OBITUARY: Arthur Philip Gallagher, 62

LOWELL, MA — Arthur Philip Gallagher, C.P.A., 62, of Edgartown, Massachusetts, but formerly of Lowell, died Monday June 13th 2016, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after a brief illness.

He was the beloved husband of Vera A. (Quinlan) Gallagher, with whom he just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on October 11, 2015.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 2, 1954, the son of the late Charles A. and the late Elizabeth A. (Barrows) Gallagher, he attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School with the Class of 1972.

Arthur went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Suffolk University in 1976. He later attained his Masters in Accounting, also from Suffolk.

He began his career as an auditor with the Massachusetts Department of Revenue and in 1981 he proudly passed the Massachusetts CPA exam.

Currently, Arthur was the Town Accountant for Oak Bluffs, MA on Martha’s Vineyard. Previously, he was the town accountant for the communities of Bedford, Framingham, Wilmington and Weymouth.

In addition, he served as the Auditor for the City of Lowell from 2001 to 2003.

A true family man, Arthur most enjoyed time spent with them. He loved movie classics, music and historical documentaries and was a member of the Suffolk University Alumni Association.

Besides his wife, Arthur is survived by two sons Brice T. Gallagher of Lowell and Shane Q. Gallagher and his wife Shelagh (Walsh) of Tewksbury; three sisters Mary E. Lukas of Chelmsford, Margaret A. Dorr of Lowell and Anne C. Gallagher of Chelmsford; a brother Charles F. Gallagher of Chelmsford; two aunts Effie (Bikos) Barrows of Methuen and Margaret (Barrows) Flannery of Wellesley; an uncle Leo Foley of Lowell; his in laws Mary Margaret Ahearn of Dracut, Rosemary B. Brewster and husband Bruce of Lowell, Katherine W. Breen of Lowell, Kerry A. Deveau and her husband Jeffrey of Lawrence, Francis X Quinlan, Jr. and his wife Dorothy of Lowell, Michael H.W. Quinlan and his wife Deborah of Bedford, NH and Patrick T. Quinlan of Lowell ; and many nieces, grandnieces, nephews and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law Vera (Cadigan) and Francis X. Quinlan Sr., a brother-in-law David “Nip” Ahearn and sister-in-law Laurie E. Quinlan.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 4 to 7 P.M. Friday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass to be celebrated Saturday morning at the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH at 10 o’clock. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, No. Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to the Monastery of the Monastery of Saint Clare, 455 River Rd., Andover, MA 01810. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O’Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.

Arthur Phillip Gallagher
Arthur Phillip Gallagher

(NOTE: The above obituary is from the O’Donnell Funeral Home.)

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