeral Home, 85 Federal St., corner of North St., Salem, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be at St. James Church, 160 Federal St., Salem, on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For additional information or online guestbook, please call 978-744-0497, or visit www.MurphyFuneralHome.com.
Published on September 11, 2018
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Ken and Cindy Perrone
Sep 12, 2018
To the Gallagher family,Our deepest condolences on the passing of your love one. Ray did so many wonderful things with his life. I am sure God is pleased with his accomplishments on earth.He is now with God starting his new promised life in Heaven.Our\ loss on earth is God's gain in Heaven.
Please know our prayers and thoughts are with the Gallagher family during this difficult time of losing A Husband, father, grand father, brother and a friend to many. He will be remembered ALWAYS, be missed ALWAYS and be loved for eternity by his family and friends
With all our love, Ken and Cindy Perrone
Marcy Durgin
Sep 12, 2018
Sean .. my condolences to you and your family