The couple was married June 18, 1949 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Edward retired from the Indianapolis Fire Department in 1976. Mary is a Ryker Dental Depot retiree.
Edward is an Army Veteran who served in Europe during WWII.
They have five grown children: Michael Gallagher, Sharon Ancelet, Carol Gallagher, Patrick Gallagher and Daniel Gallagher. They have six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
They have been members of St. Catherine Catholic Church for many years where he coached CYO sports. They also volunteer at the Indiana State Museum.