Maureen Dugan Gallagher

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Maureen Dugan Gallagher, age 73, passed away on August 7, 2016 at her home in Vienna.

Originally from Boston, MA, Maureen lived in Vienna, VA for over 50 years. She graduated from Salve Regina University in 1965 and then from Boston College in 1968 with her Master's in Education before working as a Special Education teacher at Louise Archer Elementary for over 30 years. Maureen was a longtime and active member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Patrick M. Gallagher. Maureen is survived by her loving daughters, Meg Brinker (Mike) and Morgan Bowler (Kelly); adored grandchildren, Mia, Nolan, and Noelle Brinker and Keegan Bowler. She was also the cherished sister of Richard Dugan, Mary Lou Miller, Monica Luchini, Margaret Bessette, Martha Paris, Madeline Poelaert, and Jack Dugan; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd, Vienna, VA 22181 where a funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. with interment to follow at Columbia Gardens in Arlington, VA.

In lieu of flowers, a scholarship fund has been established and Maureen's family requests donations to be made to A Teacher Forever Scholarship Fund, St. Mark Catholic School, 9970 Vale Rd, Vienna, VA 22181.

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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  1. Meg and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. She and your Dad created an amazing family built on love. My sincerest condolences. Andrea and Greg Hayken

  2. Maureen was my friend, mentor, and taught me so much as a colleague sharing dually identified kids (Sp Ed and ESOL). I know she fought the good fight against the Ugly C disease. I shall miss you greatly, Maureen. May you now rest in peace with your beloved husband. I will do my best to continue your excellence with educating students using what you taught me. My heart is heavy and tears may flow, but I will treasure our times together and your infectious smile! My condolences and sympathy to your family!

  3. Sending my love and prayers to the family during this time. May the fond memories provide warm comfort and peace. She always had a smile that could fill a room and that is carried on with her children and grandchildren.

  4. I remember the first time that I met Maureen. We were both in McDonald’s with our little five year old girls (Morgan and Kerry). They already knew each other from Kindergarten. Those two girls giggled for an hour while Maureen and I laughed and got to know each other. That was over thirty years ago. Morgan and Kerry are still good friends. Maureen will be so missed. My prayers for her daughters will continue. We miss you Maureen.

  5. Dear Meg, Morgan and family ~ I am heartbroken to read the news of your mom’s passing. She loved you girls and your dad so much. I will remember her grace, warmth and laughter always. God bless and comfort you. With love, Kathy (Sedlock) Rogers

  6. I will miss Maureens smile and all her cheerful words. I am sorry that I couldn’t have been with her these last few months.

  7. Mrs.Gallagher, Eddie, Chrissie, Carlie, and I will cherish your memory forever. May our Blessed Mother hold you in her arms forever.Rest in peace our dearest teacher!! We love you and thank you for the Memorial masses you offered in memory of Nadeem just before you left! Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. Maureen was a lovely lady and I have so many fond memories of our times in Scituate and Milton. My thoughts and prayers are with you all💗.

  9. Always happy to see one another; she had a special presence about her! I will miss her and her smile very much! God Bless her soul. Maureen Gallagher -Ms. G. Andrea and Bruce Kelleher send their condolences, and wish they could be here! warmest thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

  10. Although I only knew her a short time from St Mark’s Church, Maureen was a wonderful woman. May God bless her on her journey, and her family as well.

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