- On June 19, 2019
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Carol Ann (Richner) Gallagher of Lawrence died June 18, 2019.
Carol was born in Williamsport, PA where she graduated from Williamsport High School.
Carol was the founder of Crossroad Florist in McMurray where she could be found most days for all of its 38 years.Carol was a pioneer in women owned business. When she first opened her shop, she could not even buy a delivery vehicle without her husband’s signature. To those who knew Carol, it should come as no surprise that she steadfastly refused and she petitioned the bank until her business was granted credit on its own merit.
Her favorite time of year was the Christmas season. She loved to decorate her shop and her home. She also loved to entertain friends and family during this festive season , spreading joy and love to all.
In 1960, Carol married the man who called her the love of his life, M. Joseph and they had three children; Deborah (Michael) Carso, Kathryn (Kris) Wilhoit and Matthew (Analiz). She is also survived by three grandchildren Joseph (Molly) Carso, Katelyn & Kristopher Wilhoit, a sister-in-law, Peggy Privott, a nephew, a niece, and several cousins. Her family was always her biggest priority and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Carol was a long time member of St Benedict the Abbott Church. Visitation will be Friday, June 21, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 9 am at St. Benedict the Abbot, 120 Abington Dr., McMurray, PA 15317. Burial will take place Monday, June 24, 2019 at Twin Hills Cemetery, Montoursville, PA. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.