Marion “Marnie” M. (Fay) Gallagher, 85, of Colchester and formerly of Wallingford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at William W. Backus Hospital. She had been the loving wife of the late William R. Gallagher for nearly 40 years.
Marion was born on April 26, 1936, in Dorchester, MA, one of 11, to the late William and Ruth (McMillan) Fay.
Marion was kind, forgiving, selfless, and had unconditional love for her family. She enjoyed reading, loved her flower beds and will be remembered for having the strength of a warrior.
Marion is survived by three children; daughter, Pamela Veilleux and her husband Greg of Plantsville; son, Steven Gallagher and Elizabeth Lawrence of Northford and daughter Melinda Machalick and her husband Walter of Colchester; former daughter-in-law, Janice Block of Wolcott; 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings; Ruth M. Tobin of Pembroke, MA; Mary T. Prew of Newport, ME; Joseph W. Fay and his wife Ruth of Dedham, MA; James M. Fay of Ayers, MA, her sister-in-law, Joan Fay of Weymouth, MA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Bill, she was predeceased by siblings; William S. Fay Jr, Thomas A. Fay, John “Charlie” Fay, Katherine McKay, Patricia A. O’Brien and Francis X Fay.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 12 noon on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St, Plantsville. Burial of ashes will follow in the State Veteran’s Cemetery, Middletown. Calling hours will be held before the service from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at the funeral home. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.