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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

My sympathy to the family.May Almighty God give you the strength to endure until his promises are fulfilled.Isaiah 35:5,6

Posted by Dee    February 18, 2019

Dear family members and friends truly sorry for your loss my condolences Jerm29:10,11) ps37:29) 2peter3:13)

Posted by Regina Neil - Pleasantville, NJ - Acquaintance   February 18, 2019

May the God of comfort and peace continue to be with family and friends to see you through the difficult times. Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by Gabriel Navarrete - Boca Raton, FL - Acquaintance   February 17, 2019

May the God of comfort and peace continue to be with family and friends to see you through the difficult times. Jeremiah 29:11

Posted by Gabriel Navarrete - Boca Raton, FL - Acquaintance   February 17, 2019

May your memories of the wonderful times shared with your loved one comfort you and you family today and always. Hosea 13:14

Posted by Priscilla - TX   February 01, 2019

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your father.

Posted by Cynthia Silvester - Bordentown, NJ - Friend   January 26, 2019

Dear Amy and "Tommy", Sympathy for the loss of your dad and prior loss of your mom.

Posted by Dan & Dolores johnson - hillsorough, NJ - Neighbor   January 26, 2019

Ed you were a good business agent and a Great friend will miss you and may you rest in peace! Local 22 will miss you dearly

Posted by Ray Gabrish - Summerland Key, FL - Coworker   January 24, 2019

We are sending our deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your dad. I'm certain that your mom and dad are now reunited in Heaven celebrating their love for one another. We're praying for God to help you through this difficult time of mourning.

Posted by Sandi Goldzweig - South Seaside Park, NJ - Neighbor   January 24, 2019

My deepest sympathy. Uncle Ed was a good man. He will be missed

Posted by Catherine Conklin (Capaldo- McCarthy) - Oldbridge, NJ - Family   January 23, 2019

Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family and friends of Edward may you find great comfort in God's promise found in John 6:40

Posted by Trisha - OR - Friend   January 23, 2019

So happy that we had a nice visit 3 weeks ago. We talked about old times and friends. Bunker sat by you looking for a treat. As I was leaving you reminded me to call if I needed anything or he could help the Democratic Club. Thanks Ed for keeping me on my toes! My thoughts are with your children and grandchildren they have lost their parents and grandparents in such a short time.

Posted by Nancy Koury - Seaside Park   January 22, 2019

You will never be forgotten my friend! I will always miss our afternoon phone calls, and our talks. I will carry you with me always. Denise Koury : Seaside Park

Posted by Denise Kouru - Seaside Park, NJ - Friend   January 22, 2019

Our prayers are with you. Psalm 9:9

Posted by J Jones    January 22, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. May you receive strength and comfort from God. "He will make you firm, he will make you strong, he will firmly ground you." - 1Peter 5:10

Posted by A W - GA - Friend   January 22, 2019

Rip uncle ed, its been many many years since I have seen you, but I remember seeing you at my grandmothers on Sunday mornings for coffee. (marie MCCarthy)my deepest condolence to your family.
Debbie capaldo,daughter of(Joan McCarthy Capaldo)

Posted by Deborah Capaldo - Kenilworth, NJ - Family   January 21, 2019

You will be missed by your wonderful family.
We worked hard together at SMW

Posted by MaryJane Lordi - Kenilworth, NJ - Coworker   January 21, 2019

My dear friend I will surely miss the morning's and afternoons looking out at the bay during the summer and fall, watching old bunker run back and forth chasing other dogs or you chasing Crabbers. Weekly trips to OTB and every so often a trip to AC. I most certainly will not forget our trip with Jimmy to Costa Rica we had a real nice time even though you didn't like the lizard's. However you played a great game of golf. But had a great time Bill fishing and the Cssino.
Over 38 years of this wonderful time will be with me forever my Friend.

Posted by James Sellian - Bronxville, NY - Friend   January 21, 2019

A wonderful man that created a wonderful family. Much love Mr. was an honor to have met you and know you, you will be missed <3>

Posted by Susan Higgins - Seaside park, NJ - Friend   January 21, 2019


You always made me that I had a dad with you and now I lost a great dad love you Ed aka dad I'm so so sorry for your loss Gallagher familly

Posted by Lucy Contegiacomo - Toms River, NJ - Friend   January 21, 2019

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