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Gallagher, Terence Joseph April 12, 1934 - November 22, 2020

Terence Gallagher 86, of Bronxville, NY, devoted husband of Barbara Wogan Gallagher passed away on November 22, 2020.  Son of the late Nora (Buckley) and Terence J. Gallagher Sr., he was born on April 12, 1934 in Brooklyn.  He was graduated from Manhattan College, the Harvard Law School and received an LL.M. from NYU.  He served in the U.S. Air Force as an Assistant Judge Advocate and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal.

He practiced corporate law, principally with Pfizer, Inc., where he rose to the position of Vice President of Corporate Governance (the first person in the U.S. to hold that title).  His service on numerous boards included The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, The Pfizer Foundation, the Conference Board, Global Corporate Governance Network, The Investor Responsibility Research Center and El Museo del Barrio. He was co-chair of the Council of Institutional Investors and Chair of the Committee of the Corporate Governance Task Force of the Business Roundtable.  He has served both as past president of the NY Chapter of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals and was also a member of their National Board.  He was a corporate governance advisor to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services.  A member of the American Bar Association and the NY State Bar Association, he was admitted to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, The United States Court of Military Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He was invested into the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in 1985, served as its New York Area Chair and established their Bereavement Committee. In 2004 he received the United Hospital Fund Distinguished Trustee award for his work on the Calvary Hospital Board and Calvary Hospital Fund. A parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church in Bronxville for 51 years, he led their committee to establish its Family Mass in 1971 and also served on the Finance Committee.

Besides his wife of 59 years he is survived by his children Betsy Antunes Esq. (Steven), Dr. Nancy Grey, Terence J. Gallagher III Esq. (Stacey) and Dr. Robert Gallagher (Susan) and ten grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Calvary Hosptial.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville at 10:45 a.m. on November 27th, 2020. The Mass will be live streamed by following this link www.facebook.com/churchofsaintjoseph or on the website for Fred. H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, www.mcgrathandson.com


Calling Hours: 9 to 10:20 am, Friday November 27, 2020

Mass: 10:45 am, Friday, November 27, 2020 at St. Joseph's Church, Bronxville

Live Stream the Mass: Please Click Here


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    Maura Garry says

    Sincere sympathy to Barbara, Betsy, Nancy, Robert ,Terence and the extended family on the death of a beloved husband, father and grandfather. To have known Terry over the years was a rich blessing. I thank God for the inspiration of Terry’s life and the blessing he was to all who knew him.

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      Barbara says

      Thank you, dear Maura. He loved you and was so proud of your missionary work.
      Blessings to all,

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    Fr. Gerald E Murray says

    Dear Barbara and Nancy,

    I send my heartfelt condolences. What a wonderful and truly Catholic man who did so much good in his life. May he rest in God’s eternal peace. With prayers, Fr. Gerry Murray

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      Barbara says

      Dear Father Gerry,

      Thank you for your prayers and sympathy. We are consoled by your compassion.

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    Marion Glennon says

    I am so sorry for your loss! I am so lucky to know you both! You are the BEST! Unfortunately I am recovering from a stroke and can’t attend I’ll be in touch later in the year! RIP Terry!

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      Barbara says

      Dear Marion,

      We are so sorry to learn about your health problems.
      Thanks for your compassion at this difficult time.

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    Andrea Mancuso says

    Dear Gallagher Family,
    I will always remember Nancy’s joy when she shared news of milestone anniversaries, happy birthdays, proud graduations, and so many other celebrations of life spent with her beloved father. What a wonderful and accomplished life he lived. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

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      Barbara says

      Dear Andrea,

      Thank you for your heartfelt words of compassion.

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    Bob Greason says

    Barbara, Terry is with Our Lord and out of pain and debilitation may he rest in Peace. My prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob Greason.

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      Barbara says

      Dear Bob,
      Thanks to you and all members of Malta for your sympathy and prayers.

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    Peter Sorenson says

    When someone leaves this plane many tend to first consider the loss – but I like to consider the length of time we had that person in our lives – whether short or long. How lucky we were to have them as a life partner, to have the memories of times shared together to keep far past their passing. While I am mindful of the recent pain I hope you can take some solace in the lifetime spent together.

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      Barbara and Nancy says

      Dear Peter,

      How kind of you.

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    Keith L Douglass, KM says

    May our Lord welcome Terrance to His altar in heaven.

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