Luke Nicholas Gallagher

  • Born: February 22, 2006
  • Died: January 17, 2019
  • Location: Yonkers, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Son, Brother, Grandson and Friend.

Surrounded by his loving family,  Luke Nicholas Gallagher of Yonkers, New York passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 17th 2019. He was 12 years old. Born 11lbs 4oz Luke was a happy go lucky child. Luke was raised in Yonkers where he attended Sacred Heart Grade School. A natural athlete Luke got involved in sports at a young age. He loved basketball, Gaelic football, baseball and was passionate about soccer. New York City football Club and Man United were his favorite teams. He played soccer for Yonkers United and McLean Heights, Gaelic football for Rangers and baseball and basketball for McLean Heights. 

Luke was also an entertaining lad. He had a contagious sense of humor even when the chips were down. His selfless nature always made sure he kept a smile on people's faces. Luke was diagnosed with bone cancer on 7/7/17. He accepted on June 4th 2018 that his cancer was incurable and decided to spend the remainder of his time at home with family. His strong faith and prayers were a comfort to everyone around him. He was looking forward to making his confirmation and had picked the Apostle Mark as his confirmation name.

Whilst battling osteosarcoma, Luke enjoyed playing video games. He was well able to hold his own at Rocket League and Fortnite which kept him in close contact with his friends. He even played with family and friends in Ireland. He was an avid and super-fast reader! Lego and Star Wars were also great passions of his.

Luke will be remembered as an incredibly bright kid who maintained an incredible sense of humor and dignity throughout his battle. His short life is an inspiration and encouragement to many. He will be missed by everyone one who's life he touched.  His level of maturity and openness will be long remembered by his family and friends. 

Luke leaves behind his parents Paul and Cara, his siblings Eoghan, Adrian, Rory, Teresa, Anna and Matthew, his grandparents Larry and Carmel Geraghty (Ireland), his many aunts,  uncles, cousins and large circle of friends and school mates. He is predeceased by his grandparents Eugene and Teresa Gallagher, his aunts Collette  and Breege Gallagher and cousin Aine Melissa Geraghty.

Luke's life will be honored and remembered on Monday January 21st from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Ave., Pelham NY. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday January 22nd at St. Mary/Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church  located at 23 South High Street, Mount Vernon, NY. followed by a burial directly afterwards at Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W Stevens Ave, Valhalla, NY 10352. For more information or to place a condolence please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Luke's honor to the Danny Fund, Pelham.

The Gallagher Family would like to place on record their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Staff of Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Valhalla, especially Dr. Jeremy Rosenblum and Dr. Jordan Watson, and to their many family and friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

i'm sorry for your lost i remember him playing basketball in Mclean heights fly high luke❤

Posted by samantha morales - yonkers - Friend   January 17, 2020


My deepest condolences to Cara, Paul and Family. I am so sorry I just found out about Luke's passing. Deepest sympathy. Ann Geraghty-Carroll

Posted by Ann Geraghty-Carroll - Barnegat, NJ - Family   February 28, 2019

Heartfelt Sympathies to you Cara Paul and all your beautiful family at this very difficult time in your lives. We will keep you all in our thoughts and Prayers. Love from Geraldine & Joe Duffy

Posted by Geraldine and Joe Duffy - Ireland - Friend   January 24, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Gallagher family for this great loss of a wonderful person. May he rest in peace Amen

Posted by Peter Valane - Pelham Manor, NY - Neighbor   January 24, 2019

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Hoping you find peace in the days to come. My grandmother Carmel speaks of you so fondly, Cara.

Our love,
Katy, my husband Albert, and our children Owen and Cara

Posted by Katy Delleckef - Los Angeles, CA - Family   January 22, 2019

Our sincere sympathy to all the Gallagher family on Luke's passing at this heartbreaking time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Beatrice and Terrence Peel - Yonkers, NY   January 22, 2019

So very sorry about Luke's passing. We are away on vacation and just read this so we are also sorry we could not participate in any of the services for Luke. We hold you all in our hearts in prayer. May God comfort you. Sincerely, Anthony &Carmen Paolercio

Posted by Carmen Paolercio - New rochelle, NY - Acquaintance   January 22, 2019

So sorry for your loss. God bless Luke and all your family. Donald Boyce, St. Barnabas High School

Posted by Donald Boyce - Bronx, NY - Teacher   January 22, 2019

Our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Luke, and may God hold you in the palm of His hand. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by The Mc Daid Family - NY - Friend   January 21, 2019

My sincere sympathy to all the Gallagher family on the sad passing of Luke RIP

Posted by Ann Hogan - Longford - Family Friend   January 21, 2019

Dear Cara, Paul and Family,
Our deepest sympathies to you all during this time of great sadness.
May the perpetual light of Heaven shine upon Luke as he rests in peace in the arms of Jesus.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Catherine and Cathal, Dublin

Posted by A friend   January 21, 2019

Dear Paul, We heard about your son Luke and send you our deepest sympathies. Know we have thought of you often and can't even imagine how difficult this is. All our best to you and your family. Donna & Stuart Farber

Posted by Donna Farber - westport, CT - Acquaintance   January 21, 2019

Condolences to all. My heart breaks for you and baby' Luke. Love and prayers from across the miles xxxooo

Posted by Christina Reynolds - Yonkers, NY - Family Friend   January 21, 2019

Our sincere condolences to the Gallagher family and extended family. You have gained an angel who will always be with you. RIP Luke, you will be forever in our thoughts. The Grimes Family Monaghan

Posted by Brona Grimes - Monaghan Ireland, NY - Family Friend   January 21, 2019

To Kathleen Brennan Gallagher and the Gallagher family praying you all, and for Luke who is a little saint and is with the glory of god and the angels in the light of heaven now for all his suffering, may he Rest In Peace now.

