GALLAGHER, KATHY LYONS, 65, of Annapolis, died at home on November 17 following a lengthy battle with breast cancer. Kathy was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Marywood College. After college she moved to Annapolis and accepted a teaching position with the Anne Arundel County public schools, where she taught English until she retired to raise her children. Kathy loved to garden, to cook, and to visit Ireland. She was a warm and nurturing person. She was the heartbeat of her home and the spirit of her soul mates; her empathy and sharp wit will be missed by all who knew her. Kathy is survived by her husband, Jack Gallagher, and three daughters, Bridget, Ellen and Kathleen Gallagher, all of Annapolis, and by her mother, Catherine Lyons, and brother, Jack Lyons, both of Scranton. She was the daughter of the late William F. Lyons. Memorial contributions may be made to Little Sisters of the Poor - Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org Viewing will be held at the John M. Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, on Thursday, November 21, from 4 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 22 at 10:30am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 620 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, followed by interment at Lakemont Cemetery, Davidsonville, Maryland. Online condolences may be made at www.johnmtaylorfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Capital on Nov. 20, 2013