Rachel M. Gallagher Meier
January 25, 1928 - February 06, 2017
Rachel M. (Kimbell) Gallagher Meier
Leominster - Rachel M. (Kimbell) Gallagher Meier, 89, passed away on February 6, 2017 at River Terrace Rehab and Healthcare in Lancaster, MA. She died peacefully with her daughter at her side.
Rachel was born in Stockbridge, GA on January 25, 1928, daughter of Thomas and Noni Kimbell. She was raised in Georgia until the age of 18 when she met Richard Gallagher of Leominster, MA while serving in the US Navy and stationed in Georgia. They married and moved to Leominster, MA. Rachel leaves two daughters, Brenda White and her husband, Richard of Maryland, Deborah Lill and her husband, Leslie of Fitchburg, two sons; Richard Gallagher and his wife Marie of Florida and Kevin Gallagher and his wife Robin, of Leominster. She also leaves ten granchildren; Mark and Matthew White, Traci Donlon, Andrew Andri, Ryan, Christopher, Michael, Patrick, Adam and Sean Gallagher. She leaves nine great grandchildren, Ashley, Sydney and Jack White, Cody Ortiz, Sarah Donlon, Taylor, Mya, Sloane and Emerson Gallagher.
Rachel worked at Woolworths in sales, Digital in Westminster and retired from Eusey Press in Leominster. Rachel was an avid reader, loved planting her fall and summer flowers, and her water aerobics class. She spent most of her time with her children and grandchildren.
Rachel was predeceased by her first husband, Richard Gallagher, father of her children, second husband and two sisters.
We would like to thank River Terrace Rehab and Healthcare for the care Rachel received and the support her family received.
Funeral services will be held February 20,2017 in the funeral home with a service at 11am. with the Rev . James Craig. Burial will follow in St. Leo's Cemetery .A calling hour will be held from 10am to 11am.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Rachel's name to: River Terrace Rehab and Healthcare Center, Residents Activity Program, 1675 Main Street, Lancaster, MA 01523
Cemetery: St. Leo's Cemetery