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Robert H. Gallagher Obituary


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“A life and legacy worth celebrating. You will be missed. ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bill and Missy

“We miss you and love you always Grandpa. Xo. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Laura - Waltham, MA

“Dear Carolyn, I was very sorry to hear about the death of your father-in-law. My thoughts are with you at this time. Wendy ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Wendy Fitzmartin - MA

“Our sympathy and love go out to all the family members in this moment of grief. Julie Rizzotto and Saul Reichbach ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Julia Rizzotto - Middlebury, CT

“Met Bob while at Raytheon Microwave &Power tube. We enjoyed our monthly luncheon at the Chateau. We last had a wonderful visit at the Chateau last...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: CARL M. COLOMBO - WOBURN, MA

“Bob was a wonderful artist and a good friend to me and so many friends in his classes at the Watertown and Waltham Senior Centers, and in the...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Evans Scaltreto - Watertown, MA

“Worked @ Waltham Raytheon the same years as Bob and have joined him and a small group at the Chateau, for lunch, last Weds. of the month for years....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Joe Kelly, Jr. - Sudbury, MA

“A life and legacy worth celebrating. You will be missed. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Bill and Missy

“We miss you and love you always Grandpa. Xo. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Laura - Waltham, MA

“We are going to miss you! Lilia ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lilia - MA


Waltham – Mr. Robert H. 'Bob' Gallagher, of Waltham, died suddenly Thursday, January 28, 2010 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 86. Bob was born in Lackawana, New York on July 11, 1923, a son of the late Richard and Jennie (Quillinan) Gallagher and had lived in Waltham for over seventy years. He was a graduate of Waltham High School, Class of 1942 and a graduate of Boston College, Class of 1950. During World War II he served for three and a half years with the United States Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Joseph F. Hill American Legion Post No. 156 in Waltham. He also belonged to the Waltham and Watertown Art Associations. Bob also volunteered in the money management program at Springwell in Waltham. A chemical engineer, he worked for the Raytheon Company for thirty five years until his retirement. Bob is survived by his wife, Elizabeth F. (Murphy) Gallagher; his children, Nancy Veiga of Ipswich, Mary Egerton and Stephen Gallagher both of Medway, Richard Gallagher and Robert Gallagher both of Waltham, William Gallagher of Hingham, Kathleen Winarski, Paul Gallagher, Philip Gallagher, Neal Gallagher, and John Gallagher all of Florida; nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and many nieces and nephews. He was the husband of the late Eleanor T. (Glynn) Gallagher and the father of the late Mark Gallagher. Family and friends will honor and remember Bob's life by gathering for calling hours in the Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Mary's Church, 133 School Street, Waltham, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.