She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Irwin, a former member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, and formerly active with AARP, East Allegheny and North Huntingdon Chapters. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She loved the outdoors, camping and the beach. She is survived by her children, James P. Gallagher Jr. and his wife Eva of North Huntingdon and Joan P. Boyce of Monroeville; five grandchildren, Amy Bates, Jamie (Randy) Conboy, April (Tom) Hanahan, James (Alexis) Gallagher, and Joseph Gallagher (Stephanie); 11 great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200. Parting prayers will be held at 10 A.M. Friday in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. in the Church of the Immaculate Conception with Father John Monieau, officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Redstone Presbyterian Senior Care, Benevolent Care Fund, 126 Matthews St, Suite 1000, Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-832-8402. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published October 27, 2016.