Army veteran Raymond J. Galloly dies at 89
Friday, January 14, 2022
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On January 13, 2022, Raymond J. Gallogly, 89, passed away peacefully at Hope Health Hospice Center.
He was the beloved husband of the late Maureen (O’Brien) Gallogly for 46 years. He is survived by his son, Raymond (Michaela) of East Providence, and his daughter Meg (Tim Riordan) of Arlington, VA, and five grandchildren – Patrick, Ryan and Kiera Gallogly; and Jack and Liam Riordan, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Ray was a proud and devoted father and dad to his family.
Born November 23, 1932, in Providence, Ray was the youngest of nine children born to Lawrence and Rose E. (Mimnaugh) Gallogly. He was the brother of the late Mary A. Hackman, Rosella A. McLaughlin, Sister M. Rosellen Gallogly, RSM, Hon. Edward P. Gallogly, Chief Justice RI Family Court, Lawrence P., William J., Thomas F. and Vincent P. Gallogly. He was the brother-in-law of Ann Gallogly, of Warwick. He lived in Warwick for over 50 years.
Ray lived a life filled with family, public service and sports. He grew up in South Providence surrounded by family and close friends. Ray liked to share stories of the good times on West Clifford Street and at Tyler School. He was a proud graduate of La Salle Academy and Providence College. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. After serving, Ray returned home and married the love of his life, Maureen.
Ray led the Catholic Youth Organization of Rhode Island (CYO) – supporting and mentoring young Rhode Islanders for 17 years. Still active in politics, Ray served as the state representative for Warwick’s 32nd District for 8 years, volunteered for state and local campaigns, and was a longtime member of the Rhode Island Democratic Committee. He worked in the Rhode Island Superior Court for twenty years, retiring as a state jury commissioner. After retirement, he served on the Warwick City Tax Assessment Board.
Ray was active in his community. He was a longtime parishioner of St. William’s Church in Warwick, where he served on the church council and finance committee and served as a Eucharistic minister. He was also active in the Warwick West Side Little League, serving as a baseball and softball coach as well as on the league’s board of directors. His coaching skills and keen sense of the game, whatever the game, were second to none. Ray took up golf later in life and after retirement he jumped at every opportunity to play. He treasured the time spent on the course with his friends and family.
Passionate about athletics, there was nothing Ray loved more than watching sports and cheering on his children, grandchildren and many great-nieces and nephews. He criss-crossed the state to watch them play and was a constant source of support and encouragement on the sidelines.
Ray will be greatly missed by those who loved him. He will be remembered for his unwavering devotion to family, his sense of humour, his storytelling and, of course, the Irish twinkle in his eyes.
His funeral will be on Wednesday January 19, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick followed by a Christian Burial Mass at 10:00 a.m. at SS Cathedral. Peter and Paul, Cathedral Square, Providence. (Face masks will be mandatory).
Interment will be in St. Ann’s Cemetery, Cranston.
Visiting hours Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sisters of Mercy, 15 Highland View Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 in her memory would be appreciated.
For more information and condolences, please visit Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home.
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