It is with a heavy heart that we must share the unexpected passing of Marie Gallagher, Little Flower's beloved former principal and 1997 Hall of Fame Inductee. She died suddenly on January 8, 2020.
Marie served Little Flower from 1986 through 1995 as a teacher, the Dean of Students and as the principal (a position she held between 1990 and 1995). She was an integral member of the Little Flower community during her time here, and Marie is largely credited with rallying the support and resources necessary to ensure that Little Flower remained open despite the threat of closure in 1992.
Along with President S. Joan Rychalsky, IHM, Marie set forth a plan for long term sustainability for Little Flower and continued to be a significant presence at all major Little Flower events. Most notably, she was in attendance at the 80th Anniversary Mass and Celebration in September 2019 to enjoy the fruits of her tremendous efforts.
Marie's love and dedication to the students, staff and alumnae of Little Flower went unparalleled in her decades of service to Archdiocesan schools. Marie stands as an example that every individual can make a huge difference to the wider community. Marie's embrace of St. Therese's mission of making big differences in little ways will be her lasting legacy to Little Flower. We keep her family and friends in our prayers at this time.