Bernard Thomas Gallagher

SOUTHBURY — Bernard Thomas Gallagher, 74, of Southbury, passed away Monday, June 24, 2019. He was the husband of Gere Gallagher.

Bernard was born April 23, 1945 in Bronx, N.Y., the son of the late John and Mary Gallagher of Donegal and Arranmore, Ireland. A Vietnam veteran, he worked for multiple publications in advertising, including Yankee Magazine and The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Bernard was a fun-loving man with a friendly smile and a dad joke always ready. He lovingly called his wife Jellybean. He watched Seinfeld and The History Channel, and loved telling stories of his experiences in Vietnam.

Bernie was the family-favorite chef, always in the kitchen, cooking to the Beatles or Paul Simon. He loved cheeseburgers but hated mayonnaise. He smiled easily and could often be caught playing Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt.

Everyone who knew him will miss his quick wit and warm heart.

Besides his loving wife of 46 years, he leaves his three children, Daniel, Michael and Sarah; his two sisters, Grace Kiely and Patricia McElhone, and several other loving family members.

Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 2 School St., Woodbury. Burial will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at New North Cemetery in Woodbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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