Janet F. (Joseph) Gallagher, 81, of Sagamore Beach died unexpectedly April 3 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

She was the wife of Eugene Gallagher.

She was born in Quincy to Peter and Mary (Conley) Joseph. After raising her four children, she worked as an administrative assistant at Scituate High School and South Shore Educational Collaborative in Hingham for many years until her retirement.

Ms. Gallagher had a strong faith and was especially devoted to St. Therese, “The Little Flower.”

She leaves her children, Peter Gallagher, Paul Gallagher, Kathleen Johansen and Patrick Gallagher; and four grandchildren, John, Matthew, Maria and Michaela Gallagher.

She was the sister of Martin Joseph, Claire Santacroce, and Maryann Peasley.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday at St. Bonaventure Church in Manomet.

Burial was at Sandwich Town Cemetery in Forestdale.

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