Death Notice: Anne Gallen, formerly of West End

Anne Galen, formerly of the West End (the Bush Bar)GALLEN Anne of Luton (and formerly of West End, Millstreet) passed away aged 69 years. Anne will be welcomed into Our Lady’s Help of Christians Church (Luton) on Wednesday 27th August at 6:30pm. Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday 28th August at 09:30am. Followed by cremation at Luton Crematorium. Family flowers only by request donations may be given to National Brain Appeal c/o Co-operative Funeralcare Stopsley. Tel: 01582 451209

3 thoughts on “Death Notice: Anne Gallen, formerly of West End”

  1. Sean Gallen and family and Anne his good wife
    In Millstreet Town spent many years of their life
    As proprietors of the Bush Bar at the West End they were well liked and well known
    In fact one can say of them they became Millstreet’s own

    In the Bush Bar at the weekend then there was music, dancing, laughter and song
    A social gathering place of locals where happiness did belong
    Till the Gallens left Millstreet for to live elsewhere
    And for to try out their luck in the big World out there

    Since the Gallens lived in Millstreet many changes since then
    And the young children at that time now young women and men
    And the people of the eighties in their life’s prime
    Are visibly nowadays showing the wear of time

    The beautiful Anne Gallen the Bush Bar hostess on Friday and Saturday night
    She always seemed happy and bubbly and bright
    And though in Millstreet never for to be seen again
    In all who knew her fond memories of her will remain

    We can only retain the memories of the what used to be
    Of the people we knew never more for to see
    In my mind’s eyes the Bush Bar dancers again take the floor
    And at the last dance call out for an encore

    It is sad to learn that Anne Gallen in her sixty ninth year from life has passed away
    In Luton in England she lived her last night and day
    So many in Millstreet see her as a friend
    But life’s journey for all of us does have an end

    Her leaving of Millstreet became Luton’s gain
    And in all who knew her good memories of her will remain
    One can only hope that her parting from life was a painless release
    The beautiful Anne Gallen she now is at peace.

    “Anne Gallen” is by Francis Duggan

  2. Thank you Francis for this lovely poem about my wonderful Mum. She was an amazing, kind,loving (strict) person who was always there for her family and friends. xx

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