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Kathleen M. "Kay" (Murphy) Gallagher
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“My deepest sympathy on the passing of Kay. I met her through the Westwood Garden Club and was priveleged to know her. She was such a vibrant part of...Read More »

“I worked t Westwood Town Hall for Kay's husband, Joe Gallagher for close to 18 years, and became good friends with Kay. Upon retirement to New...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Barbara Coleman - Oro Valley, AZ

“To the Families of Mrs. Gallagher,May time heal you sorrows May the wind blow kindness your wayMay the sun give you warmth to sustain May the moon...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jonathan Noyes - Kennebunkport, ME

“With sympathy, love and prayers ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Buffy and Tom LiVolsi - Boston, MA

“I'm so sorry to read that Kay has passed on and especially that she was impacted by the COVID-19 virus!! She was a dear woman!!! My condolences to...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Karen Mason - Westwood, MA, MA

“To all Kathleen's Family: Kay was just "a very special person, kind, charitable, loyal and fun." My mother and I were always so happy to see her,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Elissa Donlan - Boston, MA

“To the Gallagher family, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. Years ago when I would take my mom to either Glad Rags or to church...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Curt Bigelow - Orlando, FL

Gallagher, Kathleen M. "Kay" (Murphy) in Norwood (formerly of Westwood), died
Wednesday April 1 from complications of Covid-19 at age 98. Beloved wife of the late
Joseph R. Gallagher. Loving mother of Mark and his wife Paula of Winchester, Mary
Schock and her husband Peter of Chatham and Norwood, Kathleen Burns of Stafford, VA, Robert of Jamestown, RI and Joseph, Jr. and his wife Mimi of Sherborn. Devoted grandmother of J.J., Matthew, Kevin, Katherine, Peter, Dennis, Timothy, Nicholas, Paige, Caroline, Ana, Greta and Ava. Cherished great grandmother of Jack and Will. Sister of the late John "Bud" Murphy, Robert Murphy and his wife Rosemary. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews, her sister in law, Muriel Murphy of Westwood and her dearest cousins, Betty Cronin of Westwood and Marilyn Stevens of Medfield.

Without a doubt her greatest joy in life was being a Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She was fiercely proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Up until her death she had an amazing grasp of the activities of all her children and grandchildren. She was a true Matriarch of the family and served as a "Clearinghouse of Family News." She was also a devout Catholic who for many years was a daily Communicant at St Margaret Mary's Parish in Westwood. Kay also was quite active as a volunteer at Glad Rags in Westwood as well as FISH, a meal delivery program serving the elderly and infirmed. In addition she was an active participant in the Westwood Garden Club and Westwood Council on Aging.

Services are private due to the coronavirus outbreak. A Memorial service celebrating Kay's life will be held at a future date. Donations may be made to a Coronavirus Charity of your choice.