In Loving Memory of Bryan M. Gallace

July 15, 1996
Norwalk, CT
January 20, 2018
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-9 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

January 26, 2018


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00 a.m.


Family Gathering


Bryan M. Gallace

Bryan Gallace, age 21 of Fairfield, passed away Saturday in Boston where he was attending college. He is the beloved son of Robert and Stacy Gallace also of Fairfield. A 2014 graduate of Ludlow High and the Regional Center for the Arts, Bryan was a senior at Berklee Music College where he was pursuing a BA in Professional Music. He was a sensitive caring soul with the warmest smile and a contagious laugh. A gift of a mini strat guitar and pint-sized amp one Christmas from his beloved Aunt Maureen sparked his creative journey. A talented and dedicated musician, he began lessons at just 6 years old with Billy Bileca - a patient and amazing teacher who helped Bryan realize his passion for playing guitar. He first got to perform at the Fairfield School of Rock in 2013 and then went on to play in several local bands including If Looks Could Kill, Fistfight and Shark Rock. A self-taught drummer, Bryan’s 2015-2016 stint drumming for Heavy Breath brought him so much joy. He loved Boston and his great circle of friends and his two whippets Oliver and Stella. Bryan loved family more than anything. In addition to his parents he is survived by his grandparents Margaret Gallace of Trumbull, Augustus Gallace of Stamford and Buddy and Barbara Wainhause of Norwalk, aunts and uncles Maureen Gallace and Jason Tomme of NY, NY, Barry and Sasha Gallace of Austin Texas, John and Terry Gallace of Stratford, Jeff Wainhause and Jane Yoon of Montvale, NJ and Jeff and Sandy Camp of Peoria, IL, cousins Lauren, Samantha and Rebecca; and his girlfriend Gerrica Dunning of Allston, MA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Friends may greet the family Friday from 4-9 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Rob,

    So saddened by this tragic news. Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time of loss.

    Mike Drews

  2. I do not know how to express my sadness for your great loss. I can hardly imagine the pain. I wish I can do something to comfort you and your entire family for the difficult time. Take care.

  3. May God rest him in peace, comfort his soul, and keep him in His Garden of Eden.
    May God help guide, bring inspirational peace, and give healing strength to the whole family.
    May the love of your memories provide you the comfort for now and eternity.
    You all are on our prayers, may God be with you.

    Akin Family

  4. Rob,

    I am really sorry and shocked to hear this sad news. I still remember once we talked about your beloved son and his music. Hope you and your family will do well in such a difficult time. R.I.P

  5. Dear Stacey and Rob,
    All of your friends from Crown View Drive are remembering Bryan’s bright smile and warm spirit. We send all of our love and cherished memories to surround you at this very difficult time.
    With heavy hearts, Kevin, Cathy, Patrick, Von and Ellie Hayden

  6. It feels tremendously insignificant, but know that there are people whom you do not know, but who are closely tied to Maureen and Jason and have heard the stories Bryan’s unique talents, who are shedding tears and are broken hearted over the loss of your beautiful boy.

  7. I was so saddened to hear of Bryan’s passing. Bryan was in my fourth grade classroom during my first year of teaching. I have met and taught many students since then, but there are just some kids you never forget and Bryan is one of them. My favorite memory of Bryan was the day he brought his guitar and amp to school and entertained the class with his music. We even invited our principal, a talented musician in his own right, to watch Bryan perform. It was clear then Bryan was amazingly talented, especially for his young age. He will forever be in our hearts and memories.

  8. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved, Bryan. Please know that Jehovah God and his son Jesus Christ is aware of your pain and they care for you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) . I pray that you are able to find comfort in God’s promise of paradise where there will be no more pain and sorrow (Revelation 21:4,5)  and the many wonderful  memories of your loved one becoming a reality in the future resurrection in paradise.  (Acts 24:15). Please accept my sincere condolences.

  9. I send my sincere condolences to your family during this difficult time. This scripture brought me comfort when I lost a loved one and I hope it can do the same for your family. (Psalm 34:18) May God give you comfort and the strength to endure through this difficult time.

  10. Even though I only met Bryan briefly and once, through my connection to Maureen, I felt I knew him. My heart weeps for all of you. May love carry you through this tragedy.
    With the deepest sympathy for your loss, Stephanie Urdang

  11. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. We can hardly comprehend the pain you must be experiencing to lose someone so bright and so young. There are no words that can possibly heal your grief. We send you our prayers, love, and compassion.

    Peter & Anne Tyrrell

  12. We are so saddened to learn of the loss of Bryan. We remember him as a little boy playing baseball with our son in Monroe and again as a fellow musician at RCA. He was a gentle and kind soul with a tremendous talent. You will be in our thoughts …The Benham Family

  13. Rob and family, I’m so incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Our prayers are with you at this sad time. Buzzy & Carolyn, Mansfield Texas

  15. Rob I am so sad and sorry to hear this. I remember you telling us all at ESPN about Bryan and his interest in music.

  16. So so so sorry, I felt like i knew Bryan too thru Maureen, and hearing all the amazing stories of him playing guitar as a little kid and wearing a super hero costume . Your just such an incredible family .My love goes out to you.

    Lots of Love , Lisa