David F. Gallagher, 61, passed away Fri. Dec. 11 surrounded by his family at UMass Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Lucille (McKeown) Gallagher and 3 children; James T. Gallagher of Douglas, David P. and his wife CaSaundra Gallagher of Dracut, and Timothy A. and his wife Shannon Gallagher of N. Attleboro; his 3 grandchildren, who will miss him greatly, Michael and Julianna of N. Attleboro, and Maia of Dracut; his sister Margaret and her husband John Balint of Stratford, CT, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Kathryn Harden.
David was born on Oct. 12, 1954 and raised in Auburn, the son of James G. Gallagher and the late Kathryn (Wineman) Gallagher. After graduating from Auburn High School, Dave attended college and technical school, then taking a job in T.V. repair. After, he started a career at Digital for many years, continuing in that pathway at Mentor Graphics where he excelled at computer engineering.
In his spare time, Dave was proud of his achievements in home improvement. He enjoyed camping, canoeing, kayaking, and scouting. Most of all he enjoyed family activities. He had deep regrets of his faults and hoped for compassion. The family wishes to thank all the caretakers, family, and friends for all the care, support, and kindness.
A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Sat. Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Blackstone Valley United Methodist Church, 61 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Dave’s memory may be made in contributions of good deeds to others or one’s favorite charity. To leave a condolence message for the family, please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com