Audrey "Red" Gallagher

Birth: September 13th, 1911
Death: November 6th, 2018
Age: 107 years
Residence:Bay City


  Audrey R. Gallagher, our dear and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother died peacefully Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Sheffield Bay at the remarkable age of 107 years.  She was born September 13, 1911 in Toronto, Canada to the late William J. and Sarah Ann (Freeborn) Robinson.  Her family moved to Detroit for work with the Ford Motor Co and she attended Highland Park High School.  After graduating in 1929, Audrey went to business school and accepted a job as a telephone operator at the beginning of the Great Depression.  She also worked as a legal secretary for a law firm in downtown Detroit where she made $18 per week.  Audrey’s dream was to be a model with aspirations of making it to Hollywood and becoming a star on the silver screen.  She appeared in numerous catalogs for Hudson’s Department Store throughout her career.  Audrey loved going to see the Detroit Tigers games since her brother, who owned Hoot’s Bar across the street from Tiger Stadium, was friends of the ticket manager and often secured front-row seats behind first or third base. 


  On June 18, 1939 she married Edward Gallagher who preceded her in death on November 13, 1982.  Left to cherish her memory are her two sons:  Edward J. (Diane Powers) Gallagher II and Richard Gallagher. She was the beloved grandmother of Patrick B. (Kim) and Kerry E. (dec.) Gallagher and two great-granddaughters, Fiona and Vivian Gallagher. She was the “chosen Grandma Audrey” of eight additional young people and loved and admired by all the Powers family.  Her brothers, William “Hoot” and Kenneth Robinson predeceased her. Audrey ever so elegant, gracious and modern will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 


  Cremation has taken place.  Friends are invited to celebrate Audrey’s life with a traditional Irish Wake which will be held from 2:00 until 5:00 Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club. Memorial contributions may be designated for U of D High School, 8400 N. Cambridge, Detroit, MI  48221.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel.  For on-line sentiments:

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