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Diane M. (Conkle) Gallagher

October 3, 1947 ~ July 15, 2022 (age 74)

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Diane Mae Gallagher, (nee: Conkle), age 74, entered into eternal rest peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022.  Born in Jersey City, Diane resided in Bayonne and later moved to Pennsylvania before settling back in Bayonne in 2011.   

A proud and loving homemaker, Diane's family was the center of her world and her love for them was unwavering.  She hosted countless family and holiday gatherings and worked tirelessly to make sure her home was filled with warmth and sweet aromas that emanated from her kitchen.  A doting grandmother lovingly referred to as “Nana”, she found endless joy watching each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and succeed in life.  Diane was fiercely proud of her Irish heritage and enjoyed celebrating all the festivities surrounding St. Patrick's Day.  She was a faithful volunteer at St. Nicholas Parish in Jersey City where she taught Sunday school.  Diane had an immense talent in sewing and crocheting projects throughout the years where her infant and doll creations were appreciated by many.  She stayed active and busy in her spare time by working as a ticket agent for the AMC Theaters.

Above all else, Diane was the true definition of a woman with class and grace who was always there for the people she loved.  She will be missed beyond measure and loved for all eternity. 

Diane was predeceased by her dearly beloved husband, James Anthony Gallagher Sr., parents, Raymond J. and Genevieve Conkle, and her dear grandson, Eric Spalding.  Left to cherish her memory are her children, Crystal Tanzer, Donna Gallagher-Pilla (Joseph), Brenda Spalding, James Anthony Gallagher Jr. (Katherine), her siblings, Carol Zark, Raymond Conkle (Norma), grandchildren, Robert Jr., Travis, Orlando, Kristi, Taylor, James, Nichole Pine (Kevin), and James Gallagher III (Kylie), and her great-grandchildren, Autumn Marie, Hendrix, Xavier, Elena, Hailey, James Anthony Gallagher IV, and Chloe. 

A visitation will be held at the Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 20, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Cremation will be private. Diane’s ashes will be entombed with her husband at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum at a later date.

We sat beside,

Our hearts were crushed and sore;

We did our best to the end,

Til we could no more.

In tears we watched you sinking,

We watched you fade away;

And though our hearts were breaking,

We knew you could not stay.

You left behind some aching hearts -

That loved you most sincere;

We never shall and never will

Forget you Mother dear.

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July 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dworzanski & Son Funeral Home
20 East 22nd Street
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Private Cremation

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