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Joanna Gallagher

Obituary of Joanna Gallagher

Mrs. Joanna Palermo Gallagher

Port Jervis, NY


Mrs. Joanna Gallagher of Port Jervis, NY, died Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Joseph's Place.  She was 96.

She was born June 24, 1923 in Argentina, the daughter of the late Juan and the late Anna Sarroca.

She earned her Master’s Degree in Music Studies and taught as a Professor at a private school in Argentina. 


Surviving are:

1 Son:              Daniel Palermo and his wife Peggy of Otisville, NY

1 Brother:        Antonio Sarroca of Houston, TX

Grandchildren: Jackie Slanovec and her husband Fred

                         Nicole Lee and her husband Corey    

                        Lauren Palermo                     

                        Danielle Rodriguez and her husband Jose   

10 Great Grandchildren

She was predeceased by her first husband, Michael Palermo and her second husband, John Gallagher; her daughter, Irene Palermo and her sister Anna Sarroca.          


Family and friends are invited to visit the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 5pm – 9pm.


A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8pm at the funeral home with Rev. Michael L. Palazzo.


Burial of cremains will be privately held in St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, NY.


Joanna will be remembered in prayer on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the regular Mass in Holy Name R. C. Church at 10:45am.


Joanna’s family would like to extend their many thanks to the staff of St. Joseph’s Place in Port Jervis for the love and devoted care they gave to her during the past 10 years.


Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name R. C. Church. PO Box 597, Otisville, NY 10963.


Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit




5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Visitation at Gray-Parker Funeral Home
100 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, New York, United States

Blessing Service

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Blessing service at Gray-Parker Funeral Home
100 E. Main St.
Port Jervis, New York, United States