Tara Welch Gallagher, 39, of Virginia Beach, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Gallagher Jr.; son, Patrick Gallagher III; parents, Wanda and Dickie Welch; sister, Tiffany Hollowell, and her husband, Troy; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, friends and coworkers.
Tara was a devoted mother and her life was centered around her son. She was most proud of her role as Patrick’s mother. Tara was kind in her heart, compassionate in her actions, and humble in her demeanor. Tara projected a quiet ease; she was always present, but never pretentious.
Tara’s life was cut short, but her accomplishments were not. Tara attended Portsmouth Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Tara received her undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master’s in environmental engineering from Old Dominion University. She was employed as an engineer with the City of Virginia Beach. Tara was a dedicated public servant who was always professional in her interactions.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 7, at Baker-Foster Funeral Home, 5685 Lee Farm Lane, Suffolk. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the Church of the Holy Family, 1279 N. Great Neck Road, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Portsmouth.
Share online condolences with the family at B.W. Foster Funeral Home.