Janet Gallagher Miller

Janet Gallagher Miller, 61, Minooka, passed away Monday morning in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit surrounded by her loving family.

Born 1959 she was the daughter of Dorothy Driscoll Gallagher and the late John Gallgher and was a graduate of the former Bishop Klonoski High School.  Janet was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to her illness, Janet had been employed by the Moses Taylor Hospital.

Janet was very proud of her Irish heritage and her large, loving Irish family.   She will be deeply and dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

Also surviving are a son Tyler Miller of Scranton;  sisters Nancy Culkin of Scranton, Lori Kelly and husband Joseph of Roaring Brook Twp.; brother Jay Gallagher and wife Ann Marie of Taylor; sister in law Rose Gallagher of Scranton;  nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews; best friends Evie Rafalko McNulty, Lynn Osborne, Linda Breslin, Patti Mitchell and Katie Murray.

She was also preceded in death by her brother Patrick Gallagher;  brother in law Joseph Culkin;  nephew Geoffrey Culkin;  great nieces McKinley Culkin and twins Gwyneth and Goldie Gallagher;  best friend Lisa Frable.

The family requests that masks be worn inside the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Patrick McLaughlin, pastor.

Friends may call Saturday from 10am until time of Mass at the church.

Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made in Janet’s memory to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 53 Glenmaura National Boulevard, Suite 102, Moosic, PA 18507.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton.

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.


  1. Crystal Parker

    I am so sorry for your loss
    My condolences to all of you
    R I P Janet🙏

  2. Joyce and Bob Gallagher

    We are so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing.
    May she Rest in Peace.

  3. Nancy and Bob Gownley

    Our condolences to the Gallagher family and Tyler Miller. You are all in our prayers. May Janet rest in peace.

  4. Karen Sumski

    I am so very sorry to hear about Janet. I remember all the fun times, we all had as kids. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Rest in Peace Janet. 🙏🏻

  5. Dave Noll

    So sad, way to young. Always good memories of our high school days with the BK gang. Also many great parties especially down the CUT !!!!

    Rest In Peace….

  6. So Sorry to hear of about Janet my condolences to the Gallagher Family you are in my prayers. Rest in Peace Janet.

  7. Cathy Berardelli

    My prayers are with all of you .
    Love ❤ RIP 🙏

  8. Linda Worthington

    So sad to hear of Janet’s passing. I met Janet while working at The Hideout.
    Although it has been years since I had last seen her, I still thought of her as
    a friend. She was such a Sweet, Fun-Loving, Caring person. My Thoughts and
    Prayers are with Tyler and the entire family. God Bless.

  9. Graff Family

    To Tyler and the whole Gallagher family. We were so sorry to hear of Janet’s passing. She was a fun loving lady. Who talked of her son at all the family gatherings that we attended.
    She really loved her family. May she Rest In Peace.

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