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Michael J. Gallagher

April 19, 1962 — August 26, 2023


Michael J. Gallagher

Michael J. Gallagher, 61, of Jaffrey, NH, passed away on August 26, 2023, in the comfort of his home surrounded by family.

He was born on April 19, 1962, in Brighton, MA, a son of Thomas and Maryellen (Kennedy) Gallagher.

Michael grew up in Sudbury, MA and graduated from Lincoln Sudbury Regional high school. After high school he spent some time working in various culinary positions before taking a leave from the industry and working at Teleflex where he met his wife, Teri. Mike and Teri were married on September 2, 2002, in Rindge, NH. He then went on to work in many local cooking establishments, with his most recent position as the Culinary Director at Scott-Farrar in Peterborough, NH.

Mike was actively serving as Detachment Commander of the sons of the American Legion for the state of New Hampshire. He devoted countless hours volunteering his cooking skills for almost any function that needed his service. Anyone who knew Mike knew his generous heart and would say he would do anything he could if you needed help.

Michael will be forever remembered by his wife of 20 years, Teri Gallagher of Jaffrey, NH, his children; Christopher Gallagher and his companion Tricia of Wichita, KS, Dylan Gallagher and his wife Sara of Roxbury, NH and Shannon Gallagher of Virginia, his father, Thomas Gallagher and his wife Eleanor of Southern Pines, NC, his mother, Maryellen Gallagher of Yarmouth Port, MA, his siblings; Joseph Gallagher of Boxborough, MA, Daniel Gallagher and his wife Cathy of Tyngsborough, MA, Alexander Gallagher and his wife Correl of Jaffrey, NH, Matthew Gallagher and his wife Debra of Medfield, MA, and Elizabeth Gallagher of New York. His grandson, Jameson Gallagher as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, September 2, 2023, from 4:00PM 6:00PM at Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street Jaffrey, NH 03452. A Celebration of Life will be on Sunday, September 3, 2023, from 1:00PM –4:00 PM at the American Legion, 20 Webster Street, Jaffrey, NH.

Mike will be laid to rest at a later date in Greenlawn Cemetery in Baldwinville, MA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution in Mike’s name to the American Legion Post 11 Elevator Fund, 20 Webster Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452.

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Past Services


Saturday, September 2, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center

33 River Street, PO Box 486, Jaffrey, NH 03452

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, September 3, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

American Legion Post #11 Hall

20 Webster Street, Jaffrey, NH 03452

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