Obituary

 

Margaret M. Gallagher

August 7, 1937 - January 4, 2018

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BIOGRAPHY

 

Margaret Gallagher (neé Renaghan), of Dumont, entered into eternal life on Thursday, January 4th.  Beloved wife of C.J. Gallagher.  Devoted mother of Margie Gallagher and Paul Grasso.  Cherished grandmother of Neil and Sean.  Dear sister-in-law of Julia Renaghan.  Predeceased by a son, Edward John Gallagher and a brother, Patrick Joseph Renaghan.

 

Peg was born in New York City to Patrick and Margaret (neé McElwain) Renaghan.  She was employed as a bookkeeper at Temple Emanuel for many years.  Peg was an active member of St. Mary’s Church since 1960, volunteering tirelessly.  She was instrumental in the inception of the parish council, later becoming a member of said council.  Peg also worked as a school secretary and oversaw the children’s newspaper and was involved with the baptismal program, and was a reader of the Word for 28 years.  Peg’s greatest joy was dancing.  She danced with the Sophisticated Ladies of Midland Park, never missing a class.  She also enjoyed the dancing of her childhood, and was a member of the St. John’s Ceili Dance Group.  Peg enjoyed everything she did with family and friends; she loved you all!

 

Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, January 10th, 11 AM, St. Mary’s Church, Dumont.  Interment Ascension Cemetery, Monsey, NY.  Visitation Tuesday, January 9th, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Avenue, Dumont.