GALLAGHER, CORNELIUS

“Neil,” 97, died at his home in Monroe Township, NJ on October 17 surrounded by his loved ones. He was a congressman representing of New Jersey’s original 13th district. He was a husband to the late Claire Richter Gallagher for 61 years, father of four daughters, and grandfather to 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, with an 8th on the way. A native of Bayonne, where his father was a police officer, Neil was lauded for his heroism during World War II. Predeceased by Claire in 2004 and their eldest daughter, Diane Gallagher Brennan in 2013, Neil is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Christine Ranaghan-Forte and Richard Forte; Patrice and Charles Maillet; Bridget and Mark Davis; and Michael Brennan. His grandchildren include Michael Brennan II, and his wife, Abby; E. Courtnay Stanford and her husband, Eamonn; Samantha Ranaghan; Bridget Hodakowski and her husband, Marc; Kaitlin Matyasovsky and her husband, David; Lauren Smith and her husband, William; Matthew Maillet and his wife, Jillaine; Kevin Davis; Cornelius Davis; Patrick Maillet; and Andrew Davis. “Pop” will also be dearly missed by his great-grandchildren, McKenna, Jack, Michael III, Ella, Drew, Claire and Landon, as well as his step grandchildren, Michelle and Richie, and step great-grandchildren, Giana, Jennie and Gavin. Funeral arrangements by NEWBAKER FUNERAL HOME, 200 Rt. 94, Blairstown, NJ.