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Obituary for Peter B. Gallagher

December 3, 2016
Braintree

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Peter B. Gallagher, 69 of Braintree, died on December 3, 2016. He was born in Weymouth, son of the late Robert and Mary (Concannon) Gallagher. Peter was raised in Weymouth and graduated from Weymouth High School. He was a graduate of Northeastern University. Mr. Gallagher dedicated his career to public service, serving as a Detective in the Quincy Police Department for 29 years. He was a member of The Rockland Knights of Columbus #165, The Weymouth Elks Lodge #2232, and The Rockland Fraternal Order of Eagles #841. Peter enjoyed golfing, fishing, and gardening. More than anything "Papa Pete" enjoyed spending time with his Grandchildren.

Peter is survived by his children, Christine Donahue of Buzzard's Bay, Julie Manganiello and her husband Frank Jr. of Randolph, Michael P. Gallagher and his wife Edith of Halifax, Daniel R. Gallagher of Falmouth, and the late Sgt. Matthew R. Gallagher. Brother of Robert J. Gallagher and his wife Jean of Weymouth, Maryellen Gallagher-Valentine and her husband Bill of CT, and the late Anne B. Gallagher. Grandfather of Jessica, Wayne, Shawn, Frankie, Tyler, Nicolas, Marcus, Christopher, and Ryan. Beloved partner of Elizabeth Ziad (Murphy) of Norwell. Also survived my many great friends.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Peter's life in the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St. Rockland, on Thursday December 8, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the St. Francis Xavier Church, 234 Pleasant St. Weymouth on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in the Mount Wollaston Cemetery in Quincy.

Donations in Peter's name may be made to The Military Friends Foundation, c/o Military Division, 2 Randolph Road Joint Force Headquarters MA Hanscom AFB, MA 01731-3001.

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