Welcome to the memorial page for

Donna C. (Koczat) Gallagher

August 1, 1948 ~ August 18, 2017 (age 69)

Donna C. (Koczat) Gallagher of Methuen died Friday, August 18th at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, MA.

Donna was born in Lawrence, MA, the daughter of the late John Koczat and Annette Koczat Kenyon. A graduate of Tenney High School, she was a longtime resident of Methuen who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to care for children; she also enjoyed playing Bingo and spending weekends at her social club, Reliefs Inn. She lived her life selflessly, putting others above herself.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years William J Gallagher, and their 3 children Sean Gallagher & his wife Brenda, Kelly Gallagher & her fiancé Aaron Hastings, Stacy Quigley & her husband John, and her 9 grandchildren: Shannon, Ryen, Molly, Kacey, Rylie, Avery, Jonathan, Gabriel, and Jacob. She is also survived by her sister Linda Koczat & her partner Russel Blake, and her brother John Koczat.

She will be greatly missed by her friends and family who adored her.


Calling hours will take place Wednesday, August 23rd from 3:00- 7:00 PM at the Charles F. Dewhirst Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 24th at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Good Counsel/St. Theresa Church in Methuen. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Philanthropy Department, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805. To leave an online condolence, please visit

 Service Information

Calling Hours
August 23, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dewhirst & Boles Funeral Home
80 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844

Funeral Mass
August 24, 2017

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Good Counsel - St. Theresa
22 Plymouth Street
Methuen, MA 01844


Elmwood Cemetery
130 North Lowell Street
Methuen, MA 01844

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