Jacqueline Gallagher, 81, passed from this life peacefully at her home in Mountain Top on Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was surrounded by her family who loved her greatly.
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Born Jacqueline Ann Bullock, she is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph Gallagher, her four children, Joseph Jr., Sharon, Cindy and Kevin, their spouses, respectively, Nancy (Twardzik), Bob Klass, Tony Collazo and Kim (Kendra). She has five grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Katie, Briana, Corey, Brady and Jacob. Her aunt, Mildred Pavlik, her sister, Shirley (Bullock) McNellis and her family, many nieces, nephews, and in-laws that will miss her presence in their lives.
She was born in Trenton, N.J., and graduated from Trenton High. She lived the early part of her married life in Hamilton Square, N.J., and moved with her family to Mountain Top in 1967. It is here that she created and nurtured her many friendships. She participated in a weekly card club with her neighbors and loved to bowl. Jackie, as her family, friends, and those who loved her knew her, enjoyed a long life full of laughter and love.
She worked many years at the American Tobacco Co., Dana Perfume, Friedman's Express and most recently Kaufmann's, which later became Macy's. She made many friends and remained in contact even after her retirement. She loved her work, her jobs and the friends she made.
Jackie was forever a kind and loving woman. She always saw the best in people and truly loved to learn about them, their lives and families. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and lifelong friends. She was a great friend to many and will be truly missed by all who knew her.
The viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. The Funeral Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Jude's Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd. Anyone wishing to attend the Mass should go directly to the church.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 24, 2014