Rosemary Gabrielle Gallagher
Feb. 17, 1929-Dec. 8, 2018
Rosemary Gallagher passed away on Dec 8 at Kaiser hospital in Walnut Creek. Rosemary leaves her son David Gallagher and Brandie; daughter Carrie Astorino and Dr. Richard; daughter Wendy Gallagher and Eric Chalifour; grandson Rob Gallagher and Diana, and great granddaughter Colette; granddaughter Laurel Nguyen and Danny, and great grandsons Benjamin and Joseph; grandson Michael Astorino and Joan Castenada; and granddaughter Parin Gallagher. Rosemary was born in Hayward, Calif and shortly thereafter her family moved to Oakland where she was raised and eventually met her loving husband of 63 years, Cedric Gallagher. As a child Rosemary had a strong interest in drawing. Her interest expanded to oil painting and watercolors, which she pursued through the Livermore Art Association for many years after moving to Pleasanton in 1958. She formed many lasting friendships in the Association and remained active with her art until late in life. Rosemary always loved gardens and some of her happiest memories are from her years as an employee at Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore. It was a period in her life of camaraderie and hard work in the open air working with plants. She loved relating stories about interesting customers and other staff, which she shared enthusiastically with family. Rosemary remained in her home in Pleasanton until Cedric's passing in 2011, where she moved to The Kensington assisted living in Walnut Creek. Her passing was peaceful and surrounded by those who loved her most. A private family memorial is planned for Christmas day where her life will be celebrated.