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Kathleen M. "Kay" (Murphy) Gallagher

d. April 1, 2020

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.

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