Helga L. Gallagher



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Helga Gallagher

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at age 92.  Predeceased by her husband, George Gallagher; son, Mark Gallagher.  She is survived by her loving children, Michael, James (Lien), Linda, Stephen (Karen) Gallagher; grandchildren, Justin (Sara), Lee (Lynn), Anthony, Andrew, Shannon, Jason; great-grandson, Andrew; many loving step grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Hoecker; many loving family and dear friends.

Helga’s visitation will be held Sunday August 6th 2 PM – 4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Celebration of Life will be held Monday, August 7th 10:00 AM in the chapel of the Funeral Home.  Interment, Falls Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit www.meesonfamily.com


  1. Linda on August 3, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    Thank you, mom, for your strength, your love, your patience and just for being my mom all these years. I will treasure our memories until we meet again.

  2. James Gallagher on August 4, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Mom, Words can’t describe how grateful I am for having such a Wonderful Mother like you !! You were always there for me, and our family no matter what. I used to joke when I called you and asked “Are you home now ?”, and the answer was mixed, but now I know you are Home. You were a Great Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend to many !!! I’ll Miss You for the rest of my days, but I’m eternally grateful for all you were to me. Rest in Peace Mom, I Love You, More Than Words Can Say, Jim

  3. Lee Bender on August 4, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    My dear grandma, I will miss you as will many others. May you rest peacefully and rejoice with friends and family as you reunite. Love always, Lee

  4. Dolly on August 4, 2023 at 9:11 pm


  5. null on August 5, 2023 at 7:45 pm

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  6. Ann Galen apt 345 on August 6, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    I’m so glad to have known Helga, ever since I moved here eight years ago. She lived just a little down from me. May she rest in peace.

  7. Linda on August 7, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you, Ann, for the kind thoughts. Mom loved her years at the Village and I know you helped make them happier!

  8. Linda on August 7, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind wishes, Duncan, and for joining us at calling hours yesterday.

  9. Linda on August 7, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    I can’t tell you how much your love and support have meant to me during mom’s illness, Dolly. I couldn’t ask for a better bff.

  10. Karen Miller her hairstylist on August 7, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    It was a pleasure knowing Helga. I got to see her at least once a month when she came in to get her hair done. She always had wonderful stories of her children and of where she lived and all of the activities she went to . She certainly lived life to the fullest. I will miss her dearly.

  11. Jim Gallagher on August 8, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    Thank You Karen for the wonderful care you gave our Mom. She really looked forward to having you do her hair, and considered you to be a dear friend of hers.

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