In Loving Memory of Elaine M. Gallagher

Elaine M. Gallagher

Elaine M. Gallagher

Throop, PA April 30, 1950 ~ June 11, 2016 Date of Service: June 14, 2016

Elaine M. Gallagher, 66, Throop, died Saturday morning at home. She was preceded in death by her wonderful and blessed husband, Edward S. Gallagher, who passed in a similar glorious manner in May 2008.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Edward Sr. and Harriet Gibbons Hannon. She was a 1968 graduate of Scranton Technical High School and the Empire Beauty School. For many years, she owned and operated her own beauty salon in Throop. She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, Olyphant, and numerous other parishes and prayer groups throughout Northeast Pa.

Elaine had been involved in the spiritual development of many individuals and groups for many years. In addition to being a shining example of a truly graceful and devoted daughter, she was the matriarch of her family, and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all. Her true enjoyment was spoiling her grandchildren, traveling to many countries, especially the Caribbean, shopping, entertaining at gatherings of family and friends. Her home was always open and she made sure everyone was well fed and she laughed with everyone. Elaine was an ever- present instrument of peace and love, who always put others first.

Her family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for all its care, and especially to her dear friend, Christine Ruggiero, R.N., whose dedicated care was of great comfort to Elaine.

Surviving are a son, Edward T. Gallagher and wife, Amy, Peckville; a daughter, Lynn Tanana and husband, Vincent, Throop; grandchildren, Michael and Alivia (Gracie) Gallagher and Victoria (Muffy) and Pio Tanana; brothers, William Hannon and wife, Patricia, Greentown; Edward Hannon and wife, Mary, Carbondale; and Patrick Hannon and wife, Sarah, Scranton; sisters-in-law, Ann Marie "Dolly" Gallagher, Dunmore; and Robin Gallagher, Scranton; and a brother-in-law, James Gallagher, Scranton; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also preceded in death by her beloved granddaughter, Breigh Gallagher.

The funeral will be Tuesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Cross Parish at St. Patrick's Church, Delaware Street, Olyphant. Interment will be in Dunmore Cemetery.

Family and friends may call Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Juanita Sepko Allen
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In Loving Memory of Elaine M. Gallagher
Reply #2 on : Tue June 14, 2016, 14:11:06
Dear Elaine: What I remember most about you was your powerful serve when we played volley ball. Many of us, especially me, turned sideways to avoid being hit by the torpedo you sent across the net!!! Your broad, full smile and your strong personality made you a force and friend to be reckoned with. I know you will be missed by the many friends you made along your way of like. My personal condolences to your loving family. You were loved indeed!
Jim & Terry Kowatch
Posts: 2
Reply #1 on : Tue June 14, 2016, 11:36:39
We love you Elaine. You were always a spiritual inspiration to us in a truly mystical and reverent way. We never tired of listening to your stories. We will always thank you and Ed for our Cursillo experience. Someday we will meet again. Sincerest condolences to the family.