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Obituary for Julia "Julie" Gallagher-Mckenna

August 22, 2019


Julia 'Julie' Gallagher-Mckenna passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday August 22nd, 2019 at the age of 55. The devoted daughter of Francis Kelly, and the late Regina Kelly, Julie is survived by her beloved sons Daniel, and Joseph, her loving siblings, Regina (James), Carol (Eric), Kathleen (Todd), and Maureen, her precious grandson Lucas and many nieces and nephews. Along with her mother Regina, Julie is also predeceased by her cherished brothers Francis Jr., and Joseph.

Julie was born and raised in Philadelphia in a loving home with her six siblings. She was an exuberant child and excelled as a student and athlete. She loved music, especially Elvis, playing cards/games, cooking/baking and celebrating birthdays and holidays with family and friends. She graduated from George Washington High School and attended Drexel University before starting a family. She worked for the United States Postal Service for 33 years as a letter carrier, mostly at the Fox Chase Station in Philadelphia. Julie always strived to do her best at work and in family life. She was especially devoted to her sons and being a mother was the most important role in her life. Nothing made her as happy as seeing her children smile. Julie will be remembered fondly for her dedication and strength in taking on the challenges in her life, her fierce loyalty to family, and her ability to appreciate the beauty that was all around her.

Friends and family are invited to share in Julie's Life Celebration Services on Friday August 30th 2019 at the John F. Givnish Funeral home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. From 9:00-11:00 AM followed by her funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow to Resurrection Cemetery, 5201 Hulmeville Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Julie's name made to The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at or Saint Jude's Hospital for Children at would be greatly appreciated.

Family services entrusted to, John F. Givnish Funeral Home, 10975 Academy Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19154. (215) 281-0100

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