Mary Ellen O'Rourke Gallagher


45, of Lacey Township formerly of Saddle Brook died September 20, 2005.

Born in Passaic, she lived in Saddle Brook before moving to Lacey Township 20 years ago.

She was a mail carrier with U.S. Postal Service in Barnegat, NJ.

She was a parishioner of Pope Pius R.C. Church in Lacey Township.

Surviving are her husband, Robert Gallagher, her parents, Edward and Marie (nee Hall) Wilczynski of Saddle Brook; three sons Jerry O’Rourke, Andrew O’Rourke, Patrick Gallagher all of Lacey Township; a daughter, Kelly Gallagher of Lacey Township;

two brothers, Edward R. Wilczynski of Saddle Brook, Michael Wilczynski of Saddle Brook; four sisters, Cathy Matonti of Saddle Brook, Janice Carson of Mays Landing, Lisa Puglisi of Upper Saddle River, Linda Carver of Wallington and one granddaughter Victoria Frost.

Funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 24, 2005 from Vander Plaat Memorial Home, S113 Farview Avenue, Paramus and 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Philip the Apostle RC Church, Saddle Brook.

Private cremation.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday September 23, 2005 at Vander Plaat Memorial Home, S113 Farview Avenue, Paramus.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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