Oakland – Dana V. Gallagher, 80, died October 14, 2017, at Bedside Manor in Oakland with family by his side. \r\n\r\nHe was born on December 29, 1936, in Waterville, the son of Beecher and Dorothy (Brann) Gallagher.\r\nDana graduated from Williams High School in 1955.\r\n\r\nHe ended his employment for many dedicated years at The Chinet Company formerly Keyes Fiber in Waterville. The highlights of his life were his wife, Muriel of 37 years and family. He enjoyed spending time in Eustis where he helped build the family camp with his Dad, where he enjoyed hunting, fishing and many vacations with family and friends. He loved working outdoors cutting wood and doing the upkeep of his and his children’s properties.\r\n\r\nDana was predeceased by his parents; his wife; and his in-laws.\r\n\r\nDana is survived by three children, daughter Brenda Gallagher Thomas of Sidney, son Clayton Gallagher and his wife April; and son Dean Gallagher and his wife Melinda of Oakland; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.\r\n\r\nVisiting hours will be on Wednesday, October 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. for family and friends at Lawry Brothers-Wheeler, 26 Church St., Oakland. A graveside service will be held Thursday, October 19, at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Oakland.\r\n\r\nThe family sends a special “thank you” to friends and the staff at Bedside Manor for all the loving care and support over the past few months.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Bedside Manor, P.O. Box 603, Oakland, ME 04963 or The Alzheimer Association.