Helen (Stashkow) Gallagher, 83, of Tiverton died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Gallagher.

Born on December 10, 1933 in Fall River, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Krysa) Stashkow. Helen was a graduate of BMC Durfee High School in Fall River. Her husband Richard was a 30 year veteran of the US Navy and Helen traveled to ports all over the world with him. When they retired from the Navy, they settled in Middletown, RI and lived there for 27 years. Helen had many pets over the years and loved them greatly. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening. She also liked going to the movies, theater, and Foxwoods.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews, Joan and Paul Pineau of Seekonk, MA, and Suzanne and Larry Castle of Lake Worth, FL, Sally and Bill Treadwell of Jacksonville, NC, Sandy and Les Williams of Jacksonville, FL, Larry and Becky Gallagher of Pottstown, PA, Donnajoy and Ben Mosser of Middletown, PA, and Beth, Jenny and David Miller.
She was the sister of the late Mitchell Stashkow and Mary (Stashkow) Gonsalves.

Her services are private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to your favorite charity.

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