Raymond Gallagher, OFM
1902 – 1967
Fr. Raymond Gallagher, OFM, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 15, 1902. After graduating from St. Joseph’s Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., he entered the Province’s novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., Aug. 20, 1923, and professed temporary vows Aug. 21, 1924.
Fr. Raymond made his profession of solemn vows Aug. 21, 1927, and was ordained a priest June 9, 1930.
His first assignment was to St. Francis of Assisi Church in New York City. He did parochial ministry at St. Patrick’s Church in Buffalo, N.Y., Holy Name Church in Garfield, N.J., and St. Joseph’s Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
From 1941 to 1946, Fr. Raymond was at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y. He also served at Holy Name College in Washington, D.C., St. Anthony’s Friary in Butler, N.J., and at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. In 1955, Fr. Raymond was assigned to Holy Cross Friary in Clason Point, N.Y., where he remained until his death.
In 1966, his brother, Fr. Herbert Gallagher, OFM, died in New York. Fr. Raymond died at St. Clare’s Hospital in New York City on June 16, 1967, after receiving the Sacrament of the Sick from Fr. Anthony Carrozzo, OFM. He was 64 years old, a professed friar for 42 years and a priest for 37 years.