GALLAGHER, John Joseph
John Joseph Gallagher, 84, of Bristol, beloved husband of Theresa (Ledoux) Gallagher, died on Monday (May 7, 2012) at the Pines at Bristol. John was born on October 29, 1927 in Bristol and was one of seven children of the late George and Anastasia (Keith) Gallagher. He was a longtime Bristol resident where he worked at Wallace Barnes Steel Division, which later became Theis Precision Steel, until retiring. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Florida where they spent 20 years before returning to the area two years ago. He was a World War II veteran serving in the United States Army Air Corps and was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his wife of 63 years, John is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Lenore Gallagher of Bristol, Craig and Barbara Gallagher of Marlow, NH, and Michael and Julie Gallagher of Bristol; two sisters, Helen Mackiewicz of Terryville and Alice Bartz of Chatham, MA; eight grandchildren, Sheri and Chris Bianco, Kimberly and Bob Wojewoda, Scott, Seth, Evan, and Jillian Gallagher all of Bristol, Jessica Gallagher of Keene, NH, and Brittany Gallagher of Maine; four great grandchildren, Ben, Hannah, Ashlyn, and Elizabeth; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Kevin Gallagher, and his four brothers, George, Charlie, Kenneth, and Roger Gallagher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on May 26, 2012 (Saturday) at 11:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Church, 235 Maltby St., Bristol. Burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol on May 26, 9:30-11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Please visit John's memorial website at www. FunkFuneralHome.com.