Michael Shawn Gallagher

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Michael Shawn Gallagher

January 28, 1962 - December 04, 2018

Bangor - Michael Shawn Gallagher, born January 28, 1962, died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him on December 4, 2018. Michael was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) nearly nine years ago. He was born in Missouri and moved to Maine with his family at the age of seven.
Michael is survived by his loving mother, Marylou Gallagher of Bangor; his son, Gary Gallagher, who was named after Michael's late best friend Gary Inman; his devoted partner, Susan Faloon and her son, and Mike's buddy, Camden; dearest friends, Robert Yost and Melissa Gabriel; brothers, Charles Joseph Gallagher and wife, Cristie, Danny Gallagher Sr. and wife, Ruth, John Timothy Gallagher and wife, Lona; sisters, Katey Hurst and husband, Brian, Mary Ann Russell, Susan (Suzy)Turner and husband, Scott; and many nieces and nephews.
Michael graduated from Bangor High School in 1980, and attended Eastern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (EMVTI) studying Refrigeration, Air Condition and Heating Technology. He worked in the pharmacy at EMMC for 23 years, where he achieved several advanced certifications. He then started his own roofing company, Gallagher Roofing, which he loved and continued until he was no longer physically able to do it.
Michael was especially proud of his son, Gary, for all he has accomplished in the Army National Guard as well as at the University of Maine. It was so important to him that Gary pursue a college education.
He was an avid sports fan, and specifically loved the Kansas City Chiefs, as they were from his home state of Missouri. He also loved the Dodgers because his favorite pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, played for them. He had an opportunity to see Clayton pitch in June on a special trip to NYC. He loved to attend the casino and horse races, and was never afraid to place a bet. Those who knew him knew he was a jokester, and maintained his sense of humor right up until the end. His laugh was infectious.
A special memorial will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Season's Restaurant in Bangor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to any of the following organizations that helped make his life here on earth better in many ways:
The Hope J.G. Foundation, P.O. Box 1805, Windham, Maine 04062; The ALS Family Charitable Foundation, Inc., One Trowbridge Road, Suite 322, Bourne, Mass 02532; The ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 438, Concord, NH 03301.
Published on December 6, 2018
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Saturday December 08, 2018

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Melissa boo
Dec 12, 2018
Sorry for your guys lost R.I.P my god be with you and your family at this sad time.
Dec 11, 2018
I knew Mike at the gym many years ago. I had not seen him in several years, but he was just an all around great guy. The world needs more like him. I was floored when I saw his obituary. RIP Mike. My thoughts are with the family.
Michele Butler
Dec 11, 2018
I worked with Mike in the Pharmacy, he was truly liked. He would always make me laugh. My deepest condolences to his family.
Greg Black
Dec 11, 2018
Gary & Family, So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You can get some comfort in knowing his suffering is over and he's at peace now. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Greg Black.
Jim Pearsall
Dec 10, 2018
Enjoyed many good times with Mike he was a good man to work for.Always making someone smile.
R.I.P my friend
Scott Stevenson
Dec 07, 2018
I am sorry I did not get to see you recently. I loved you like a brother and still laugh about a lot of things and time we spent together. You will be greatly missed and I will always cherish having the opportunity of having you as one of my truly best friends. R.I.P. Brother and sorry I couldn't see you off on your journey to ever lasting happiness.
Jim nickerson
Dec 07, 2018
The times we had back in the day my friend will never be forgotten always had a smile and a joke to tell and some of my parties were beyond the best Thanks for the Memories keep the party going up there my friend Godspeed
Pat Snodgrass.
Dec 07, 2018
R I P Mike , great memories from the Pharmacy days we had a great crew. .
Tom and Donna Buckley
Dec 07, 2018
So sorry to read of Mike's passing. He always had a smile and a good word whenever he saw us. Will be truly missed by family and friends.
Anthony & Barbara Lawler
Dec 07, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gallagher family in this heartbreaking time. Mikey was one of the true good guys. He will be missed by the countless people who were blessed by his presence.
Rob Neill
Dec 07, 2018
RIP Michael. We had a lot of fun together in grade school at St. Mary's. Godspeed.
John Costigan
Dec 07, 2018
Marylou, suzy, katie, maryann, tim danny,joey. Im so sorry for everyones loss. Mike will be missed by many.
Geo Lavoie
Dec 06, 2018
He was a hellof a man always had a smile and laugh and hug for me whenever i saw him even on a bad day i will miss that very much !!!
Thomas and Frances Ivers
Dec 06, 2018
Our condolences to Michael's family. So sorry for your loss. We knew him from bowling ten pin. RIP Michael.
Peg ONeill
Dec 06, 2018
Shine brightly Mikey.. you were one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew you.. RIP my friend.. 💕
Peg ONeill
Dec 06, 2018
Shine brightly Mikey! You were one of a kind... you will be missed by all who knew you... RIP. 💕💕💕
Dec 06, 2018
Mikey was a super great guy. I had a crush on him in 6th grade and he had long blonde hair! Then we worked at EMMC for many years. Such a beautiful smile and a kind soul. I am sure you and Gary and Gary have alot to catch up on! Rip God Bless you and you whole family.
Dec 06, 2018
RIP Mike so many years of knowing your family and your baby sis Katey and our many sleep overs as kids. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you during this time. Nana Gallagher may God wrap his loving arms and hold you close now and always. We all will see him again in heaven and that will be a glorious day. Love and miss you all.
Pat Snodgrass
Dec 06, 2018
May you rest in peace Mike. You were a great friend ,enjoyed working with him at E M M C Pharmacy . Prayers for your family and friends God Bless.
Alice and Tony Marshall
Dec 06, 2018
Our most sincere condolences Katie,Tim, Danny and family
Lesa Aubrey
Dec 06, 2018
May you rest in Peace Michael, I remember when you dated my lovely Sister Annette who unfortunately passed the same day you did this week.
Jamie Cronin
Dec 06, 2018
I worked with Mike at EMMC. He was so good natured and liked by everyone. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
John Birmingham
Dec 06, 2018
Rest In Peace, Micheal!
Theresa Sheehan Kelley
Dec 06, 2018
Was so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Great memories of him at EMMC and as a friend. His smile and laugh will be missed by all who knew him. Am sure he, Gary and Danny are raising a glass at being together again. RIP Mike. My condolences to the family.
Paul Kelly
Dec 06, 2018
My sympathies to Mike's loved ones. We worked together at EMMC for many years. He was always a good worker and a friendly voice. May he rest in peace.