Andrea Sharon Wire
Andrea Sharon Wire
  • April 13, 1948 - July 22, 2017
  • Gold Canyon, Arizona

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Andrea (Sandy) S. Wire (nee Gallagher) of Gold Canyon, AZ, formerly of Crystal Lake and Cary, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Banner Gateway Hospital emergency room, from sudden cardiac death, despite heroic efforts by Gilbert, AZ paramedics and hospital staff.

Andrea, 69, was born April 13, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Thomas Charles and Eleanor (nee Wagner) Gallagher. She graduated from Maine South High School in Park Ridge, IL, in 1966. She married the love of her life, Daniel H. Wire, in October 1969. She devoted her life and love to her husband, her two sons and four grandchildren. She was a creative and accomplished craft person and self taught sculptress and presented at many arts and craft fairs in the Chicago area. She loved her Notre Dame and Chicago Bears football.

She was the practical person with common sense who would say to us "go think things through, then come back and see me." In addition to her family, she routinely put others needs before her own. She was compassionate, empathetic and rather than finding the negative, focused on positive ways to help others lift themselves up. Above all, she was an example to all of courage, bravery and determination. She was a fighter who never gave up or gave in to her pain, heart and diabetes challenges.

Andrea was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Thomas (Tommy) Gallagher and her sister Catherine Holst. She is survived by her husband, Daniel of Gold Canyon, AZ; her brother Charles Gallagher of Las Vegas, NV and her sister Julia (Gallagher) Keating of Glenview, IL. her two sons, Daniel H Wire II of Mount Prospect, IL and Patrick Sean Wire of Crystal Lake, IL; her 4 grandchildren; Gabrielle, Bobbi, Shaelyn and Preston James Wire; her nieces Bonnie Gallagher of Grants Pass, OR and Wendy Gallagher of Bay City, MI; her nephews, Michael Gallagher of Surprise, AZ and Tommy Gallagher of Bay City, MI.

Private services will be scheduled in the near future in the Cary, IL area. In lieu of flowers, please generously support the American Diabetes Association or your local animal welfare organization. Reach out and embrace those you love today and every day.for there is no assurance of tomorrow.

Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel & Crematory, Mesa, AZ.