Thomas James Gallagher, 70, of Holmdel, New Jersey, passed away peacefully on February 16th 2020.
Thomas was born in Jersey City to Rose Napoliello and William Gallagher on February 24th, 1949, the youngest of six siblings. He married the love of his life Patricia, on January 19th 1968. He worked long and hard to graduate from Farleigh Dickinson University with post graduate degrees from Columbia University and The Wharton School of Business. Thomas worked for over 40 years in the insurance industry spending time with Hartford, Prudential Re and retired as the Chief Operating Officer of Everest Reinsurance. He dedicated his life to his family, wife, four sons and twelve grandchildren.
Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Peter Gallagher and sister Rosemary Perrotti.
Thomas is survived by his beloved wife Patricia; his son William and wife Diane, son Trevor and wife Tricia, son Justin and wife Kim, son Todd and wife Anne; brother William and wife Grace, brother Charles and wife Patricia, sister Carolyn; and the treasures of his life his grandchildren Brendan, Logan, Grant, Miles, Sophia, Amelia, Vaughn, Colin, Abigail, Quinn, Daniel and Clara
The Gallagher Family wishes to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the team of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals who have cared for and guided Thomas throughout his life. Specifically, Dr. Jean Otrakji, the staff at Davita Dialysis Center, Hazlet and Riverview Medical Center.
Visitation will take place Thursday, February 20th at Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Middletown, NJ, from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.
The Funeral mass will be held at 9:15am on Friday, February 21st at St. Catharine’s Catholic Church, Holmdel, NJ. Entombment will follow at Holmdel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Thomas’ name to the National Kidney Foundation at kidney.org