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Carolyn Russell Gallagher


1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Carolyn Russell Gallagher Obituary
Carolyn Russell Gallagher
Aug. 27, 1941 - April 17, 2014
Resident of Pleasanton
Carolyn Marie Russell Gallagher of Pleasanton peacefully passed away to be with Our Lord on Holy Thursday after a long battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) while surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Oakland on Aug. 27,1941 to Violet and Ernest Russell. She touched many lives with her heart and the ever evolving love for the people around her.
Carolyn graduated from Holy Names High School in Oakland and then worked as the assistant to the director of Anatomic Energy Commission in Berkeley.
Carolyn was a loving wife of 50 years to Thomas Gallagher and had four children, Michael Gallagher (Anne Marie), Kevin Gallagher (Luci), John Gallagher (Katherine) and Joanne Gundermann (Bobby) whom she adored. A devoted grandmother to Emily, Kaitlin, Elizabeth, Madison, Thomas, Grace, Alexis, Patrick and Timothy. She was also survived by her brother Jack Russell (Marci).
Friends and Family are invited to a viewing on Tuesday April 22, 2014 from 6-7 p.m. followed by a vigil at 7:00 p.m. and a funeral service on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at 10:30 am at St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Avenue Pleasanton, CA. St. Augustine Church: (925) 484-5020.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the ALS Association or a .

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Published in East Bay Times on Apr. 20, 2014
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