Marie Hynes Gallagher November 2, 1932 - September 10, 2021

Marie Hynes Gallagher, of Falmouth and formerly of Dorchester and Milton, passed away on September 10, 2021 with her family at her side.

Born in Dorchester on November 2, 1932, she was the eldest daughter of the late Marion (Barry) and the Honorable John B. Hynes. Her father was the Mayor of Boston from 1949 to 1959.

Marie was the beloved wife of Joseph C. Gallagher for forty-nine years at the time of his death in 2007.

Marie was the devoted mother of Susan G. Gallagher of Falmouth, Lisa M. Gallagher (Gregory J. Ruffa) of Darien, CT; Joseph C. “Jay” Gallagher Jr. (Nicole M. Cabana) of Falmouth, and Mark J. Gallagher (Anne Sargent Gallagher) of Cohasset. Marie was the cherished grandmother “Darby” to her nine grandchildren: Cameron E., Brooke C., Sloane A., and Chapin S. Ruffa; Charlotte R., John H., and Henry S. Gallagher; and Megan E. and Seton E. Gallagher. Marie truly loved being a mother and grandmother and treasured the time that she spent with her children and grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her beloved brother Barry T. Hynes of South Boston and her sister-in-law Margaret “Peg” Vahey of Milton as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Marie was predeceased by her brothers Jack Hynes and Richard Hynes, her sister Nancy Downey, and her lifelong friend of sixty-five years, Barbara Connolly Hughes.

Marie was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy (1950) and Emmanuel College (1954). Her proudest accomplishments were raising her family and teaching special needs students in the Boston Public Schools for two decades.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Gregory’s Church, 2223 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, on Saturday, September 18 at 10:30 A.M. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours are at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave, EAST MILTON SQUARE, Friday, September 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury immediately following the funeral. Masks are required at the funeral home and church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the Falmouth Service Center, 611 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated
Saturday, September 18 at 10:30 AM
Masks are Required

Saint Gregory’s Church
2223 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124

Visiting Hours
Friday, September 17 from 4-7 PM
Relatives and friends are kindly invited
Masks are Required

Dolan Funeral Home
460 Granite Avenue
Milton, MA 02186

Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury

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    Anonymous says

    I have fond memories of Marie as a teacher. After her teaching career, Marie was a substitute teacher in my classroom in Falmouth. She was kind and understanding with the children. I have great memories of those times. Memories are forever!
    Claire DeMello

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In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s memory may be made to the

Falmouth Service Center
611 Gifford Street
Falmouth, MA 02540