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The Argus - - NEWS - Brian Gal­lagher

BRIAN Gal­lagher, Gyles Quay, River­stown, who died on 5 Au­gust, 2018, was a son of Leo and Katie Gal­lagher.

He was a brother of Martha, Claire, Dom, Kevin, Jim and the late Moira.

Brian at­tended Ram­park Na­tional School and then Bush Vo­ca­tional School be­fore go­ing to the Col­lege of Tech­nol­ogy in Kevin Street, Dublin.

He started work as a tele­phone tech­ni­cian with the P&T in Drogheda, mov­ing on to Dublin to the Stan­dard Tele­phone Com­pany and then a French tele­phone com­pany.

Brian worked in set­ting up and test­ing tele­phone ex­changes all over Ire­land.

He met and mar­ried his wife, Geral­dine, and they were mar- ried for 47 years. They re­mained liv­ing in Dublin, where their two sons, Gavin and Colin, were born.

Re­turn­ing to Dun­dalk in 1979, he worked in Tele­com Éire­ann, which later changed to Eir­com.

Brian was wheel­chair-bound for the last 13 years. He sus­tained a spinal cord in­jury af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke.

He spent nine months in hospi­tal be­tween the Mater Spinal Unit and the Na­tional Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hospi­tal, Dún Laoghaire.

From then on, as he wished, he re­mained liv­ing at home un­til two weeks be­fore his death.

Brian loved any type of quiz and al­ways had a cross­word close at hand, plus a dic­tionary and big en­cy­clo­pe­dia.

He fol­lowed all sports on tele­vi­sion, es­pe­cially horse rac­ing.

Af­ter repos­ing at Dixon’s fu­neral home, his re­mains were re­moved to St Mary’s Church, Lord­ship, where the fu­neral Mass was cel­e­brated by Fr Brian Mac Raois.

His brother, Kevin, gave a fit­ting eu­logy, with some lovely words about Brian’s life.

Read­ings were given by brother-in-law, John Shiel and nephew, Micheál Ro­gan; and prayers of the faith­ful led by neph­ews, Kevin Ro­gan and David Mur­phy.

Of­fer­tory gifts were pre­sented by friends, Pa­trick and Rose Con­nor.

Mu­sic was pro­vided by Róisín and Eibh­lín Craw­ley and Olivia Fin­negan.

A very touch­ing Elvis tune was played to­wards the end of Mass as Brian was a big fan of Elvis over the years.

Friend, Ber­nadette McShane gave a com­mu­nion re­flec­tion.

Burial took place in Lord­ship Ceme­tery.

The late Brian Gal­lagher.

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