Michael P. Gallagher
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AGE: 57 • Carbondale, PA
Michael P. Gallagher, 57, of Carbondale, PA, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at VNA Hospice At Geisinger CMC Hospital, Scranton. He was the husband of Rita (Collins) Gallagher, they were married for 27 years. Michael was born in Jersey City, NJ on Dec. 13, 1955, a son of the late Hugh and Rita (Doran) Gallagher. He was a graduate of Raritan High School, Hazlet, NJ. He served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed on the USS Puget Sound. He retired from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, where he was a Lieutenant. Mike was a gentle, kind and loving man who always put his family first.
Michael is also survived by two sons, Jason Collins of Brick, NJ, and John Gallagher of West Hartford, CT; a daughter, Krystal Gallagher of Carbondale; a sister, Jeannie Donnelly and her husband Tom, of Hazlet, NJ; a brother, James Gallagher and his wife Susan of St. Louis, MO; two granddaughters, Corina and Cecilia Collins; and nieces, Megan and Emily Gallagher and Shannon and Jacqui Donnelly.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, with a funeral service at 6:30 p.m. at Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, PA, with Deacon Edward Kelly officiating.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 30, 2013