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Obituary: Edna L. (Manning) Gallagher, 62

Apr 16, 2018 06:00AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Edna L. (Manning) Gallagher

Mrs. Edna L. (Manning) Gallagher, 62, of Dracut, MA passed away peacefully at her home on April 10, 2018. The daughter of Thomas and Florence Manning, Edna was born in Boston, MA and had been an area resident of the Merrimack Valley for most of her life. Prior to her retirement, Edna worked as a Medical Assistant at New England Cardiology. Edna loved spending time with her family and enjoyed the camping season at Ossipee Lake, New Hampshire.

Edna is survived by her long time love, David Hardy, of Dracut, MA and her two sons; Billy-Jay Gallagher and his wife Michelle of Brooklyn, CT and John-Paul Gallagher and his wife Carrie of Townsend, MA as well as David’s two children; David Hardy Jr. of Apopka, FL and Christopher Hardy and his wife Kerry of Pelham, NH. Edna is also survived by one sister; Debbie Malone of Plymouth, MA and two brothers; Thomas Manning of Halifax, MA and Charlie Manning of Weymouth, MA. Edna loved her seven grandchildren; Jackson, Avery, Maeve, Kate, Allison, Kevin and Kyle. Edna is also survived by several nieces and nephews. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Gallagher’s memory to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Edgar J. Racicot Funeral Home, 1400 Broadway Rd., Dracut, MA 01826. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 28th at the Racicot Funeral Home at 7:00 pm. Online condolences may be shared at
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