Arthur A. Gallagher, 69, of North Haven, passed away on March 16, 2016, from complications after a valiant struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. Art was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 30, 1946 to the late James and Nancy Remy Gallagher. He was the beloved husband of 43 years to Gail Peterman Gallagher; cherished father of Mary Ann Mehler & her husband Matthew of Acton, MA, Jim Gallagher & his wife Erin of Riverdale, NY, and Michael Gallagher & his partner Nancy Livada of Winchester, MA . Art was blessed to have four grandchildren, Molly, William, Jack, and, Arthur whom he adored. He also leaves his brothers, Jim (Lauren), Dennis (Patricia), Patrick (Phyllis) and his brothers-in-law, Tom (Sally) Peterman and Alan (Mindy) Peterman as well as many nieces and nephews. Art was a graduate of Villanova University and was an avid Villanova basketball fan. He worked for many years for Yale University as the Associate Bursar and was a part of several organizations dedicated to helping students with their student loans. He was a volunteer for AARP as well as the Springs Learning Center. The family would like to thank, from the bottom of their hearts, the impeccable care he received from Branford Hills Health Care Center as well as Connecticut Hospice in Branford. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church, 105 Leetes Island Road, Branford on Saturday, April 16th at 11:00 am. Friends are invited to visit with the family at church before Mass, starting at 10:00 a.m. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden in care of arrangements. Donations in Art's memory may be sent to Branford Hills Resident Memorial Fund, in care of Jodi Bissonnette, 189 Alps Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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  1. Our family thanks everyone for their support these last weeks. It was overwhelming the amount of visitors Art had at hospice. He recognized everyone and I could tell he enjoyed all the visits. We will miss him terribly. But, we’re glad his journey with MS is behind him.

  2. We are so sorry for your loss. We know you all have had a long struggle. May the fond memories ease the pain of your sorrow and may Art rest in peace. We will always remember the smile on Art\’s face as he held little Artie on a Facebook post!

    We regret that we will be out of town for Art\’s Mass, but he will be in our prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Paul and Joyce Flinter

  3. Our condolences to Art’s loving family…he was very proud when he talked of you all. Pat and I are sorry to lose a near life-long friend. We admired so much how Art persevered with class and grace and succeeded in many personal roles. Rest in peace, Art.

  4. Gail and family… Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences on Art’s passing. May you find comfort in your memories and in the love of family and friends. Please be assured of our prayers for Art and all of you.

  5. To Arthur’s Family,

    I was saddened to hear of Art’s passing. My mom was a resident at BHHCC until her passing in September of last year. I have often thought of Art, and was planning to send him a card and possibly visiting him soon. It has been still a bit difficult for me to go to BHHCC since my mom’s passing, but time was helping.

    My mom adored Art, as did I. I can’t think of a more positive human being, always smiling regardless of what he was going through. He was a treasure. He will always be remembered fondly, and I will keep him and the family in my prayers. My mom and I were blessed to have known him. My faith tells me that their paths will cross in Heaven!!!!

    Robin (Christine Hazard’s daughter)

  6. Dear Gail and Family,

    I was saddened to hear about Art\’s passing. I have nothing but fond memories of him from our time together at the Yale Bursar\’s Office. The last time I spoke to him, I was helping to plan a get together of the people who had worked in our office and had left. Sadly he told me that he would not be able to attend. We only chatted for a short time but his attitude was as it always had been, cheerful and upbeat. My condolences to you and your family.

  7. To Gail and his family,

    It’s so heartbreaking to hear of Art’s death, my former boss. Art hired me on Oct 18, 1994. He was a wonderful boss and loved by everyone he knew. He will be so sadly missed by Yale University and his staff. God Bless Art and his family during a very difficult time.

    Gloria A. Onorato Cheshire, CT

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