Gallagher, Marguerite C. (DeNet) Age 99 of St. Paul, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2017. Preceded in death by her husband Jay, sister Georgia, brothers Robert and Leroy ("French") and sister-in-law Helen. Survived by her children, Patrick (Lois), Barbara Lawton, Timothy (Judy), Gary (Ellen), David and Peter (Louise); grandchildren, Molly Burk (Adam), Michael Gallagher (Lisa Dehnel), Kelly Lawton Rogosheske (Michael), Robert Lawton, Jr. (Lindsay), Corey Lawton, Rebecca Gallagher, Noel Gallagher (Sarah), Sean Gallagher, Bethany Ascheman (John) and Angela Gallagher; brother Charles (Chuck) DeNet. Also survived by many loving great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and special friend Sister John Ellen Rogers, CSJ. Mom was born in Watertown, South Dakota, and raised in St Paul. She graduated from Mechanic Arts High School and then from business college. She worked as a secretary for the Navy in Washington D.C., and in St Paul as a legal secretary. In later years after raising her family she worked at Monroe High School. Mom served as president of the St James Church Altar and Rosary Society, donated her time as a den mother, a volunteer at St James, and knitting hats and mittens for schoolchildren. She loved spending time at the cabin with friends and family, and travel with Dad. In her day, she enjoyed tennis, speed skating, swimming, bowling and teaching her children to skate on Como Lake. She remained strong in mind and body to the end. We will miss her forever, and cherish fond memories of her. We also want to extend a warm heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Carondelet Village Care Center where she completed her journey. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH (512 S. Albert St. at Randolph Ave., St. Paul) with visitation one hour prior to Mass and a lunch to follow. Inurnment at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Carondelet Care Center.

Published on September 10, 2017

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