PRESQUE ISLE – J. Patrick Gallagher, 83, passed away Saturday, March 5, 2011, at his home. He was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Newburg, New Brunswick, son of Guy and Mary (Campbell) Gallagher Sr.
Pat was a graduate of Presque Isle High School. He then went on to college at the University of Maine, Orono.
During his time at Orono, Pat took leave from college and joined the U.S. Army. Upon his discharge he returned to finish his studies and receive a degree in agronomy. Pat worked as a loan officer and as a branch manager for Northern National Bank. After that he sold insurance for Knights of Columbus, and along with his wife, Anne, owned and operated Anne’s Fashions on Main Street. Pat’s faith was very important to him and he was a lifetime member of Knights of Columbus, as well as a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
In addition to his wife, Anne (Lausier) Gallagher of Presque Isle, he is survived by three sons, Daniel of Nashua, N.H., Kevin of Mechanic Falls and Sean and his wife, Stephanie, of Pasadena, Md.; three daughters, Patricia Partridge and her husband, Michael, of Birchwood, Wis., Kathleen Smith and her husband, Joseph, of Fort Kent and Maureen Gallagher of Pensacola, Fla.; and nine grandchildren. He also leaves behind three brothers, Donald Gallagher and his wife, Lilace, Gerald Gallagher and his wife, Priscilla, and Guy Gallagher and his wife, Patricia, all of Presque Isle; two sisters, Theresa Mahoney of New Brunswick and Mary Schneider and her husband, Andreas, of Fort Fairfield; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Lloyd, John and Ralph Gallagher.
Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, and 9 a.m. until the time of service Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Presque Isle, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, with the Rev. Ray Morency, celebrant. There will be a reception held at Knights of Columbus Hall after the service. Interment will take place in the spring at North Main Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to MGH Heart Center, Dr. William Dec, 55 Fruit St., Gray Bigelow 800, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Condolences may be expressed at