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Welcome to the memorial page for

Maureen Theresa (Gallagher) Smith

July 15, 1938 ~ October 6, 2018 (age 80)

Maureen Theresa Smith of New Market, MD passed away Saturday, October 6 , 2018 at her home surrounded by family.  Born on July 15, 1938 in Manhattan, NY, Maureen was the daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Meagan) Gallagher, Irish immigrants who came to the United States in 1929.
Maureen graduated from St. John’s University, NY, and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson State University. Twenty six of her 28 year teaching career were spent at Lisbon Elementary School in Lisbon, MD, where she enjoyed teaching her kindergarten students and ultimately some of her students’ children in years to come. After her retirement as a full-time teacher, she continued as a substitute teacher at Howard County schools for several years.
Maureen was a devoted mother and grandmother. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She  enjoyed summers with the family in Bethany Beach, DE, and always had a book within reach. She and husband Bob enjoyed traveling including numerous trips to Ireland.
Maureen is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob; daughter Erin and husband Mark Lynch; son Kenneth and wife Michelle Smith; daughter Kathryn and husband James McEwen; and 6 grandchildren: Austin, Michael, Matthew, Kelsey, Kendyll and Patrick. She is also survived by her brother Michael Gallagher and his wife Linda.

Maureen will be cremated at Stauffer’s Funeral Home in Frederick, MD.  On Saturday, November 3, 2018 a Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Mass at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Following Mass a final blessing and burial will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to: 
The American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
Phone: 1-800-227-2345


To honor Maureen, please join us for a Celebration of Life lunch.  It will be held at 12:00 noon at The Big Fish following a Mass at St. Ann's Catholic Church and blessing at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

St. Ann Catholic Church

691 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE (please enter parking lot from Tingle avenue)

Gate of Heaven Cemetery

32112 Vines Creek Road Dagsboro, DE

The Big Fish

30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, DE


Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach, DE

39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd, Bethany Beach, DE 19930 (located oceanside behind Mick's Crab House and Walgreens)

(302) 541-9200

Rooms are available the weekend of November 2nd; please mention "Smith/Gallagher Funeral" and manager's name "Val" for $99/night rate (includes breakfast buffet)

Note:  There are other hotels located south of Bethany in Fenwick Island, DE and Ocean City, MD. North of Bethany are Dewey and Rehoboth  beaches.

Marriott Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

99 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930 USA

(302) 539-3200

November 3, 2018

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Ann's Catholic Church
691 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Mass of Christian Burial
November 3, 2018

10:00 AM
St. Ann's Catholic Church
691 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

November 3, 2018

12:00 PM
The Big Fish
30415 Cedar Neck Road
Ocean View, DE 19970