Posted by Sylvia Gunning - Friend   January 21, 2019

Deepest Sympathy on the loss of Luke. Thinking of the Gallagher family at this sad time.

Posted by Denise Browne - Family Friend   January 21, 2019


Dear Paul, Cara and the entire Gallagher Family,
Our Deepest Sympathy to each of you at this terribly sad time. May your very brave little man sleep peacefully in eternity. Our thoughts and love is extended to each of you in your deepest time of sorrow. May you each take comfort in your memories of Luke. He is now your Guardian Angel The Tierney Clan
Yonkers New York

Posted by Stephen & Maggie Tierney - Yonkers, NY - Family Friend   January 21, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Cara,Paul & family,we are very saddened to hear of Luke's passing RIP, you are in our prayers.Terence & Josephine Reynolds Yonkers.

Posted by Josephine Reynoldd - Yonkers, NY - Neighbor   January 21, 2019

Dear Anna Teresa and the Gallagher Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult time. Girls take care of each other!Ellen D'Andrea ( St. Barnabas High School)

Posted by Ellen DAndrea - Yonkers, NY - Teacher   January 21, 2019

To Paul, Cara and family.

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. May Luke rest in peace. God bless you all.

Bernie and Joe Quinn

Posted by Bernie Quinn - Ireland - Friend   January 21, 2019

My deepest sympathies to you Cara and the family. I was extremely saddened to hear about Luke's passing. What a very brave young man. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Best wishes from Fergal Whyte, in Dublin. RIP

Posted by Fergal Whyte - Dublin - Family   January 21, 2019

With deepest sympathy from all the Rynn Clan in Galway.

Posted by Anne Rynn - Galway, Ireland - Family   January 21, 2019

Sincere condolence to All Lukes family

Posted by Terry / Pansey Whyte & family Whyte - Ireland3B - Family   January 21, 2019

Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time of Lukes' death,RIP. We will continue to pray for you during these days. Auntie Maureen and all the Whytes.

Posted by Maureen Whyte - Ardagh - Family   January 21, 2019

Patsy and Eileen Lilly send our sincere condolences to the Gallagher and Geraghty families on the death of Luke R.I.P.

Posted by Eileen & Patrick Lilly - Yonkers, NY - Friend   January 20, 2019

Deepest sympathy to Paul and exteneded Gallagher family.
RIP Luke.

Posted by Mary Reynolds - Granard   January 20, 2019

We did not know Luke but have been hearing a lot about him over the past while, through his uncle Niall (Geraghty), and how he bravely batted his illness. May he now RIP. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Posted by Brian & Anne McAuliffe - Co.Clare, Ireland   January 20, 2019

Cara and Paul so sorry for your great loss thinking of you and praying for you all love Therese and Sean in Dublin

Posted by Sean and Therese Beggan - Dublin, MN - Family Friend   January 20, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Luke. We have been thinking of you often since we heard of Luke's illness and will keep you close in our thoughts in the difficult times ahead.

Posted by Gillian Joyce and David Burke Joyce - Family Friend   January 20, 2019

Heartfelt sympathies to Cara and her Children.You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time.We pray for you all and send hugs to you at this sad time,Geraldine and Aidan.

Posted by aidan whyte - dublin ireland - Family   January 20, 2019

You are now with our sister, Helyn Marie, who went to heaven at age 8 years old in 1966, on January 18. We are blessed to have you watching over us, keeping us strong and wise here on earth. Please continue to watch over us. Thank you.

Posted by Paula Longo Longo - Westerly, RI - Family Friend   January 20, 2019

RIP Luke- Sympathy to the Gallagher Family.

Posted by Claire Forde / Drake. - London   January 20, 2019

Heartfelt sympathies to you all at this sad time. May Luke's special spirit shine a light during the next few days...thinking of you all. Big hugs Sheila, Jimmy & family xxx

Posted by Sheila Coffey - Mullingar - Family   January 20, 2019

Deepest sympathies to you all on the loss of Luke, may he rest in peace.

