Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home, Canton, MA 02021
Gerald B. Gallagher

Gerald B. Gallagher, age 87 of Canton passed away January 4th. Born in Boston, he was raised in W. Roxbury and graduated from Boston College High School. He went on to attend Tufts University, earned an Associates in Business from Johnson & Wales University and a Bachelors from Northeastern University. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War. He worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Raytheon in Norwood for 27 years and later worked for Motorola, Kodex, Allied Barton, and worked as Security officer for ADP before retiring. Gerry was a proud member of the Canton Veteran’s Service Department, a member of the American Legion Post #24 in Canton, a member of the Canton Town Club, a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus in Avon, and a coach for Canton Little League. He was also an active parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Canton where he was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul and an Usher.
Beloved husband of Jean V. (Doody). Father of Gerald J. Gallagher and his wife Denise of Abingdon, MD, Stephen C. Gallagher and his wife Kathleen of Norwood, Jeanmarie Gallagher of St. Augustine, FL, Geralyn Hanson and her husband Mark of Stoughton, Patricia Mulcahy and her husband William of Taunton, Paul Gallagher and his wife Rosemarie of Milton, Susan Guernon and her husband Guy of St. Augustine, FL, Kristen Boone and her husband Stephen of Canton, and Brendan Gallagher and his wife Cheryl of Cumberland, RI. Brother of Marcia Cox of Norwood and the late Bruce and Charles “Terry” Gallagher. Also survived by 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Visiting hours at the Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home 455 Washington St. Canton 455 Washington St. Canton Tuesday 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Oscar Romero Parish (formerly St. John the Evangelist Church, Canton Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. Burial St. Mary’s Cemetery, Canton. Veteran United States Marine Corp. Donations may be made in his memory to the Canton Veteran’s Service Department 801 Washington St. Canton, MA 02021 or to St. Oscar Romero Parish 700 Washington St. canton, MA 02021.
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Dockray & Thomas Funeral Home
455 Washington St.
Canton, MA USA 02021