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Marcia Lynne Gallagher
September 02, 1959 - January 08, 2018


Marcia Lynne Gallagher died peacefully at Kaplan Family Hospice House on January 8, 2018, in Danvers, MA at the age of 58.

Marcia is survived by her son, Joseph Gallagher of Amesbury; siblings, Kathleen Callahan of Ipswich, Larry Gallagher of Danvers, and Beth Savage of Melrose; three nieces, Megan, Courteney and Hannah; two nephews, Connor and Jack; and adoptive father Lawrence Gallagher of Florida. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude Gallagher and John Wickenhiser, sister Cheryl Gallagher, and partner Donato Paglia.

Marcia was born on September 2, 1959 in Salem, MA and attended Salem High School. After moving to Salisbury, Marcia began working for Lafayette Motel as a chambermaid. In 1990, she welcomed the light of her life, her son, Joe. Marcia set about teaching him all about living life to the fullest, pursuing his goals, and loving unconditionally. 
 
Marcia was passionate in her love of family. She will be remembered fondly for her lively stories, sense of humor, and fierce determination.  

A remembrance service is scheduled for January 31, 2018 at 11am at First Church in Ipswich UCC 1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA 01938, with a reception to follow at 3 Bush Hill Road, Ipswich, MA. Rev. Dr. Rebecca A. Pugh will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Marcia’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations on behalf of Marcia Gallagher to the National Stroke Association at http://www.stroke.org/tribute or call 303 754-0909. 

Notification Recipient information:
Kathleen Callahan
3 Bush Hill Road
Ipswich, Ma 01938

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