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Richard L. "Dick" Gallagher

Richard L. "Dick" Gallagher
  • October 11, 1946 - November 7, 2019
  • Melrose, Massachusetts

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“Dear Stella and Keith, I have no words. The loss of Donny and Dick in the past year has been Terrible. Stella I hope one day you can find PEACE again...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Patricia VarneyBoyson - Milton, VT

“Stella & Family, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you at this difficult time. I remember the time when we met and you told me about...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Jean Carrozza-Poole - Saugus, MA

“I can say that I did not know Dick well. Our kids, however were close growing up. I became a good friend of Stella as we worked to raise the boys. I...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Wendy Douglass - MELROSE, MA

“RIP Brother Dickie, thank you for your friendship and service to our Union. Condolences to Stella and family. - Paul DiPietro ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: A friend

“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 »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Richard L. Gallagher "Dick", age 73, of Melrose, passed away on November 7th, 2019. Mr. Gallagher is survived by his devoted wife Stella Gallagher of Melrose, his loving son Keith Gallagher and wife Mindy of Wakefield, his late loving son Donald Gallagher "Donny", his sisters Joan and husband Marty Grella of Venice, Florida, Linda and husband Larry Hyde of Lynn, and his late brother Robert Gallagher. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his two cats Monty & Midnight. Dick was a loving husband and father. His family came first. He was a man who showed strength in every aspect of his life. He was a hard worker, skilled welder, and all phases of Iron Working before he retired from the Iron Workers Local 7 Boston in 2007. Dick also served his country with pride in the 4th Infantry Division of the US Army during the Vietnam War. Dick was a good hearted man who loved his family and cats. He was a fighter and never showed weakness when life threw curve balls. He was a proud Irishmen who took joy in the simple things in life. Dick took care of his family and his family took care of him. He is with his son Donny now and they are both angels watching over all of us. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 8:30-9:30AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St. Melrose at 10:00AM. Interment with military honors at Lakeside Cemetery in Wakefield to follow.