Dorise Gallagher (1949 - 2014)

  • "Dorise was more than my sister she was my best friend, my..."
    - Joan Blancan
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Dorise Anna Gallagher
Aug 1, 1949 - Jun 13, 2014
Dorise Anna Gallagher, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, entered into rest on June 13, 2014 in Modesto, CA at the age of 64. She was born on August 1, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA to her loving parents Blair and Gertrude Fictum. Dorise has been a resident of the Modesto area for the past 32 years.
 Dorise leaves behind her father and her children: Tanya Kaszuba of Modesto, Jason Farrar of Lodi, Megan Smithson of Modesto, and Ryan Gallagher of Modesto. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Charles Brush of Ceres, Steven Brush of Modesto, Gavin Farrar of Ceres, Kyle Smithson of Modesto, and her siblings Linda Newton of Camarillo, Joan Brancan of San Rafael, Brian Fictum of Moreno Valley, Jeffrey Fictum of Oakhurst, Gary Fictum of Westlake Village, and Lisa Boone of Buckeye, AZ.  Dorise is preceded in death by her mother.
 Dorise was the most loving, unique, kind, funny and generous woman who was taken from us much too soon.  Our hearts are breaking as we face our lives without her. She was always there for everyone with patience, love, support, and laughter, and she now leaves behind an abundance of cherished memories. Dorise has touched the lives of so many, and will always be missed. We love you!! Franklin & Downs Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Gallagher Family. A Memorial Service will be held on June 23, 2014 at 1:00pm at Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, 1050 McHenry Avenue in Modesto. There will be a remembrance celebration following the service at Coach's Corner, 950 Oakdale Rd. in Modesto. To assist the family with funeral expenses please visit:


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Franklin & Downs Funeral Home
1050 McHenry Avenue Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-5723
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Modesto Bee from June 20 to June 21, 2014