June Gallagher

Obituary of June M. Gallagher

June M. Gallagher, 84, of Pine Grove Mills, passed away on July 26, 2023, at Centre Care in Bellefonte, after a battle with Parkinson's Disease.

She was born May 3, 1939 in Williamsport, to the late Helen Boal. Later her mother, Helen married Lewis McGill Sr. and he adopted June as his own. In September 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Frank E. Gallagher Jr., who preceded her in death on January 17, 2008. They enjoyed 45 years of marriage.

She graduated in 1957 from the State College Area High School. She then attended the Williamsport Hospital School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse.

June first worked at the Willowbank Hospital in Bellefonte from 1960-1963. She and Frank then moved to Altoona, where she worked for Dr. Hendricks and in the nursery at Mercy Hospital. After moving back to the Pine Grove Mills area, June worked at Centre Community Hospital in the nursery and labor and delivery. Wanting to spend more time with her family, June left to work in private practice with the late Dr. William Potter. She continued working in private practice at Geisinger with Dr. Don Mulhatten and Dr. Mikelonis. She finished out her career working for Dr. Jeff Baker. June retired from Nursing in 2001.

June loved to spend time with family. She enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren and looked forward to getting together for special occasions. She enjoyed reading, cooking, traveling with her late husband, especially trips to Stone Harbor New Jersey where she had been going since she was a little girl.

Her homemade pink apple sauce was in high demand by all the family members. She was a Penn State and Steelers Fan. June belonged to the Nursing Club and was a Girl Scout Leader as well as a Brownie Leader. She attended the Pine Grove Mills Presbyterian Church. She was close to her High School Classmates and was proud to be a member of the SC High Class of 1957.

June is survived by a daughter; Wendy Corl and her husband, Ron, of State College, a son Frank Gallagher Ill and his wife, Jennifer, of State College; a sister; Cathy Gentzel and her husband, Sonny, of Martinsburg, a brother; Michael McGill and his wife, Cindy, of State College; a brother-in-law; Alden Gallagher and his wife, Sherry, of Colorado; two sisters-in-law; Nadine Jones and her husband, Charlie, of Port Matilda and Naomi Gallagher and her husband, Jerry, of Pleasant Gap; and a sister in law Donna McGill of Pine Grove Mills. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; Roman and Spencer Corl of State College; Frank Gallagher IV and his wife, Kate, of State College; Nicholas Gallagher and his wife, Gina, of State College; Joshua Catral and his wife, Amber, of Pine Grove Mills; Megan Gallagher of Colorado; Joshua Gallagher and his fiancé, Tram, of Ohio; Kyle Catral of Virginia and Finley Gallagher of Alaska. In addition, she is survived by five great-grandchildren; Brendan and Colin; Sofia and Haisley and Mackenzie. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank E Gallagher Jr., her son, Michael K. Gallagher and her brother, Lewis McGill Jr.

Services and Burial are private at the request of the family.

Memorial Contributions can be made to: Paws, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801 or to the Pine Grove Mills Presbyterian Church, 150 East Pine Grove Road, Pine Grove Mills, PA 16868.

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