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March 12, 2009

Obituaries: March 12, 2009


William Austin Bartlett

PLAISTOW – William Austin Bartlett of Plaistow, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family with the support of Hope Hospice on February 13. He was born July 3, 1932, in Haverhill, MA, the son of Bernard T. and Helen Leith Bartlett. He is survived by Joan Champi Bartlett, high school sweetheart and beloved wife of 55 years. He is also survived by his three children Jane A., William B., and Stephen C., and grandchildren Tiffany A., William C., Anthony E. and W. Austin Bartlett, and his sister Elaine David.

He is predeceased by his brothers Robert and John.

In 1984, Bill “Pop” and his son William B. Bartlett, created Bill Bartlett & Son Landscaping and Excavation, and Austin Realty Trust Development and Construction, where he remained active until his death. He was a third generation horticulturalist and a mentor for many young men. He retired from AT&T; where he was a supervisor for 30 years. A veteran of the Korean War, he served with the 45th Division G-3 Section in Korea attaining the rank of sergeant. In addition to his Korean War medals, he was awarded the Accommodation Medal for outstanding service. Bill was a member of the American Legion Post #34 in Plaistow and the Elks Lodge in Bonita Springs FL. Bill was also a talented and professional vocalist who trained under Louise Walker Zink.

A celebration of Bill’s life will be held later in the year on the Bill Bartlett Golf Course in his hometown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be viewed and offered at www.harvey-engelhardt-metz.com.



William T. Gallagher, Jr.

SALEM – William T. Gallagher, Jr., 70 of Salem, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA, after being stricken at home.

Born in Boston, son of the late William and Sara (Gale) Gallagher, he was raised in the Brighton section of the city and graduated from Brighton High School in 1956. He served in the US Air Force from 1956 until 1960, and was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Gallagher was employed as a truck driver for 20 years as a member of Teamsters Union Local 25, and later as the purchasing agent for Multilabs of Lawrence, MA. Most recently, he was a member of the staff of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home of Plaistow.

A resident of Salem since 1966, he was a member of Mary, Queen of Peace Church and was a Past Grand Knight of Bishop Peterson Council #4442 of the Knights of Columbus and a 4^th Degree member of Bishop Peterson Assembly of Salem. He volunteered twice a week as a bingo caller at the Rockingham Race Track.

Mr. Gallagher enjoyed golfing and was devoted to his grandchildren and his late dog “Harry”.

Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Janet (Donlan) Gallagher, two sons and daughters-in-law, William T. III and Karla Gallagher of Salem and Timothy J. and Michelle Gallagher of Hanover, MA, a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Linda Gallagher of Marshfield, MA, four grandchildren, Jacob and Sarah Gallagher of Salem and Aidan and Arianna Gallagher of Hanover, a cousin, Doris Poitvin of Derry, and nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held on March 6 from Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, Plaistow, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Mary, Queen of Peace Church, Salem. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Williams Syndrome Foundation, in memory of William T. Gallagher, Jr. to benefit Arianna Grace Gallagher, c/o 87 Larchmont Lane, Hanover, MA 02339, or visit www.williams-syndrome.org.