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Donna C. (Koczat) Gallagher, of Methuen, died Friday, August 18, 2017, at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass.
Donna was born in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of the late John Koczat and Annette Koczat Kenyon. A graduate of Tenney High School, she was a longtime resident of Methuen who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to care for children; she also enjoyed playing bingo and spending weekends at her social club, Reliefs Inn. She lived her life selflessly, putting others above herself.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, William J. Gallagher; and their three children, Sean Gallagher and his wife, Brenda, Kelly Gallagher and her fiancé, Aaron Hastings, Stacy Quigley and her husband, John; and her nine grandchildren, Shannon, Ryen, Molly, Kacey, Rylie, Avery, Jonathan, Gabriel, and Jacob. She is also survived by her sister, Linda Koczat and her partner, Russel Blake; and her brother, John Koczat.
She will be greatly missed by her friends and family who adored her.
Calling hours will take place Wednesday, August 23, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 24, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Theresa Church in Methuen. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Philanthropy Department, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Published on  August 22, 2017
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