ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Paul Michael Gallery, of Braham, MN died on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his home. He was 70 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19th at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Fr. Donald Wagner officiating.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
BURIAL will be at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Braham..
Paul Michael Gallery, of Braham, Minnesota passed away on July 12th, 2018 at Safe Haven in Braham. He was 70 years old.
Paul was born on November 6, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York and was later adopted by his parents, John Winston Gallery and Dorothy Elisabeth Hedelund. Paul’s life was quite mysterious prior to arriving at his permanent and final residence. He spoke of his marriage to his late wife, Carla, in great reverence and love, which those who know him, know that his capacity for love was exceptional.
In 2009, Paul arrived in Braham and forever changed not only his life but those that were fortunate enough to come in contact with him. He filled everyone’s lives with joy, laughter, kindness, music, art, and general positivity. His empathetic, uplifting, and happy demeanor were some of the traits that made seeing and conversing with Paul a highlight of any day.
He loved his community and enjoyed helping it by previously volunteering at the local food shelf and then moved onto volunteering at Family Pathways in Cambridge. He attended the local Saints Peter & Paul Church, always talking about how the service was uplifting and something he looked forward to. His devotion to God and Christ was very well known, his embodiment of Christian values was exemplary, he was the personification of “Love thy neighbor.”
He loved to go to the theater to see movies, go to zoos, swim at the beach, ride the ferry in St. Croix, attend concerts, and so much more. He enjoyed being busy, always looking for something to do around the house. He loved to be in nature, sitting outside no matter the weather and going for walks around town. He leaves behind his beloved cat who followed him around and gave each other joy. He is also survived by his girlfriend, which whom he treasured and loved greatly.
Paul leaves behind a lot of people who loved and cherished him and the friendship he gave. He was a person that made you want to be nicer in general, taught patience through who he was, and set an example of a love for life that anyone would hope to have. There will always be a wish for more time with Paul Michael Gallery, but there would never be enough time. From the people who loved him, we wish to thank him at this time. Thank you for all the memories, the laughs, the big smiles, the shoulder to lean on, and for being who he was. We will miss you terribly but know that you are in a better place and out of your pain. We hope you had as much of a good time as we did. We love you and thank you.