February 17, 1942 – October 12, 2020
Eileen Gallagher, 78, of Norristown, PA and the Mayfair neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, PA, passed away suddenly on Monday, October 12, 2020.
Born Eileen McDevitt, she was the daughter of James and Helen (Fenerty) McDevitt.
She was a strong, loyal, and empathetic person who loved people, especially children, animals, and spending time at the beach with family. She was a master gardener, excellent cook, and loving mom, wife, sister, and friend. She loved to laugh until she had tears in her eyes.
Survived by husband of fifty-three years Edward Gallagher, daughter Kristen (Chris Alexander) Gallagher, sisters Geraldine Anderson, Lorraine (Joe) Maguire, and Nancy (Steve) Johnson, brothers James McDevitt and Joe (Marian) McDevitt, many beloved nieces and nephews, adored grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and devoted friends. Predeceased by her parents, her brother Gene McDevitt, her sister Helen Indelicato, and her brothers-in-law Nicky Indelicato and Jimmy Anderson.
Memorial services will be held privately.
In honor of her mother, donations in Eileen’s name can be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate/.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Inc., King of Prussia
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
October 20, 2020
Eileen has been a dear friend of mine since we were in Grammar School at St Matts. Even as our lives took us in different directions, she always kept in touch.
Several years ago Eileen arranged a get-together for a group of old Mayfair friends. That was the beginning of many many fun gatherings at the shore and local restaurants.
I will really miss Eileen.
My heart goes out to Eddie, Kristen and all of Eileen's family.
jim and eileen richardson
October 18, 2020
Our condolences for our sweet cousin Eileen. Eileen was a very kind and loving wife, mother, daughter, cousin and friend. She always had a pleasant, cheerful attitude. We will miss her and we know that today she is resting in Heaven with all of her loved ones who preceded her.
October 17, 2020
The family and the world has just lost a truly wonderful person. Eileen (and Geraldine) were our "babysitters" growing up when Mom needed a sitter and Eileen always let you know who was in-charge. Eileen was kind, generous and caring. We all love her. She is now with her beloved Mom and Dad, Gene and Helen. Rest in Peace Eileen. Love Always, Tom and Cass.