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Hannah B. Gallagher

July 12, 2021


Hannah (Nan) Beaton Gallagher, 83, of Barnegat, NJ, passed on Monday, July 12, 2021 peacefully at home. Hannah was an identical twin, born in Greenock, Scotland during WWII.  At the age of 18, Hannah came with her identical twin Mary and future husband Dennis to the United States, landing in Elizabeth, NJ.  The twins had a double wedding ceremony and started their life in America where they went on to raise their family.  Hannah worked in several hotels over the years in Banquet Management.  She moved from Carteret to Barnegat to enjoy her retirement with her husband Dennis.  She loved traveling and was proud of the 26 cruises she had been on.  She always had a bag packed ready to go by the door for her next adventure.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Church and was known for knitting beautiful baby sweaters and donating them to the church to be distributed to babies in need. 

She is predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Dennis Gallagher; her brothers James, Charles, Allan; her sisters, Marion, Elizabeth, Ella, Alina, Greta, Mary and Liz. Surviving are her four children, Dennis S. Gallagher, wife Kim Gallagher, Apopka Florida, Bernard Gallagher, wife Debra Gallagher, Annandale, NJ, James B. Gallagher, wife Adriana Gallagher, Rutherford, NJ, Alina Cerankowski, husband Joseph Cerankowski, Farmingdale, NJ; eleven grandchildren, Kimberly Han, Dennis Gallagher, Elizabeth Gallagher,  Bernard Gallagher, Michelle Demetriou, Kelly Gallagher, Brandon Gallagher, Juliana Gallagher, Ian Gallagher, Joseph Cerankowski, Ryan Cerankowski; six great-grandchildren, Megan, Bryan, Maeve, Jack, Bernard, Myles; her sister, Catherine Beaton; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Daley and Margaret Rodden and many nieces and nephews in the USA, Scotland, Ireland and Trinidad, as well as Kay, Catherine, Stephen and many others who  provided so much support during her illness, and so many loving friends and neighbors.

 She was truly blessed to have so many good friends and will be missed by all.


Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 5-8 PM at Barnegat Funeral Home, 841 West Bay Avenue, Barnegat, NJ. Mass offered Friday,10:00 AM at St. Mary's Church,747 West Bay Ave., Barnegat. Interment to follow in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Colonia, NJ. (

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July 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barnegat Funeral Home
841 West Bay Avenue
Barnegat, NJ 08005

Mass of Christian Burial
July 16, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Church (Barnegat)

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