Peter C. Gallogly

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Peter C. Gallogly

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Pete Gallogly
Pete Gallogly

Peter C. Gallogly passed away on March 2, 2013 at home in the loving embrace of his family.

Pete was born on October 8, 1928, to John and Mary Gallogly in Gilford, Ireland. At age 18, he emigrated to the United States where he joined his brothers in New York City. Pete enlisted in the Air Force where he began his life long career as a fire fighter.

While stationed at Malstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, he met the love of his life, Darlene Mahoney. The couple married in ReyKjavik, Iceland in 1954. After settling in Great Falls, Peter started his career with the city fire department, retiring as a Captain and Battalion Chief. Pete and Darlene raised their family of seven in Great Falls. After retiring they moved to Billings were he was employed as the Fire Chief at Exxon Refinery.

Pete was an accomplished athlete and sports enthusiast. As a young man he played soccer, but was best known of his prowess as a golfer. He was able to play the game he loved very well up until the time of his death. With much pride, he followed all of his kids and grandkids in all their sporting activities throughout the years.

Always one with an open door to his home and his heart, he raised not only his seven children, but had a marked influence on many others touching forever the lives of all who met him. Affectionately known as “Mr. G.”, he will be long remembered for his telling a humorous story with a twinkle in his eye and the gift of Irish Blarney. He had a special fondness for all of the people who passed through his home on 24th Avenue. A great source of joy for Pete was his time spent with Darlene coaching and managing “The Sponsors”, their daughter’s championship softball team where they forged many wonderful relationships.

Pete is survived by his children, Colleen Gallogly of Phoenix, AZ, Maureen Gallogly-Klaboe (Paul) , Sean Gallogly (Nancy), Brendan, Peter, and Kathleen Gallogly all of Billings. Peter leaves his 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, his eight siblings, his wife Darlene and son Kevin.

Cremation has taken place. A rosary service will be held at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary and Crematory, Monday, March 4th, at 7:00 P.M., a memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 5th, at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral in Billings. And interment ceremony will be held graveside in Great Falls, Wednesday, March 6th, at 3:00 P.M. at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Part of Peter’s cremains will be interred in County Down, Ireland later in the summer in his hometown where his heart will come home.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice, a program that allowed both Pete and Darlene to die with dignity and peace in their home amongst family.

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  1. Shirley Weaver Davis

    Maureen and family-Sorry to read of your fathers passing, he had a wonderful life and raissed a great fun loving family. I have many fond menories of your family while teaching and coach at CMR. I wish you the best during this time of sadness. Shirley Weaver Davis

  2. Jim Hengelfelt

    Pete was a joy to be around, always with a smile on his face and a story to tell! I served under Pete’s command while @ the Exxon Refinery. My prayers and thoughts are with his loved ones! May Pete rest in peace knowing he will always be remembered fondly by
    those whose lives he touched! Jim Hengelfelt

  3. Michael Palagi

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gallogly family. As a youngster, Mr. G and his buddies took a young man under their wings for Wednesday golf league. I am so appreciative that Mr G. taught me how to truly play the game of golf.

    Michael Palagi

  4. Bill and Sandy Shikany

    Dear Maureen and family, Sandy and I are saddened by your loss. Both your mom and dad must have been so proud of you.You made those Irish eyes smile. May Pete rest in peace. Peace be with all of you. Peace on earth.

  5. Sorry to read of Pete’s passing. My husband and I got to know Pete the last few years – especially after his wife died. Dwayne and I have both lost our other halves and went on to marry each other and PEte felt he could talk to us about what he felt about losing his wife. WE could wind up at JAckrabbit REd’s or just over coffee and visit and tell our stories. We are truly going to miss him. Looked forward to meeting up with him each day or so. I always watched to see if I saw him on the golf course on my way to Huntley via the back road. God has joined him with his dear wife and he will be dancing a jig. Brenda & Dwayne Robison

  6. I was so sad to hear of Mr. G’s passing. What a flood of memories came over me, his wit, his passion, his love for his family, his great coaching. What a privilege to get to know the family and play softball on the Sponsors. My heart goes out to all the kids! Wishing you all the best.

  7. Paula McWhorter

    All our condolences to all of my cousins. We have you in our thoughts and prayers as I know how difficult this time can be. Uncle Pete was the last of my aunts and uncles on our mom’s side of the family. I know his heart has been with Aunt Darlene all along and he is happy to be with her again. May you find peace in all of the memories that were made over the years. Love to all of you.

  8. To the Gallogly family, especially to Maureen and Colleen. Wow how I was filled with so many memories of your home, your family and of course the Jaycee Park Soft Ball field. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Wrap yourself in the wonderful memories. Memories make you feel good, just like wrapping yourself in the sheets as they come out of the dryer. Wishing you comfort at this time of sadness. Fondly, Karen Schermele Venetz

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