OBITUARY

Dennis Richard Gallagher

October 1, 1942April 19, 2014
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MADISON

Dennis Richard Gallagher, age 71, of Madison passed away April 19, 2014, at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a long battle with heart disease. Beloved husband of Patricia (Kasperwitch) Gallagher. He was born in Beacon, New York on October 1, 1942. He was the son of the late Edward J. Gallagher and Helen F.(Mason). Dennis was a Sergeant in the Madison Police Department from 1965 until his retirement in 1984. He loved football, fishing and playing golf. But his biggest passion was spending time with his grandchildren . Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen LeBlanc Wehrle and Karen Buell and her husband Dane, and nine grandchildren, Richard, Nicole, David, Shannon, Kayla, Dennis, Kenneth, Patrick and Matthew. He is also survived by three brothers Thomas Gallagher, and Charles and Jay Mason. Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison, Thursday , April 24 from 5-8 pm. A Mass to celebrate Dennis' life will take place at St Margaret Church, Madison, on Friday, April, 25, 2014 at 10 am. Internment will follow at All Saints Cemetery,in North Haven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Yale-New Haven Congestive Heart and Transplant Center, York Street, New Haven, or to a charity of one’s choice. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com for online tributes and condolences.

Services

  • Calling Hours Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, April 25, 2014
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Dennis Richard Gallagher

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May 15, 2014

Dear Pat and family,...our hearts are still aching for the loss of Dennis ,he was my cousin,but more importantly our special friend..he was so quick minded and his sense of humor was the very best ! We will carry him in our hearts always? Nancy and Larry

Clayton Dana

May 11, 2014

Dear Patty And familY, I"M Very Sorry To Hear Of The Loss Of Dennis.He Was Always A Very Nice Man And I Had Alot Of Respect For Him. I Hope You Will Be Ok. Best Wishes Clayton Dana

May 1, 2014

Dear Pat and family, I have nothing but wonderful cherished memories of you all.
I am sending prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. My Dad and Mom had wonderful times with you and cherished your friendship always. No matter how long, life seems too short. Just imagining the brothers' in blue reunion in Heaven. With deepest sympathies, love, Olivia Dubeau D'Heilly

May 1, 2014

So sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He joins a proud crew in the Lords presence. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Bill Dana Jr.

Bill Dana

May 1, 2014

So sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. He joins a proud crew in the Lords presence. May God comfort you during this difficult time. Bill Dana Jr.

April 28, 2014

Dear Patty...wanted to send you my condolences and prayers. So sorry to hear about your husband. With sympathy and hugs, Barbara Ciotti

April 27, 2014

Dear Pat and family,
My sincerest sympathy to you and your family at the loss of your husband and father. Pat nobody cared so lovingly for a husband as you did. You were his rock thru all of his medical problems. I will always remember your dedication. Praying for you.
Mary Jordan

April 27, 2014

DEAR PAT RON & I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT DENNY'S PASSING, HE WAS A GREAT GUY AND WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND FAMILY. RON & DEBORAH ONOFRIO FORMALLY OF MADISON, NOW NORTH PORT, FLORIDA

Gloria Timpko

April 24, 2014

Pat, my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I'm honored that I got to know you and Dennis and appreciate the opportunities I had to help both of you. Your love and devotion to him was apparent to everyone who knew you. My prayers go out to you and your family and my hugs go out to you! Gloria Timpko

Julie Cassidy

April 24, 2014

Pat, so sorry to hear about Dennis. Julie Cassidy and Joan Faviana