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1922 - 2014
GALLIGAN, Josephine Gray Of Southborough, died on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Born in 1928 in County Sligo, Ireland. Josephine emigrated to the United States in 1956. Beloved wife of the late Gerard Galligan. Josephine moved to Southborough where she resided until her death. Dear friend of the late Father Eymard Galligan, their home was ever a place of hospitality. The eldest of four siblings, Josephine is survived by her sister, Monica Gray Nelson of Madeleine Island, WI and her brother Hubert B. Gray and his wife, Joan Sullivan Gray of Braintree. Predeceased by her sister Margaret Gray OBrien, wife of the late Jack OBrien of Stony Brook, Long Island, Josephine also leaves behind her brother in-law, Clem Galligan of MD, nieces Christine Galligan of MD, Suzanne Galligan of Glens Falls, NY, Jacqueline Nelson of Delta Junction, Alaska, Cindy Strauman of Duluth, MN, Goretta Walsh of Dublin, Ireland, Christine Gray-Mullen of Amherst, MA, Nola Gray of Portland, OR, as well as nephews Michael Galligan of MD, John Galligan of Philadelphia, John J. Nelson of TX, and Brian and Troy Nelson of Madeleine Island, WI. Josephine also leaves behind beloved great and great-grandnieces and nephews in the United States, Ireland, and Luxembourg as well as innumerable dear cousins and beloved friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main Street, Route 30, SOUTHBOROUGH, on Monday, March 24 from 4-7 P.M. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne Church in Southborough on Tuesday, March 25 at 11 AM. Burial will take place in St. Peters Cemetery on the following weekend in Saratoga Springs, NY. Donations in Josephines memory may be made to charities representing her great love of animals, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Alley Cats as well as Satha Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature in Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo, Ireland. To leave words of condolence to the family, please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.
Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 23, 2014
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