Brenda Tallon (Granard Co. Longford)

Posted by Brenda Tallon - Granard Co Longford Ireland - Family Friend   January 20, 2019

Hi Cara. I just wanted to send I'm my sincerest condolences to you on the the passing of Luke. I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Luke's passing and wanted to say what a brave and courageous son you had there. There were some lovely words written about him in his obituary and I hope in the days and months ahead you will find peace and happiness. All my love, Donal

Posted by Donal Whyte - Dublin - Family   January 19, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, so very sorry for what you have to endure. May God watch over you all and give you strength, and may Luke rest easy after his ordeal xo

Posted by Deirdre O' Mara - Leonia, NJ - Friend   January 19, 2019

Blessed from afar. I never had the privilege of meeting this young man, but through hearing of his faith and his choices, I stand amazed at our God and Luke's courage. Jeanie and Tim McMahon, Manchester Center, VT. Praying for your comfort in this time of sorrow. Rejoicing in salvation.

Posted by Jeanie McMahon - Manchester Center, VT - Friend   January 19, 2019

R.I.P. Luke
Saw your smiling face here on Facebook
Another Angel flying high
Sympathy to your Mum and Dad and family
Sadly some people only stay a while here on earth but leave their special mark
Memory is a powerful thing
Julie Mulryan Healy Glenamaddy Co Galway

Posted by Julie Mulryan -Healy - Glenamaddy Co Galway, ID   January 19, 2019

Sincere sympathy to Cara,Paul and family. Luke was a brave little boy may he Rest in Peace

Posted by Sandra Taaffe - Collon - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

To Cara Paul and Family our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved son and brother our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time

Posted by Tom and Noreen Joyce - Galway - Friend   January 19, 2019

Sincere sympathy to you Paul & family our prayers and thoughts are with you Rest In Peace Luke

Posted by Finbar & Deirdre Brady - Ireland - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

Our sincere condolences to you all, May Luke rest in peace. From Fintan & Maureen Whyte, Connemara, Galway, Ireland

Posted by Fintan Whyte - Family   January 19, 2019


R.I.P. Luke another Smiling Angel flying high
Sadly some only stay while but leave lasting impressions and golden memories
I saw your smiling face here on Facebook
With sympathy and hugs to your Family
Julie Mulryan Healy. Glenamaddy County Galway ireland x

Posted by Julie Healy - Glenamaddy co galway   January 19, 2019

Our deepest sympathy to Lukes family and friends, our thoughts and prayers are with you, RIP little Angel

Posted by Paul, Maura, Colin & Kateri Gilna - Granard, Co. Longford - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

We extend out sincere condolences to Gallagher and Geraghty family's on the passing of Luke R,i,p our prayers are with you.

Posted by Peter and Mary Murphy - Collon co louth ireland - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

Our deepest condolences to you all at this very sad time,our prayers are with you all x

Posted by Josephine Brennan - Cavan, NE - Family   January 19, 2019


Luke you earned your wings and had to fly
up to heaven To be by Gods side,
drop a white feather every once in a while
to let your family know your right by their side

Posted by Tina Reilly - Hayestown Navan Co. Meath Ir   January 19, 2019

He sounded like a brave young man. May he rest in peace. Prayers offered. Sincere condolences from the Regan family Granard.

Posted by John Regan - Co. Longford - Neighbor   January 19, 2019

Sincere sympathy from Jim and Mary Whyte, Mullingar and extended family.

Posted by Jim Whyte - Mullingar - Family   January 19, 2019

May the peace of God and comfort of the Holy Spirit cocoon you in His love now and always

Posted by Mary L Person    January 19, 2019

Be assured that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your dear family during this time of great sadness. With love, Deacon Larry and Mary Battersby

Posted by Mary Battersby - Somers, N.Y., NY - Friend   January 19, 2019

My condolences to you all at this sad time. Luke was a great kid he will be missed. Prayers for you all at this sad time

Posted by Majella , Frank & Ethan Heneghan - Yonkers, NY - Friend   January 19, 2019

So sorry to hear of your recent loss . My condolences to Ye all thinking of ye at this sad time

Posted by Peggy Corcoran - Ireland - Family Friend   January 19, 2019

Rest in peace young man. My condolences to your family

Posted by Colin, Denise & Danya Heron - England - Acquaintance   January 19, 2019

We at the Jacaranda School for Orphans in Malawi are saddened. But we know Luke is now an Angel looking over everyone. We pray for Luke's family and friends. Rest in Peace dear Luke.

Posted by Marie Da Silva - Malawi. - Teacher   January 19, 2019

So sorry for your loss. RIP.

Posted by Barbara Loughnane - Galway, Ireland - Family   January 19, 2019

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May Luke RIP

Posted by Helen Clarke - Dublin 13 - Friend   January 19, 2019

Sincere condolences to all your family.

Posted by emma tormey - Collon, WY - Neighbor   January 19, 2019

I am so sorry for ur loss . May he Rest In Peace

Posted by Bernadette Shanaghy - Ballinagh . v - Significant Other   January 19, 2019

Our hearts go out to you at this incredibly difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace Luke.

Leonie, Jim and Rodhlann

Posted by Leonie Rynn - Philadelphia, PA - Family   January 18, 2019

I did not know Luke, but my son attends Sacred Heart High school. We wanted to send our condolences to you and may Luke rest in peace.

Posted by M Ridello - Yonkers, NY - Acquaintance   January 18, 2019

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers with you & your family at this time. God bless.

Posted by Gena Burroni-Sanchez - Yonkers, NY - Friend   January 18, 2019

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