It is with deep regret that we inform you that Ray Gallagher has passed away. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Please join us as we gather as Hibernians to remember him at his wake on Tuesday, 9-19 at 7pm. If you have a sash, please bring it with you. If you do not have one, don’t worry about it and please join us anyway. It would be greatly appreciated if you could arrive at Wyman Fisher Funeral Home by 6:50 pm so we can get everything set up.
Please see Ray’s Obituary below.
Raymond M. Gallagher
(October 25, 1944 – September 11, 2017)
Raymond Gallagher of Pearl River passed away on September 11, 2017 at the age of 72. Ray was born on October 25, 1944 in the Bronx, NY to John and Bridget (Kennedy) Gallagher. Reared in the Bronx, he moved to Pearl River in 1972 to raise his own young family. Ray proudly served his Country as a member of the Army Reserve for well over twenty years and similarly served with immense pride as a member of the New York City Police Department from 1966-1994. Ray is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Kathleen (Kathy), son Timothy, daughter Christine and brothers John, James and Patrick. He leaves to cherish his memory his children Christopher (Maureen) of Pearl River, Brian (Laurie) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, James of Pearl River, his sisters Winifred, Helen, and Nora, his brother Francis and many nieces and nephews. Ray took exceptional pride in his four grandchildren: Charlie 9, Maddie 7, Katie 7, and Patrick 4. Ray will fondly be remembered for playing Santa Claus at many community functions throughout the years and will long be remembered as Pop to family and friends alike. He was honored to be a long-standing member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 3 in Pearl River. Above all, Ray will be remembered by all that knew him for his extraordinary devotion to his faith in the face of much personal turmoil. This devotion will forever serve as an inspiration to everyone that Ray leaves behind. Friends may call Tuesday, September, 19 from 3-5 and 7-9 at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home in Pearl River. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, September 20 at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church in Tappan, NY, with burial to follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Nanuet. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Christine Gallagher Scholarship Fund through the Rockland Community Foundation, www.Rocklandgives.org.