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Anne "Marie" Gallagher

September 27, 1938 - April 22, 2020

GALLAGHER , Anne "Marie" passed away peacefully surrounded by family in her cherished Revere home on April 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer (81 years of age). Born in Boughtiduff, Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon, Ireland on September 27, 1938, Marie attended Ballaghaderreen Technical School and earned first place in Ireland for shorthand. She immigrated to the United States in 1958 and initially settled in Binghamton, New York. Formerly of Long Island, NY, Colorado, Mississippi, Arizona, Nevada, Florida, and Lexington, Burlington, and Malden, Massachusetts. Marie was predeceased by her loving mother Bridget "Delia" Gallagher (Howley), father John Gallagher, and dear brother Tommy "Clogs" Gallagher. Marie is survived by son Sean Towey and wife Marcia of Acton, daughter Cailin Gallagher (Towey) of Lexington, Sinead McCarthy, and husband Jamie of Melrose, Kevin Towey, and wife Olive of Revere. Cherished grandmother to Meaghan, Siobhan, Delia, Aidan, John, Violet, and Clara, as well as many family and friends both here and abroad. <br /> <br /> As a result of the ongoing health crisis, arrangements were private. A celebration of Marie's life will be held at The Burren in Davis Square, Somerville, MA. when we return to calmer and healthier times, so that we may gather without boundaries with the many dear friends whom she loved so well. We will gather to celebrate her independent and outspoken spirit; her tireless love, support and video documentation of traditional Irish music and musicians; her creative talents as singer, actress, videographer and prolific letter-writer; as well as her dedicated years of service at both Tufts and Harvard University's Athletic Departments. Memorial donations may be made to the Marie Gallagher Memorial Fund at Saint Jude's Children's Hospital (


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