John Francis Gallagher, 93, formerly of Hoboken, Bergenfield and Manchester, NJ, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2021. John was a long time retired employee and sales person for West-Vaco Paper , Hoboken. Born in Hoboken, John was a proud Veteran of U.S. Navy , serving from 1944 to 1946. A devout Irish Catholic, John was a long time parishioner at Our Lady of Grace Church in Hoboken, where his funeral Mass will be offered on Thursday, at 10:00 AM, February 4, 2021. John was a member of the KNights of Columbus in Hoboken and Bergenfield. John was an avid bowler and Golfer through the years and played basketball for Hoboken’s Demarest High School in the early 1940’s. Surviving is his loving wife Geraldine (née) Metcalfe Gallagher, three sons, Brian and his wife Siglinda, John and his wife Adrianna, and Michael, two daughters Colleen Giunta and her husband John, Holly Curley. John was blessed with fourteen grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Judy Cacici, two brothers Kenneth and Richard, and a sister Patricia Byrnes.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday , February 3, 2021 , from 4:00-8:00 PM at Failla Memorial Home in Hoboken. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.