In Loving Memory of Raymond A. Gallagher

November 18, 1922
Bridgeport, CT
March 03, 2017
Bridgeport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

March 10, 2017


Our Lady of the Assumption Church

Mass of Christian Burial

545 Stratfield Road (RT 59),
CT 06825

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 AM


St. Michael Cemetery

2205 Stratford Avenue,
CT 06615

March 11, 2017

Family Gathering


St. Michael the Archangel Church

310 Pulaski Street,
CT 06608

Raymond Anthony Gallagher

Raymond A. Gallagher, age 94, of Bridgeport, beloved husband of 47 years of the late Cecelia S. Gallagher, passed away peacefully Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in the Black Rock section of Bridgeport, son of the late Anthony and Nora Gallagher, he had been a proud lifelong resident of Bridgeport. A graduate of Bassick High School, Raymond served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Following the war, he graduated from the University of Connecticut. Raymond retired as Assistant Personnel Director of the Civil Service Commission for the City of Bridgeport. He was a member of the Holy Name Society at St. Michael the Archangel and a member of the Bridgeport Retired Employee’s Association. Raymond enjoyed golfing at Fairchild Wheeler, bowling, playing pinochle with his friends and was an avid reader. Above all else, Raymond delighted in spending time with his family. Survivors include three devoted children, David Gallagher and his wife, Susan, Mary Ann DeRosa and her husband, Ronald of Shelton and Noreen Klinga and her husband, Edward of Fairfield; three beloved grandchildren Emily and John DeRosa and Judith Klinga, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his loving wife Cecelia, he was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas, Robert and Clifford Gallagher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM meeting directly at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 545 Stratfield Road (RT 59), Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 PM in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael the Archangel Church, 310 Pulaski Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608. The family wishes to offer their sincere thanks to Raymond’s dedicated caregivers, Donna, Jolanta, Elisa and Agnes for the compassionate care provided to their father during his later years. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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10 Guestbook Entries for Raymond Anthony Gallagher

  1. I am honored and blessed to have known my Uncle Ray. I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and his family the strength to bear the great pain. My most heartfelt condolences.

  2. With loving rememberances and heartfelt sympathies.
    Gretchen, Stephen, Meagan and Erin Schwarz

  3. Nor, Ed & Judith –
    Our most sincere condolences to you all for the loss of your father. I remember him! He was so nice. Please pass our thoughts on to your brother and sister. We are praying for you and your family.
    Much love.
    Mary Beth, Scott & Tim Barber

  4. My sincerest sympathies to you Nor and your family. May he Rest In Peace. I wish I could be there. Much love Gail

  5. My sincere condolences to the entire family. Ray worked and played golf with my Dad for many years. We all thought the world of him. He was a great person.

  6. My deepest respects Noreen to you and your family for your loss. Take comfort in your memories of your dad and a life well lived.

    Susan Konzen

  7. Noreen, Ed and Judith,
    Sharing your sorrow in love and friendship. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear father. He lived a full and beautiful life with his family. Wishing you love, light and peace.

  8. My deepest sympathies to you and your entire family during this very difficult time. You can feel the beauty of your father through the writings above – may these wonderful memories comfort you and help you to heal. Sending love and prayers to all of you.

  9. My deepest condolences to the entire family for the loss of your father and grandfather. May He rest in Peace.