Rita J. (Tucker) Gallagher Print E-mail

Rita J. (Tucker) Gallagher

Beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt;

Rita J. (Tucker) Gallagher, 96, of Dover, New Hampshire, formerly of Exeter, NH, Nashua, NH and Lake City Fl, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2023, at Langdon Place in Dover, NH.

She was the loving wife of the late Owen F. Gallagher who passed away on December 21, 2019.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on July 28, 1926, the daughter of the late William and the late Elizabeth (Rouine) Tucker, she attended Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School in the class of 1944.

Prior to retirement, Rita worked for many years as an accounts payable clerk, first for Sanders Associates and later for Harris Corporation.

Rita enchanted everyone she met with her sweet demeanor, kind personality and friendly smile. She also had a love for bowling, golf, music, bingo, and chatting with her friends at coffee hour.

She is survived by four children: Ellen Berchtold and her husband Bruce of Deerfield, NH, Owen F. Gallagher Jr. of Wynantskill, NY, Susan Allard and her husband Mario of Manchester, NH, and Maureen Gallagher and her husband Dennis Moulton of Portsmouth, NH, six grandchildren Patricia DeCourcy and her husband Thomas of Bedford, NH, Joseph Berchtold and his wife Courtney of Manchester, NH, Kathleen Turner of Ravena, NY, Daniel Gallagher-Kats and his wife Michelle of Framingham, MA, Nicole Rissman and her husband Derek of Solana Beach, CA, Michelle Allard and her husband Ross Terrance of Vancouver BC Canada, nine great grandchildren Miriam, Penelope, Peter, Evan, Autumn, Avery, Juniper, Frances, and Heidi, and by many nieces and nephews.

Rita was predeceased by her daughter-in-law Karen (Deiber) Gallagher and her siblings Mary Harrington, Margaret Ralls, Katherine Cullinan, Gertrude Lantagne, Helen Wallace, Henry Tucker, Theresa Loucraft, Elizabeth Tuson and Ann Robey.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Rita’s Memorial Visitation on Monday January 9, 2023, at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in LOWELL from 4 to 7 P.M. Committal Services will be private for the family at a later date. E-condolences/directions at www.odonnellfuneralhome.com. Those wishing to do so may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38101. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O’Donnell, Jr. (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (2)
  • Ray Robey  - My condolences
    I'm sorry for your loss. Aunt Rita was the best and we had so many fun times over the years whenever the families met. Ray Robey
  • Sandy Pace  - To all of Rita's family
    Please know how sorry Iam with Rita's passing. I got to know both Rita & Owen through Langdon's beautyshop. Wonderful couple. Rita tried very hard after Your dad passed but the genuine missing was there. Always a smile and a warm greeting. She will be missed at Langdon. She loved her family and it showed how much you loved your mom. You were always there for her. May your wonderful memories of both your parents help you at this very sad time.
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