November 26, 1928 ~ December 14, 2020

Born in: New York City, NY
Resided in: Woodbridge, CT

On Monday, December 14, 2020, Nora Mae Gallagher, loving mother and grandmother of five children and seven grandchildren, passed away peacefully at the age of 92.

Nora was born in November of 1928 in New York City, to Nora and James Barry. She worked at and attended NYU for several years. Later, she worked for the New York Telephone company and made many life long friends there. Nora married the love of her life, James (Jim) Gallagher, in November 1950 and was married for 55 years. They raised their five children in Flushing, NY where Nora was always active in the community and her Irish Catholic parish. She was involved in the rosary society and the bowling league at St. Mary’s. She was an activist in her community and was always standing up for what was right.

Nora was a pillar of strength for everyone in her life.  She always chose her words carefully and never for a second did she complain about anything. She’d take care of anyone who needed help and was always supportive and loving towards those around her. She cherished the time she spent with family and took pleasure in watching her 7 beautiful grandchildren grow up over the years.

Nora was pre-deceased by her son Joseph Gallagher and her husband James Gallagher. She is survived by her sons James (Jimmy) Gallagher, Stephen Gallagher (and wife Felina Rakowski-Gallagher), daughter, Grace Triolo (and husband Alan Triolo), and son, Michael Gallagher (and wife Jeanne Gallagher). Nora leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Marianna Triolo, Ryan Gallagher, Stephen Triolo, Kelly Triolo, Kathryn Gallagher, Samantha Gallagher, and Jack Gallagher.

“Don’t cry about me. I am where I am supposed to be. And it’s perfect.”


Visitation: December 17, 2020 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Visitation: December 17, 2020 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Mass of Christian Burial: December 18, 2020 9:30 am

Our Lady of the Assumption Church
81 Center Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Graveside Service: December 18, 2020 1:00 pm

Calvary Cemetery, NY
49-02 Laurel Hill Blvd.
Queens, NY 11377

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  1. I first met Nora in Freeport, Maine with Grace & Marianna. She was up for anything, was funny, happy & so sweet. She will be greatly missed

  2. I want to send my sincerest sympathies to my cousins, Jimmy, Stephen, Grace Marie and Michael on the passing of their Mom. I have nothing but fond memories about visiting their home in Flushing as a kid, Aunt Nora was always a constant-funny, smart and straight-forward.

  3. Deepest condolences to our Cousin Nora Mae from your Irish Barry family in Drumshanbo,Co Leitrim.
    So glad we got to talk to you . May God bless you in heaven with the Angels. Xx

  4. Deepest condolences to our Cousin Nora Mae.
    From your Irish Barry family in Drumshanbo Co.Leitrim.
    So glad we got to talk to you on the phone.

    May God bless you in heaven with the Angels.

    💚Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.💚 🇮🇪 🇺🇲

  5. Mom, You were the light of all our lives. Your memory and life lessons I will carry with me forever. Your loving son, Stephen

  6. Thank you so much for your kind words, when covid resolves i plan a trip to Ireland 🇮🇪 Love your cousin Grace

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