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