ORONO - Brian Boru Gallagher, MD, Ph.D., 79, passed away June 11, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Chicago, son of Thomas F. and Beatrice (Sheehan) Gallagher.
Brian graduated from the University of Chicago in 1963 with a medical doctor degree and doctor of philosophy degree in neurology. He was a professor of neurology at Yale University
, Georgetown University and the Medical College of Georgia until 1994. Brian moved to Maine and practiced general medicine from 1994 until 2007 at Orono Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Gildart) Gallagher of Orono; two sons, Ian Gallagher of Orono and Cullen Gallagher of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and brother, Dr. Thomas Gallagher of Omaha, Neb.
Services will be private for the family. Gifts in his memory may be made to Orono Health Association, 10 Birch St., Orono, ME 04473. A service of Brookings-Smith, Orono Chapel, 72 Main St., Orono.