Joan E (Wiegand) Gallagher,74, of Middleborough, unexpectedly passed away on December 15, 2020
surrounded by her loving family. Born August 12, 1946 in Boston, she was the daughter of the late
William J Wiegand and Mary E (Howe) Wiegand. Joan is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years,
Robert G Gallagher; her loving children Jay Gallagher and wife Marie of Milton, MA, Christine Hobin and
husband Jay of Cumberland, RI, Mark Gallagher of Dorchester, MA; 7 treasured grandchildren, Brendan
Hudson, Joseph, Kathleen, Nora, and Cian Gallagher, Craig and Lily Hobin and cherished great grandson
Aiden Hudson; her loving sisters Sister Eleanor Wiegand, C.S.J. and Virginia (Wiegand) Fontana; pre-
deceased by her loving brother William Wiegand and her sisters Mary Claire Wiegand and Marilyn
Joan thoroughly enjoyed her extended “maternity leave”. Before moving to Middleborough, she was
active in the St. William’s Parish (Savin Hill) community, particularly candlepin bowling and bingo, the
perfect outlets for her social and competitive nature. She loved camping, not so much for the camping
itself, but for the time spent and memories made with family and long-term beloved friends. More
recently she has enjoyed the company of her dear friends at Oak Point.
Joan loved going on day drives with Bob for lunch, to see the grand-kids, a trip to the casino, or just to
see someplace new. She never smiled wider than when she and Bob had all of their children,
grand-children, and great grand-child under their roof.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that a donation be made in her memory to Bethany Health Care Center: 97
Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702. http://bethanyhealthcare.org/donate/
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday (December 29, 2020) at 10 AM in Saints Martha & Mary Church.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. For reserved seating please click on the link provided:
Calling hours are respectfully omitted.
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