Abbott S. Galaher


Abbott S. Galaher

Abbott S. Galaher, 88, died Thursday at Lawrence General Hospital.

Mr. Galaher was an accomplished design engineer who authored several patents during his employment at Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier, Inc. and CBS Hytron Inc.

Born in North Andover, he graduated from Wentworth Technical Institute with an associate's degree in mechanical engineering. He lived in North Andover all his life.

An avid golfer, Mr. Galaher won the club championship for two consecutive years at the Andover Country Club. He was also a member of the Vesper Country Club.

The widower of Charlotte A. (Woodburn) Galaher, he leaves son Charles E., and sister-in-law Marjory L. Galaher, both of North Andover; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Michael's Church. Private burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St.


Charlotte W. Galaher

Charlotte W. Galaher, 78, of North Andover, died Sunday at Lawrence General Hospital.

Mrs. Galaher was a secretary at the Methuen Town Hall for many years before she married and moved to North Andover in 1953.

Born in Methuen, she was a graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School.

She was a woman of many friends and interests, particularly golf, and had formerly belonged to both the Andover and Vesper country clubs.

She leaves her husband Abbott S. Galaher and a son Charles Galaher, both of North Andover, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 a.m. in St. Michael Church, North Andover.

Arrangements are under the direction of John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 35 Merrimack St., North Andover.