Mary Rose Gallagher

Mary Rose Gallagher
Mary Rose Gallagher

Mary Rose Gallagher-Arnold, age 80, died peacefully on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Serenity Homes in Stoughton. Mary Rose was born April 3, 1933 to Charles and Ruth (Richards) Gallagher in Atchison, KS. Her family relocated to Madison where she attended Madison Central High School and the University of Wisconsin- Madison, graduating Cum Laude with a degree in Medical Technology.

As a wonderful result of her marriage in 1956, she was blessed with four children: Don Arnold (Tamara Ehlert) of St. Louis, MO, Dave Arnold (Mary Beth Sweeney) of Madison, WI, Beth Arnold of Belfast, ME, and Sandy Arnold of Manitowish Waters, WI. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Bobby, Amanda, Jason, Alexandra, Nicholas and Nathan.

Mary Rose was a talented, warm, and generous person. She was a creative woman with a wonderful laugh and a strong sense of humor. Even with a diagnosis of schizophrenia as an adult she remained a devoted and caring mother and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, the Arnold family requests donations be made to Dane County Mental Health or the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. Both organizations provide valuable services to those suffering with mental illness and their families.

The Arnolds also wish to extend deep gratitude to the professionals of Care Wisconsin, Serenity Home in Stoughton and Agrace Hospice of Madison.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2131 Rowley Avenue. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church on Saturday.

May you rest in peace now, Mom/ Grandma.

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