Opelousas – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Michael Reagan Gallagher on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Landry Catholic Church of Opelousas. Monsignor Russell Harrington will celebrate the Mass. Readers for the mass will be Ashley Bordelon M.D., Timothy Trahan and Amelie Hollier. A Private Burial will be held at a later date in the St. Landry Cemetery.
Michael, age 31, a resident of Opelousas, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his residence after a long battle with depression.
As a child Michael served as an ambassador for the March of Dimes. He enjoyed playing sports throughout his years in school. As an adult he enjoyed hunting and spending time with his friends. He will be remembered for his kind heart and his generous spirit always wanting to help others. Michael had a great love for animals, and he showed it through his need to help by rescuing dogs. He cherished spending time with his family the most, especially his nephews Blaise and Isiah Glasscock. Michael will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, Diane Doucet Gallagher; sisters, Elizabeth “Betsy” Gallagher D.V.M. and Kathleen “Katie” Gallagher Glasscock (Seth); uncle and godfather, Donald Doucet M.D.; uncles, Hosea Doucet III M.D. and Judge Gregory Doucet; aunts, Jeanie Doucet, Peggy Gallagher, Pattie Gallagher Helm M.D. (Tom Helm M.D.), Jean Gallagher Alford (Jack), Kay Gallagher Helm (Bob); godmother, Pris Gallagher DiLorenzo; and his good friends, Conner Doucet and Matthew Simon.
He is preceded in death by his father, D. Michael Gallagher; infant twin brother, Steven Reagan Gallagher; maternal grandparents, Hosea Doucet, Jr. and Marian Marmande Doucet; paternal grandparents, Dudley Michael Gallagher and Harriet Reagan Gallagher; and uncle, William Gallagher.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Simon, Connor Doucet, Patrick Doucet, Timothy Trahan, Gerald Bordelon and Cole Estilette.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Michael’s memory to the March of Dimes or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.