Kelly Carney Gallagher Obituary
March 14, 1991 to April 22, 2018
Kelly Carney Gallagher, 27, of Williamstown passed away on April 22, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by his family, close friends, and beloved stuffed animal, P-head. Kelly is survived by his mother, Deborah Carney Gallagher of Williamstown; father, Ronald “Roddie” Gallagher of North Adams; sister, Casey Carney Gallagher, brother-in-law, Seth Hudson Hamblin, and nephew, Theodore Rian Hamblin of Providence, RI; brother, Devin Carney Gallagher of Los Angeles, CA; dedicated caregivers, Steve “Hat Head” Travis and Sally “Ess Girl” Chin of Williamstown, and Kaitlyn “Kate” Wheeler of North Adams; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. We would also like to recognize the amazing nurses and doctors and staff at Berkshire Medical Center who gave incredible care, laughter, and dignity to Kelly over the past four weeks.
Kelly attended Williamstown Elementary School and graduated from Mt. Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown. He most recently attended the day programs at United Cerebral Palsy and BFAIR. He was a talented artist and showed his work in regional art galleries and NYC with the help of CATA- Community Access to the Arts and his best agent, his father “Toastah.”
Carly Simon was the greatest love of Kelly’s life outside of his family. Kelly once awoke from a 5 hour surgery singing, “I know nothing stays the same,” from her hit song “Coming Around Again.” Kelly could spend hours on the weekend listening to NPR. His favorite programs were Car Talk and Prairie Home Companion. He loved watching Barney and QVC. Kelly loved going for rides in the car- he loved going to the “stores” for “shoes and coats” with his mother, “bestest,” as well as going to tag sales with his father. Kelly also loved family vacations at the “beach.”
Kelly touched every person that he met and gave each of them a special nickname or had a personal catchphrase that he would use to engage them in conversation and laughter. His smile always lit up the room and he had a sparkle in his eye that melted your heart and drew you in to his world.
Kelly’s memorial service will be held at The First Congregational Church at 906 Main Street in Williamstown on May 19th, 2018 at 2:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made through the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247 to United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County at 208 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 or Berkshire Family & Individual Resources at 771 South Church Street, North Adams, MA 01247.