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Dorman R. Gallagher

May 24, 1934 — January 28, 2021

Bristol - Dorman R. Gallagher, 86, of Bristol passed away on January 28, 2021 at the Bristol Hospital, Bristol, CT.

He was born in Grand Falls, NB, Canada on May 24, 1934, the son of the late Clarence and Celeste (Bolstridge) Gallagher.

In the 50’s, Dorman was an Army Veteran serving his country in the US and in Germany. He later worked until retirement as a draftsman for Hallden Tool & Machine Company in Thomaston, CT. Dorman was a resident of Bristol for nearly 60 years.  He was often seen taking a daily walk near downtown Bristol. In later years, after a serious fall, he took his daily walk pushing a walker and wearing a helmet. He was truly a man with a kind and generous heart, and he contributed to countless charities throughout the years. He will be dearly missed by his family and acquaintances.

Dorman is survived by a sister, Marilyn Gallagher Sedelmeyer of Fort White, FL, and a brother, George Gallagher of Livingston, MT. He, also, is survived by one nephew in Chicago, IL, three nephews in Seattle, WA, one nephew in Denton, TX, and his nephew Stephen Banatoski of Maynard, MA.  

He was pre-deceased by his mother, father, and a brother, Donald Gallagher.

Dorman will be buried in a small cemetery in Limestone, ME, near his mother and other family members. Burial date will be at the convenience of the family.

Dunn Funeral Home 191 West St., CT 06010 is in charge of the arrangements.

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