Hugh J. Gallagher

hugh gallagher

May 5, 1932 ~ November 6, 2017

Gallagher, Hugh J., "Hughie" age 85, of McAffe, NJ and formerly of Leonia, on November 6, 2017. He was born in Queens, NY and served his country proudly in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was a Police Sergeant for the Leonia Police Department and was active with the PBA after his retirement. Hugh loved to play Golf and was an Adamant Yankee and Notre Dame Fan. Beloved husband of the late Patricia nee; Holtz. Devoted father of George Gallagher and his wife Linda, Kevin Gallagher and his wife Heidi, and the late Joseph Gallagher. Cherished grandfather of Ashley, Lindsey, Patrick and Ryan. Adored great grandfather of Brandon, Peter and Arianna. Loved by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph and Agnes (O'Toole) Gallagher and by his siblings Madelyn Hemming and William Gallagher. Hugh was also a family man that made sure his family including his fur animal grandchildren always came first. The family will receive their friends on Friday 4:00 -8:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". All are asked to Assemble Saturday for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Historic Madonna R. C. Church on the Hill at 9:30 AM. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: November 11, 2017 9:30 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: November 10, 2017 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. It was a pleasure to work with him. He was a great guy and a great cop. We had lots of good times together. I will never forget him. Lt. Paul H. Olson retired Leonia Police Dept.

  2. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. My father, Walter Klingner always spoke so highly of Hugh. I have many memories of my time spent at the Leonia Police Department with this amazing generation of police officers. Heaven has gained another member of the elite. Rest in peace Hughie. You will be missed.

  3. So very sorry, he was a great guy. A gentleman in every sense of the word. May he rest in peace.

  4. I am deeply sorry for your loss. He was a dear and cherished friend to my father, and our family. Please be assured of my prayers for him and your family.
    Elizabeth Neillands

  5. I was brought up by my grandmother, Agnes Gallagher, Hughie's mother. He may have been my uncle, but he felt more like a big brother. He use to refer to me as "his little sister who was always getting in the way." We lived in a three story house in Jackson Heights. Naturally, I was on the third floor and since Hughie was the youngest Gallagher in the family, he was there too! He contributed to my wonderful childhood as we grew up together and I will forever cherish these loving memories. Hughie loved his sons and his grandchildren. He was an outstanding family man. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to the Gallagher family.

  6. Dear Dad,
    No words can express the way we feel. We will miss you always and never forget everything you taught us in life .
    Our hearts are broken, but know that the Lord has you in the palm of his hands. As we say our goodbyes today we are proud to be your son and daughter in law…we will never let you down.
    Our love to you …Goodbye for now Dad ..Miss you xoxo
    forever in our hearts
    George & Linda

  7. To the family of Mr.Gallagher with my condolences. May you be comforted by the God who comforts us during our trials, 2Corinthians 1:3,4, and the hope of the resurrection. John 5:28,29.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and wonderful neighbor.
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

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