Gallagher, Thomas J.
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May 31, 1940 - Oct. 4, 2013
Thomas J. Gallagher passed away peacefully at his home on October 4th, 2013. Tom was born to Viola McEnaney Gallagher and Joseph Thomas Gallagher of Valley Stream, Long Island, NY on May 31st, 1940. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and University of Florida Law School. Upon graduation, Tom chose Sarasota, FL as his permanent home, where he practiced law for over 40 years, as both a prosecutor and defense attorney.
Tom was an avid college football fan, and was especially passionate about the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. He also enjoyed golfing, sailing, walking the beach and evening strolls through the village on Siesta Key.
Tom is survived by his sister, Lou Gallagher Rivera and her husband, Richard Cash; nephews, Mando, Joe and Julius; nieces, Phyllis and Anna; Gallagher cousins, Mary Kay, Katherine, Joanne, JT, Arthur, and Ed; sisters-in-law, Marie Riepenhoff-Talty and Noama Gallagher. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joseph Thomas Gallagher II and his beloved K9, Boogie. There will be a gathering for Friends and Family, Thursday, October,17, at 3 p.m. at National Cremation & Burial Society, 2900 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, Fl. 34239
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2013