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James J. Gallagher

Red Hook - James J. Gallagher, 67, of Red Hook, NY, died peacefully at his home Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014.

Born December 28, 1946, in New York City, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine (Middleton) Gallagher. Jim earned his Bachelor's degree from Manhattan College in New York City. He served in the US Navy starting in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1970. Jim retired from New York Telephone Company and for many years worked as a Telephone Technician at Bard College in Annandale.

He loved to play golf, and was a member of the Red Hook Golf Club where he played in the Monday Night Golf League. A private, low key, great guy with a much appreciated sense of humor, he loved his family and his friends.

Jim married his wife, Lynn Carroll, on Aug. 31, 1991 in Sacred Heart Church, Dobbs Ferry, NY. Lynn survives him at home.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his loving family. A brother, Thomas Gallagher of CT, a sister, Joan (Joe) Hoctor of PA,, his cousin, Jaqueline Quinlan, nieces & nephews, Lynn, Courtney, and Thomas, as well as several great nieces & nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 AM on Saturday, Aug. 16th, at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook, NY. The Rev. Xavier Santiago will officiate. Interment will be private at a later date. Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Home, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, on Friday, Aug. 15th, from 4 to 7 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in Jim's memory to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. Arrangements are under the direction of the Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571. For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Aug. 14 to Aug. 16, 2014
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