James Gallagher

  • Born: February 3, 1947
  • Died: April 15, 2021
  • Location: New York, New York

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Tribute & Message From The Family


James Gallagher passed away at the age of 74 on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

James was born on February 3, 1947, in Hazleton, Pennsylvania to John and Margaret (Brennan) Gallagher. James worked on Broadway as a Local 1 IATSE stagehand for over 50 years.

Jimmy was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, and his generosity which touched so many. Throughout his life, Jimmy embraced those he loved with passion and gratitude. As his daughter Kristin said so poignantly, "Jimmy laughed hard and loved hard, so it is only fitting that letting go will be hard. His love was a special gift, and I will cherish that forever." He confronted adversity with resilience and optimism. When he was a young man, Jimmy discovered "his bliss" on the island of Jamaica, and he visited this earthly paradise year after year. He returned home from his final trip to Jamaica just a week before his death.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his daughter Kristin Nicholas, son-in-law James Nicholas, his grandson Connor, as well as his two sisters Sr. Carol RSM and Kathleen Gallagher.