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470 Massachusetts Avenue
PO Box 882
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: 978-263-5333
Fax: 978-263-8193
Gladys T. (Heron) Gallagher

Gladys T. (Heron) Gallagher

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Gladys T. (Heron) Gallagher, 85, of Shirley, MA, formerly of Maynard, MA, died unexpectedly Sunday May 19, 2019 at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center in Ayer, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul C. Gallagher, to whom she was married almost 40 years at the time of his passing in January, 1997.

Born and raised in Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Mullen) Heron. Mrs. Gallagher moved to Massachusetts to further her education, and graduated from the Shepard-Gill School of Nursing in Boston. A Licensed Practical Nurse, she worked for many, many years at the Rivercrest Deaconess Nursing Home in Concord before retiring.

Mrs. Gallagher met her future husband, Paul, at a dance at Revere Beach. They married in May 1958 and lived in Medford for a time before settling in Maynard in 1963, where they raised their children. They loved long walks along the Cape Cod Canal, the beach, dancing and time spent together. An avid reader, Mrs. Gallagher enjoyed winters in Bushnell, Florida and was a die-hard Red Sox fan. She wouldn’t miss a game and refused to take calls when games were in progress. Her family loved taking her to see the Sox play at Fenway Park and Jet Blue Stadium.

She is survived by 5 children: Sheila Ray and husband Tommy of Weymouth, Paula Amante and husband Paul of Maynard, Joanne LoChiatto and husband Ron of Maynard, Andrea Porter of Rehoboth and fiancé Randy Tripp, John Gallagher and wife Annette of Shirley, with whom she made her home for over 7 years. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren; sisters-in-law Ruth & Bernadette Heron of P.E.I., Canada; and many nieces, nephews and their families. She was predeceased by brothers Howard, Louis and Ivan Heron, and sisters Myrtle Pirkola, Margaret Driscoll, Viola Beagan and Pearl McShane.

Visiting hours will he held Thursday, May 23rd from 5:00-8:00 P.M. at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday May 24th at 8:30 A.M. in St. Bridget’s Church, 1 Percival St., Maynard with burial in Glenwood Cemetery, 254 Great Road (Rte 117 Entrance) Maynard. Memorial page actonfuneralhome.com
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Acton Funeral Home
    Address
    470 Massachusetts Avenue
    ACTON, MA 01720
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  • Service

    Friday, May 24th, 2019 | 8:30am
    When
    Friday, May 24th, 2019 8:30am
    Location
    St. Bridget's Church
    Address
    1 Percival Street
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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    Officiant
    Rev. John Prusaitis, Pastor
  • Interment

    Location
    Glenwood Cemetery (new section)
    Address
    254 Great Road
    MAYNARD, MA 01754
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Suzanne Gallant-Beagan

Posted at 09:15pm
Clancey and I were saddened to hear of your mom's/grandmother's passing. We were both very fond of Gladys and looked forward to seeing her at Alvin and Viola's. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Suzanne and Clancey Beagan
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Patty Chambers

Posted at 10:44pm
Sheila, Paula, Joanne, Andrea & John, I was saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. Your Mom was the kindest, most sincere person and I always enjoyed seeing her. Hold on to your special memories to get you through the tough days ahead. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest condolences Patty Chambers
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Claire

Posted at 06:11pm
Know that we ache for you and hope that in due time your family receives solace from the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort. He promised that in the Paradise life will be a delight, more than we can imagine. Until then, trust that Jehovah God heals the brokenhearted and he binds up their wounds. Wishing you the strength you need in the days ahead.
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