Marianna O'Gallagher


Marianna O'Gallagher passed away. The obituary was featured in The Gazette on May 28, 2010.

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I did not know Marianna but want to show my appreciation of her gifts to the Irish Community. Living in the states for two generations, but return to Quebec every year since birth. Have been to Grosse Ile to the great monument, have seen the Celtic Cross in Quebec City, Year of the Irish and many other Irish Celebrations. Thank you for giving us your love of culture and keeping it forefront. Our culture lives on because of you.

Marianna was a tremendously gifted person who shared her talents with so many people. She was fiercely proud of her family (John, Patrick, Brendan, Neil and Ellen Claire -- whose names I learned from Marianna in the novitiate), and also of her Irish heritage.
What I most liked about Marianna was her ability to make us laugh. She found God and humor in everything.

I'll miss you, Marianna.

A beautiful, sensitive, generous woman who touched my life

Marianna was one of the young women who entered the Sisters of Charity in 1949 when I join the community. Her company was always enjoyable. Her desire to serve others was a motivating force as I learned how Sisters of Charity witnessed to God's love in the world. In later years I lost contact with Marianna. Her winning smile,wit, intelligence and spiritual quest are things I will treasure forever. Mary McGowan, S.C.

Say hello to Terry Fox, my dad Brian, and my brother Stephen

Wish I could have been there to pay my respects to a wonderful, caring human being...great history touched my life many years ago at St. Patrick's High in peace...God bless over us, my Irish will be missed but never forgotten.

Marianna was a shining beacon of strength, humility and superior intellect. She lead by example, often launching with a perfect joke, Marianna magnetically attracted us into her wake.
As the chauffeur for Irelands' Ambassador in Ottawa in 1994, I witnessed Marianna's magical presence and intellectual comfort. At this time, her efforts were focussed on creating an active awareness to the historical importance of Grosse Ils, Canada's gateway for many Irish folk during the 1832-1957. I...

Dear Marianna, What an inspiration she was to all of us. Always ready with a wonderful joke, she sought the best in everyone and helped her fellow humans in whatever way she could.
We will miss her.
Ann Anderson (Wolfville, NS)

A great lady who did a lot for the Irish community and Grosse Isle. May she rest in peace.