Mr. Edward L., Gallagher

  • Born: July 6, 1933
  • Died: January 20, 2019
  • Location: Cranford, and Seaside Park, New Jersey

Gray Memorial Funeral Home

12 Springfield Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edward L Gallagher, 85, of Seaside Park, NJ passed away on January 20th, 2019 at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, NJ.

Edward was born in Kenilworth, NJ and lived there until 1949 when he moved to Roselle, NJ. He graduated from Abraham Clark High School in 1951. He raised his family in Roselle with his late wife Edith. They moved to Cranford in 1983 and retired full-time to their summer home in Seaside Park in 2004.

Edward was a US Army Veteran serving in Korea. He was employed as a Sheet Metal worker with Local Union #22 of Cranford. He worked his way up through the Union ranks retiring as a Business Manager in 1995. His greatest accomplishment within the Union was fighting for its members to remain an independent Union when other Unions were being merged throughout the country. He also served on the DMC in Cranford and on the Borough Council in Seaside Park.

Edward leaves behind his loving children, daughter Amy L. Eberling of Cranford and son Thomas E. Gallagher (Joanne) of Colonia. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Corinne Ardente (Brian), Lauren Eberling, Michael Gallagher, Lauren Wojcik (Kevin), Alison Miller, and one great grandchild Desmond Wojcik as well as many loving nieces, nephews and devoted friends. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years Edith L. (Giesler) Gallagher (June 2018), his parents Patrick and Genevieve (McCarthy) Gallagher, his brothers John P. Gallagher and Peter McCarthy, and his sisters Anna Mae O'Shea, Theresa Scheidegger, Eileen Hogan, Kathleen Brearton, and son-in-law Dean Eberling.

Edward's visitation and life celebration will be held at Gray Memoria lFuneral Home, 12 Springfield Avenue, Cranford NJ from 4-8pm on Thursday, January 24th, 2019. You may go to for on line condolences. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 9:30am at St. Michaels Church, 40 Alden Street, Cranford, NJ. Internment will be at St. Gertrude's Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1357 Perrineville Rd., Monroe, NJ 08831 or go to, or the Tri-Boro First Aid Squad, 61 J Street, Seaside Park, NJ 08752.