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Diane L. Gallagher

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Diane L. Gallagher
Retired from Lowell Public Schools

N. CHELMSFORD -- Mrs. Diane L. Gallagher, 66, of N. Chelmsford, MA, died Friday morning, February 28, 2014, at her home unexpectedly.

She was married to Mr. Richard Gallagher with whom she would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on July 3, 2014.

Diane was born in 1948; she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Mildred L. Vinskey. She was a graduate of Hardwick High School with the class of 1966. She received her Bachelor in Arts in Art Education from Mass. College of Art, and a Masters in Art Therapy from Lesley College. Diane was also a licensed Mental Health Clinician.

She retired from Lowell Public Schools in May 2012.

She was a member of Association of Art Therapy. She loved art, traveling to the Caribbean, sailing and boating. For the last several years, Diane was the family caregiver for her parents.

Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Ryan Gallagher of Lowell, MA, a sister, Jean Klem of Hardwick, MA; a brother, Edward and his wife, Maryanne Vinskey of Ware, MA, and three brothers-in-law and their wives, Gerard and Eugenia Gallagher of Syracuse, NY, Paul and Jeanne Gallagher of N. Andover, MA, and Brian and Elizabeth Gallagher of Stratham, MA. Diane is also survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews; as well as several close friends among them Jackeline Tadioto of Woburn, MA.

GALLAGHER -- Diane L. Gallagher, of N. Chelmsford, MA, died Feb. 28, 2014. Visiting hours Mon. 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Tues. at 10 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford, MA. Cremation at Merrimack Cremation Service in Merrimack, NH. For those that wish, Contributions may be made in her name to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 978-251-4041. Guestbook at
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Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street Chelmsford, MA 01863
(978) 251-4041
Published in Lowell Sun on Mar. 2, 2014
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