, Newburyport, MA

November 15, 2012

Kathleen Gallagher Pereira, 49

Amesbury — Kathleen Gallagher Pereira, 49 of Amesbury, passed away Monday after a lengthy illness. She was surrounded by friends and was receiving excellent care from Brookhaven Hospice.

Kathy was born to James and Mary (Davey) Gallagher on November 5, 1963. Kathy attended and graduated from Amesbury High School, class of 1983. She was a Certified Nurses Assistant for 23 years at Amesbury Village Nursing Home where she used her gift of compassion and kindness to others.

She is survived by her husband of 28 yrs, Paulo Pereira; a daughter, Marisa Pereira; two sons, Jake and Michael Pereira; a grandson; a dear sister, Sheila (Gallagher) Martin and her husband John and nephew Christopher; a devoted Aunt, Sylvia (Davey) Hitchings; Uncle, John Davey and Aunt Sherri. Kathy is predeceased by her parents, James and Mary Gallagher and her loving grandmother, Dorothy (Sanborn) Gallagher. Gone but not forgotten...Kathy remains in our hearts.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be on Friday, November 16, at the Union Presbyterian Church, 350 Main Street, Amesbury, at 2 p.m.