Maureen Theresa (Gallagher) SmithJuly 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 in MD. 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 in 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. Ann Catholic Church Bethany Beach, DE. Following Mass, a final blessing and burial will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Dagsboro, DE.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to:
The American Cancer Society
PO Box 22478
Oklahoma City, OK 73123
To honor Maureen, please join us for a Celebration of Life lunch. It will be held at 12:00 noon at The Big Fish Grille following Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church and a final blessing at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (optional).
*St. Ann Catholic Church (9:30 Visitation, 10 a.m. Mass)
691 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach (please enter parking lot from Tingle Avenue off Rt. 26)
*Gate of Heaven Cemetery (optional)
32112 Vines Creek Road, Dagsboro
*The Big Fish Grille (opens 11:30 a.m., take elevator to upper level)
30415 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View
Holiday Inn Express Bethany Beach
39642 Jefferson Bridge Rd (located oceanside behind Mick's Crab House and Walgreens)
(Please mention "Smith/Gallagher Funeral" $99/night, includes breakfast buffet)
Marriott-Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn
99 Hollywood Street
(Please mention "Smith/Gallagher Funeral" $174/night, includes breakfast buffet)
*Note: Rates apply November 2-4th. Last day to book is October, 27th. There are other hotels located south of Bethany in Fenwick Island and Ocean City. North of Bethany are Dewey and Rehoboth beaches.