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James A. GallagherMarch 14, 1945 ~ May 20, 2017 (age 72)
James Arthur “Jim” Gallagher, age 72, of Lyndonville, passed away on May 20, 2017, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, surrounded by his family.
Jim was born on March 14, 1945, in Lancaster NH, the son to the late Arthur James and Mary Lillian (Baldic) Gallagher. He was raised and educated in Lancaster, graduating from Lancaster Academy/High School in the Class of 1963. He graduated from Thompson School of Agriculture and then spent a year as an International Farm Youth Exchange student in Sri Lanka. Upon his return in 1966, Jim continued his education at The University of New Hampshire and graduated in 1969 with a BS degree in Education.
In September of 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Shelia Tenney and they spent 50 wonderful years together. Jim taught Agricultural Studies at Lamoille Union High School and later worked as Manager of Northern Equipment in Lyndonville. For the next 25 years, until his retirement, he worked as the Physical Plant Director at Lyndon State College.
Jim was a member of St. Elizabeth Church in Lyndonville. He was a Director at The Lyndon Outing Club and member of the National Ski Patrol. He also served as a Caledonia County Fair Director, Chairman of the Lyndon School Board, Trustee at Lyndon Institute, Board Member, Advisor and Lifetime Member of Lyndon Rescue Squad, President and Historian of Lancaster Academy/High School Alumni Association, Lancaster Kiwanis Club Member and coach of youth baseball.
Jim will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and a community member, dedicated to public service.
He is survived by his wife: Shelia (Tenney) Gallagher of Lyndonville; a son: Brian and his wife, Vanessa, of East Montpelier, VT; a daughter: Karen (Gallagher) Stimpson and her husband, James, of Lyndonville; three grandchildren: Andrew Stimpson, Callista and Carmen Gallagher; and several cousins.
Jim was predeceased by a brother: Allen Gallagher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at St. Elizabeth Church on Hill St. in Lyndonville, VT. A reception will immediately follow at The Lyndon Outing Club. A private burial will take place at Summer Street Cemetery in Lancaster, NH at a later date. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to The Vermont Mountaineers, PO Box 586, Montpelier, VT 05601, or the Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
Condolences and memories may be shared online with the family at www.guibordfh.com
The Vermont Mountaineers
PO Box 586, Montpelier VT 05601
Lyndon Rescue Inc.
PO Box 401, Lyndonville VT 05851