Amy T. Gallagher (Miss G.) passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 30, 2020. Lifelong resident of Winthrop, MA. She was the cherished daughter of William J. and Mary T. (McGillycuddy) Gallagher. Loving sister of Judith M. Teixeira and husband Timothy, Katherine B. Hubert and husband Daniel, Ellen M. Baxter and husband Mark, and James P. Gallagher and partner Mary Beth Hetherton. Devoted aunt of Mark and partner Rachel, and James (Baxter), Katherine, Mary and Patrick (Teixeira), Billy and Bobby (Hubert), Jaclyn and partner Erik, Billy, and Carolyn (Hetherton). Also survived by her uncle Walter Mahoney and also by her aunt Eileen McGillicuddy with whom she traveled to Ireland and enjoyed the trip of a lifetime. Amy is also survived by her extended family and countless close friends. She was a proud graduate of Winthrop High School Class of 1983. Amy was the heart and soul of Winthrop Public Schools serving for over 10 years as a Winthrop Middle School ESP. She was named Queen of the Café by the WHS Post Graduates. Amy was WMS Stuco advisor, co-Quiz Bowl advisor, Spelling Bee co-chair, and Winthrop Teachers Association PR officer.
Prior to her WPS career, Amy began her employment at Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market for over 37 years managing Sports Etc., The Brearley Collection and The Leather Shop.
Amy was a devout Catholic who ran the St. John’s Breakfast with Santa for several years. She was a board member of St. Vincent de Paul Society, and past member of the Winthrop Catholic Women’s Club. Amy was a longtime volunteer of Winthrop Viking Football.
Amy led an incredibly full life, but above all else, treasured family time at West Yarmouth, Cape Cod and the circle at Seagull Beach, loved watching the Red Sox, especially her beloved Big Papi. She treasured her twice daily walks, enjoying “The Landing” and Belle Isle. Her many activities included helping run the Winthrop Food Pantry during the pandemic, uniting the town in its time of need, cooking, crafting and celebrating all of the holidays with family and friends. Her favorite motto was “Kindness matters”. Amy would never let anyone go without. It was her goal to make sure every 8th grader at WMS be able to go to Washington, D.C. The family kindly asks that if you wish to honor her memory, to donate to the Miss G Memorial Washington D.C. Scholarship Fund c/o Webster First Federal Credit Union, 15 Woodside Ave. Winthrop, MA 02152 or via venmo @MISSGDC. There will be a memorial celebration for Amy in the spring.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
*Attendees must wear masks and maintain social distancing in the church and at the cemetery*
To view the funeral mass online go to www.stjohnswinthrop.org and click on the live webcast link.
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