Carol Gallagher
January 1, 1970 - June 4, 2017

Carol Gallagher, of Boiling Spring Lakes, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017, of congestive
heart failure, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.

She was 81. Mrs. Gallagher was born October 1, 1935, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to William Henry and Marion McCabe Lathrop.

She moved to Brunswick County from Westchester County, New York to be with family, and had volunteered here for many years with American Red Cross blood drives and the Auxiliary of the Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Department.

Prior to relocating, she was an executive assistant in the oil and gas exploration and drilling industry in Houston and Tarrytown, New York.

She is survived by a daughter, Robin Whalley, of Robertsdale, Alabama, granddaughters
Sara Whalley and Kate Whalley, grandson Charles Oliver Whalley, and a sister, Jayne Lathrop, of

The family is extremely grateful to the nursing staffs of Arthur J. Dosher Memorial Hospital,
Southport Nursing Center, and Hospice Life Care Center, as well as to her doctors, for their expert
and loving care in her final months.

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  • Debra Coggins Posted June 12, 2017 9:58 pm

    Aunt Carol was always a strong and independent force! I think I have a bit of her feisty in me:relaxed:. So very sorry to all for the loss of her passing but happy she no longer suffers! She has joined my Dad and Aunt Julie and it’s another strong force watching over us all!! Prayers to Robin and Aunt Jayne, my heart goes out to you and I send hugs and prayers your way! Love, Deb :heartpulse:

  • Juli Lathrop Posted June 12, 2017 11:29 pm

    Although the miles have separated us, I have many fond memories of visits to Aunt Carol as a child. She remained always fiercely independent. I hope great memories take place if sorrow for those who knew and loved her. My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Jayne, Robin and family. Juli

  • Thelma Lathrop Posted June 13, 2017 7:57 am

    I am so sorry for your loss – especially hard on Jayne who lost 2 sisters in such a short time. The better side of this is that Carol is in no more pain. She will be missed by many and I have a lot of good memories over the years. Rest in peace Carol.
    Prayers to you all! Love, Thelma

  • jayne lathrop Posted July 16, 2017 11:49 am

    I often realize how lonely I am for Carol.
    She was part of my every day for six months and gave me a purpose in life. She endured her last days with great grace and without complaint.
    I’m thankful for everybody’s words of comfort and the loving kindness that’s been shown to me.

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