Lyline Alice Galligan
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Lyline Alice Galligan
  • August 5, 1926 - April 9, 2017
  • Deale, Maryland

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Lyline A. Langford Galligan passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. Born August 5, 1926, in Highland Park, MI, she is the daughter of Melvin H. Langford from New Hampshire and Alice DesRochers Langford from Amesbury, Massachusetts. She graduated from Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, in 1948 and worked as a Dietician in Connecticut from 1948 – 1951.



Lyline married Charles Henry Galligan at St. Mary’s Church in Greenwich, CT in March 1951 and raised 8 children. Additionally, she served as a Tupperware Manager from 1959 - 1964; assisted with the finances / books for the Annapolis Boat Rentals (Annapolis Sailing School) & Tidewater Boats (Rainbow 24ft. Sailboat) from 1963 – 1966; served as a tax consultant for H & R Block from 1967 – 1969; headed the 1970 Census for Southern Maryland, the Eastern Shore & Southern Delaware and subsequently managed the completion of the Census process for the District of Columbia; in 1971 she started her own tax consulting business in Annapolis (Academy Tax Service) and continued that business until 2011.



She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary’s in Annapolis, as well as Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and Annapolis College Women’s Club. Her Hobbies were Reading, Travel, Scrabble, and Crossword Puzzles.



Lyline is survived by Charles, her husband of 66 years, 8 children (Michael Galligan, Lynda Mader, Carol Cornforth, Pamela Galligan-Stierle, Patrick Galligan, Nancy Fulton, Jim Galligan, and Tim Galligan), along with their spouses, 26 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.



A visitation will be held at Taylor Funeral Home, 147 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD on Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD on Friday, April 21 at 9:00 am followed by inurnment at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, www.hospicechesapeake.org, or an organization of your choosing.



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