Dorothy Cooney Galligan, a Ridgefielder for a half century who was active in St. Mary Parish, died May 28 at her home. She was 82 years old.
Mrs. Galligan was born in New York City on Nov. 10, 1929, daughter of Luke and Alice Nelson Cooney. The 13th of 16 children, she was born and grew up in the Bronx. She married John Patrick Galligan in New York City in 1951.