Thomas P. Gallagher “Tom”, 72 years old from Pennington, New Jersey, died suddenly on February 10, 2022. Tom was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and graduated from Ewing High School. He then graduated from Lehigh University and later received a master’s degree in public administration from the Fels Institute for Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tom has been a New Jersey employee for over 48 years. Throughout his career, he has worked in various departments and is currently the Chief Financial Officer of the Banking and Insurance Department.
Tom loved his family and was so proud of his children. An avid sports fan all his life, he was an athlete, the number one fan of his children’s teams and returned to his community as president of the Hopewell Valley Football Association. His favorite sport was playing golf with family and friends. Tom was also a sports fan in Philadelphia and rarely missed an opportunity to look at the Eagles and Phillies.
Tom is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann H. Gallagher, daughter Maureen Gallagher, son Patrick Gallagher and wife Eliza Gallagher. He is also survived by sisters Mary Wurst and Patricia Pine and their families. His brother Jim Gallagher and his parents passed away.
Family and friends are invited to view on Monday, Feb. 21, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, 2560 Pennington Rd., Pennington, NJ .
A Christian funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. George’s Church in Titusville, New Jersey.
The funeral will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery and Mausoleum in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Instead of flowers the family is asking for donations in favor of Lions Eye Bank in the Delaware Valley, www.lebdv.org.
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