Caribou - Florence Gallagher, 91 went to be with her Lord May 31, 2019 at Caribou. She was born in Woodland March 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Magnus and Laura (Hafford) Monson. She was a 1944 graduate of Caribou High School as well as a 1964 graduate of the LPN program at N.M.V.T.I., where she was nursing class president as well as valedictorian. She married Burnell Gallagher July 3, 1946 , who predeceased her in 2007 following 61 years of marriage. She was employed at Cary Memorial Hospital as well as the office of Dr. Fred Gregory. Florence was a faithful member of the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church for 73 years, where she served as director of the youth choir and certified lay speaker. Many will remember Florence for her beautiful voice as she sang in the church choir for many years. She also sang in the Caribou Choral Society for twenty-six years and was a member of the Lister Knowlton VFW Post 9389 Ladies Auxiliary, serving as Chaplain. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Suzanne Gallagher of Thomaston, and Jon and Karen Gallagher of Rockland; four grandchildren, Michael, Jillian, Monica, and Sarah and husband Thomas Pollard; four great grandchildren, Madison, Lily, Lauren and Benjamin; her sister, Patricia Conroy of Grants Pass, OR; several nieces and nephews and many close friends. Florence was predeceased by her daughter Jane as well as several brothers and sisters. A celebration of Florence’s life will be held July 19 at 1 P.M. at Gray Memorial Methodist Church. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Florence may do so through the Gray Memorial United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
So Sorry for you loss. Such a classy lady. She will be missed.
Deneane and Tom Bentum
Florence was a very dear and special lady. We so enjoyed conversations and our times with her during our years in Caribou. She was such an inspiration to many. She had a deep faith, a beautiful voice and I can still hear her say "Amen!", as she so often did in worship. Our sincere sympathy to family and friends.
We will miss your beautiful voice and exuberant personally.
A great loss
My sincere condolences to Jeff and John and all of the family. Your Mom will always be in my heart and will be severely missed. She was the most non-judgemental person I’ve ever known. Her amazing smile and comforting demeanor always lifted my spirit. Rest In Peace sweet gentle soul!
I am sorry to hear of her passing.
Please accept my condolence. Psalms 46:1 says; "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress". May these words comfort your heart in the days ahead as you remember Florence. My deepest sympathy.
Christine Andrews and Roger & Theresa Andrews
Jeff & Jon
So sorry for your loss. Jeff.....so nice of you to visit my dad on one of your visits to Caribou. I know he will be saddened to learn of your mother's passing.
STEVE AND DOT MCDUFFIE
WHAT A LADY
Dear jeff so very sorry for your loss, we have fond memories of your mom she always new me when I would lean in to give her a kiss by my after shave. Your mother was quite a Lady, ready to go anywhere and dressed the same, she will be missed around town..
Jeff & Jon
So sorry to hear of Aunt Florence's passing our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families. Sandra Davenport & Russell Monson.