Brendan John Gallagher, age 25, of Elmhurst, York Community High School Class of 2010; student at DePaul University; dearly beloved son of John and Margo, nee Murray; loving brother of Katie and Kellyann; deeply cherished grandson of Elizabeth (nee Harrington) and the late Thomas Gallagher and James ”JJ” and the late Georgia “GG” Murray (nee Lennon); dear nephew of Pat and Beth Gallagher, Tom and Mara Gallagher, Colleen and Mike Caveney, James Gallagher, Jim Murray and Cheryl Ziering, Michael and Terri Murray, Beth and Bill Schrader, Annette and Bob Sullivan; and loving cousin to Mike, Pat, Sam, Abby, Tommy, Tara, Patrick, Kaela, Kenny, Sean and Julia.
Brendan lived life to the fullest. He shared much love and laughter with family and friends. He excelled in sports and was always a great teammate. He had an adventurous soul, loved to travel, and take Finn for long walks. Brendan was always learning from new experiences and from the people he met along his journey. He worshiped the sun, the mountains, and the tranquility of a lake while fishing. He was an avid reader, always loved a new book and enjoyed a good discussion on literature. Brendan will forever be remembered by his loved-ones for all the lives he touched, his big bear hugs and his radiant smile.
Visitation Thursday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Friends and family will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Visitation Catholic Church, 779 South York Road, (at Madison). Interment Private. For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 orwww.gibbonsfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Brendan’s name are preferred to the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, PO Box 64348, St Paul MN, 55164-0348 or www.hazeldenbettyford.org/donate.