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Memorial Service

Plantsville Funeral Home
Wednesday September 15th, 2021

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State Veteran's Cemetery
Wednesday September 15th, 2021

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Plantsville Funeral Home
Wednesday September 15th, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Marion "Marnie" Gallagher

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.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial of ashes will follow in the State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. Calling hours will be held before the service from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.

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This is overwhelming. My best friend, my constant companion. I miss you every day.

Mindy Sep 15 2021 3:18 PM

Pam, Mindy and Steve We're sending lots of love & prayers.
Your Mom is at peace with all the angels.✨✨
She was very special.
You all have your precious memories.
Love, aunt Ruth Terri & Bob

Terri quigley Sep 15 2021 7:47 AM

So sorry for your loss Steve. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Pete Wagner Sep 13 2021 9:27 AM

Steve, Pam & Mindy, I was sad to read about your mom's passing. May all your special memories of her help you all, during these difficult days. Thinking of you all!!!
Love, Patti

Patti Langella Sep 12 2021 6:45 PM

Steve, Pam & Mindy, I was sad to read about your mom's passing. May all your fond memories of your her help you heal, during these difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Patti

Patti Langella Sep 10 2021 4:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marion Gallagher

Maria, my condolences to you and your family Mindy Sep 10 2021 9:07 AM

Steve, Pam & Mindy ~ I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom...Mom's are so special and you have a lot of special memories to get you through this such difficult time! My prayers are with you all...Your Mom was a lovely woman...I enjoyed her conversations at the gatherings in the past! May she rest peacefully.... xoxo

tammie lumbra cadett Sep 10 2021 8:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marion Gallagher

tammie lumbra cadett Sep 10 2021 8:16 AM

So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the Gallagher Family🙏🏻

Peter and Donna Conklin Sep 9 2021 6:23 PM

Steve so very sorry for your loss she a very kind mom

Laurie and John Ruocco and Jennifer ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Sep 8 2021 8:31 PM

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