Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, 94, of Traverse City and formerly of
Chicago, died of cancer on June 5, 2004, at Munson Medical Center
in Traverse City. Mary is survived by her husband, Earl; son Patrick
Gallagher of Glenmont, New York; daughter, Elizabeth Whelan of
Traverse City; grandchildren, Sean Whelan of Traverse City, Megan
and James Gallagher of Glenmont, a niece, Lorraine Cypher, and
numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Mary Messenger was born September 11, 1909, in Chicago. On January
24, 1942, she married Earl Gallagher. In 1996, she moved to Traverse
City. For the past year, she and Earl have been lovingly cared
for by the staff at Highlander Assisted Living in Traverse City.
Mass of the Resurrection was held on June 8th at St. Francis Catholic
Church in Traverse City. The Reverend Patrick Maher officiated.
Interment took place on Beaver Island at the Holy Cross Cemetery,
the Reverend Patrick Cawley officiating. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Father Fred Foundation in Traverse City.
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