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Donald A. "Donny" Gallagher

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“A light gone too soon. Hell be a shining star from above ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: John&ldi@yahoo.comcathy Baldi - MA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Donny's family,friends and coworkers. Im so sorry for your loss. Donny didnt know me, I was a customer at the...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Nelson - Melrose, MA

“I'm so so sorry to hear this news. Donny was my brother Michaels best friend and I knew him very well. When my brother died, 12 years ago, Donny...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Erin Hardy - Melrose, MA - Friend

“We are so very sorry for your loss. -The Cohens ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Katie Cohen - Georgetown, KY

“I cannot even believe i am here writing my condolences for you. You were so warm and welcoming to fran and I when we moved to melrose a few years ago...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Michelle and Fran - Melrose

“RIP Donny,, condolences to Brother Dick, Stella and family. - Paul DiPietro ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“"Death,where is your victory?Death,where is your sting?" My deepest condolences go out to you and your loved ones . ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: M. Jackson - Decatur, GA

“My deepest sympathy for the loss of Donny. May your family find comfort in the inspired words at John 6:40 where we are promised the hope of being...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: JH

“Dear Donny, You were such a sweet person. All the times you spent at our house with Matthew and Nicole and others, you were always the quietest kid...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Varney - Milton, VT

“Donny, my forever friend, I will never forget you and I will always miss you. You were so loyal and trustworthy to those closest to you. Every...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Hirtle - Peabody, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA

“Donny I still can't believe you're gone. You were the best friend a person could have but we were brothers family and I'll never forget all the times...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Matthew Nelson - Melrose, MA


Donald A. Gallagher (Donny), age 33, of Melrose, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018. Beloved son of Richard and Stella Gallagher of Melrose and devoted brother of Keith Gallagher of Wakefield. He was born at Melrose Wakefield Hospital July 21, 1985. He was raised in Melrose, was a lifelong resident of Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School. Mr. Gallagher was a hard worker and held multiple positions at Greenwood House of Pizza for many years. Donny loved life and had a certain class about him. He had his own style. He was loyal and protective of his family and always put family first. He was smart, caring, nurturing, and proud. Donny was friendly and made people laugh. If you needed something, Donny was there. Donny loved golf, fantasy football, all things Boston sports and his cats Monty and Midnight. Words can't express how cherished he was to family and friends and will always be missed. Heaven has gained an angel and he will be looking over us forever. His memory will be eternal until we are together again. He was also the beloved grandson of John Macaris of Billerica and the late Pauline Macaris and the late Donald & Margaret Gallagher. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 4:00-7:00PM. A funeral service will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 70 Montvale Ave. Woburn on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:00AM. Close family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield Cemetery.