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Joan Kathleen (Gallagher) Moore completed her journey her on earth on Dec. 4 at the Milford Regional Medical Center. Born in New Haven Conn., Oct. 21, 1949 the daughter of Anita (Schebell) Gallagher of Houston, Texas, formerly of Medway and the late James Gallagher, the former owners of Gallaghers Furniture in Medway. Joan grew up in West Haven, Conn., where she attended St. Peters, School in New Haven. Her family moved to Medway where she attended Marion High School in Framingham where she excelled in all her studies there. A homemaker, she was a hands on mother, focusing on tutoring her children in the joys of reading, the arts, sciences and travelling that she so loved. She was loyally devoted to her family and they were the people that she held close to her heart. Her loving daughter, Rachael, was always by her side and was with her at the hospital holding her hand when she passed away after a lengthy illness. Joan was an avid reader, enjoyed the beach, swimming, traveling, taking long walks, writing, and spending time with her family. There wasnt a topic that she did not know and was able to converse about it at great length. She was always eager to learn new things and had a wonderful sense of adventure. Joan had been a volunteer at the Uxbridge Senior Center for many years and was always willing to help in whatever capacity she could. In addition to her mother she is survived by her daughter Rachael Anne Moore of Whitinsville and her son Walter Pope III of Fresno, Calif. She is also survived by her siblings Patricia and her husband Patrick Harrison of Houston, Texas, James Gallaher Jr. of Houston, Texas, Steven Gallagher and his wife Ann of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary and her husband Andy Oretsky of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by the light of her life, her grandson, Ryley Johnson. She was the loving aunt to her niece and goddaughter, Colleen Harrison, as well as James Gallagher, Christopher Gallagher, Danielle Gallagher, Lauren Gallagher and Ryan Gallagher. Her memorial Mass was celebrated on Saturday Dec. 11 in St. Joseph Church, 151 Village Street, Medway at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association 460 Totten Pond Road, #400, Waltham, Ma 02451. Arrangements are under the care of the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home (www.ginleyfuneralhomes.com) 3 Barber St. Medway.

Published in The Country Gazette from Dec. 9 to Dec. 16, 2010
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