Dennis Richard Gallagher, age 71, of Madison passed away April 19, 2014, at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a long battle with heart disease. Beloved husband of Patricia (Kasperwitch) Gallagher. He was born in Beacon, New York on October 1, 1942. He was the son of the late Edward J. Gallagher and Helen F.(Mason).
Dennis was a Sergeant in the Madison Police Department from 1965 until his retirement in 1984. He loved football, fishing and playing golf. But his biggest passion was spending time with his grandchildren .
Besides his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen LeBlanc Wehrle and Karen Buell and her husband Dane, and nine grandchildren, Richard, Nicole, David, Shannon, Kayla, Dennis, Kenneth, Patrick and Matthew. He is also survived by three brothers Thomas Gallagher, and Charles and Jay Mason.
Family and friends may visit the Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Road, Madison, Thursday , April 24 from 5-8 pm. A Mass to celebrate Dennis' life will take place at St Margaret Church, Madison, on Friday, April, 25, 2014 at 10 am. Internment will follow at All Saints Cemetery,in North Haven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Yale-New Haven Congestive Heart and Transplant Center, York Street, New Haven, or to a charity of one's choice.
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