Marion "Marnie" M. (Fay) Gallagher, 85, of Colchester and formerly of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at William W. Backus Hospital. She had been the loving wife of the late William R. Gallagher for nearly 40 years. Marion was born on April 26, 1936, in Dorchester, MA, one of 11, to the late William and Ruth (McMillan) Fay. Marion was kind, forgiving, selfless, and had unconditional love for her family. She enjoyed reading, loved her flower beds and will be remembered for having the strength of a warrior. Marion is survived by three children; daughter, Pamela Veilleux and her husband Greg of Plantsville; son, Steven Gallagher and Elizabeth Lawrence of Northford and daughter Melinda Machalick and her husband Walter of Colchester; former daughter-in-law, Janice Block of Wolcott; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings; Ruth M. Tobin of Pembroke, MA; Mary T. Prew of Newport, ME; Joseph W. Fay and his wife Ruth of Dedham, MA; James M. Fay of Ayers, MA, her sister-in-law, Joan Fay of Weymouth, MA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Bill, she was predeceased by siblings; William S. Fay, Jr., Thomas A. Fay, John "Charlie" Fay, Katherine McKay, Patricia A. O'Brien and Francis X Fay. For funeral service information and online condolences, please visit Plantsville Funeral Home's website at www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com
Published by The Record-Journal from Sep. 10 to Sep. 11, 2021.