Helen Denise Cox Gallagher, age 78, of Watertown, former resident of West Newton and Waban, for 71 years passed away suddenly at home Monday, January 2nd. 2017. Beloved wife of John P. Gallagher for 52 years, mother of Heather G. Troy (Robt. M.) of Mt. Pleasant, So. Carolina. Loving Grandmother of Ryan, Kate, Jack, and Ella. Survived by her sister Margaretta Cox Curran (Robt. E.) MD of Seekonk, MA., brothers Robert M. Cox, Esq. of Providence, Rhode Island and J. Douglas Cox of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Born in Neponsit New York and baptized at St. Patrick's Cathedral, she was the daughter of the late Robert M. and Helen K. Cox. Denise graduated from Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and attended Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She enjoyed tennis, golf, and gardening and summers at the family residence in No. Scituate, MA. Private Grave-site Services were held in Newton Cemetery Friday, January 6, 2017. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital Medical Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN., 38105; Donor Services 1-800-822-6344 http//shopsjude.org Arrangements by Lehman, Reen, & McNamara Funeral Home, Brighton, MA.
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