1928 - 2021
No Vistitation Date Scheduled
FuneralFebruary 3, 2021
St. John the Evangelist Church, Website https://chelmsfordcatholic.org/watch-via-livestream
Paul F. Gallagher, 92, a resident of North Chelmsford, died Thursday January 28, 2021.
Paul was born in Lawrence, MA, the son of Henry and Helen (Hart) Gallagher. He was a graduate of Boston College and served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Sargent. He was associated with the Insurance industry for many years, and was a registered professional engineer, a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the National Fire protection Association. He was a Certified Safety Professional.
Paul was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, a Member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and a volunteer in other church and civic activities. He delivered meals to elderly residents through the Chelmsford Senior Center, until the age of 86.
Self professed” light on his feet”, he met Rita (Hayes) at a dance at the Hampton Beach ballroom. As he said, he new instantly she was the one and they continued dancing joyfully together for more than 66 years. A champion of the underdog, he was genuinely interested in people and always had a kind word and a helping hand. Paul love to laugh and always had a joke at the ready, both good and bad! A enthusiastic reader of both history and fiction, he was interested in current events and social justice issues. He had a wide range of interests from sports to spending time with his family and beloved cousins.
His humor, wise counsel, and unconditional love and support will be sorely missed by his daughter, Ann Gallagher and her husband Frank Roselli, and his son, Mark Gallagher.
Because of COVID-19, the funeral mass will be private for immediate family, but will be live streamed at St John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, Wed Feb 3, at 11 am. https://chelmsfordcatholic.org/watch-via-livestream burial the following Monday, February 8, 12:30 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. ARRANGEMENTS by Dolan Funeral Home. 978-251-4041 www.Dolanfuneralhome.com