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Fairfield Drummer Bryan Gallace Dies Away At College, 21

Bryan Gallace
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Bryan Gallace of Fairfield died on Jan. 20 in Boston where he was in college. He was 21 years old.

A 2014 graduate of Fairfield Ludlow High and the Regional Center for the Arts, Bryan was a senior at Berklee Music College where he was pursuing a BA in Professional Music.

A gift of a mini guitar and pint-sized amp one Christmas from his beloved Aunt Maureen sparked his creative journey. A talented and dedicated musician, he began lessons at just six years old with Billy Bileca - a patient and amazing teacher who helped Bryan realize his passion for playing guitar.

He first got to perform at the Fairfield School of Rock in 2013 and then went on to play in several local bands including If Looks Could Kill, Fistfight and Shark Rock.

A self-taught drummer, Bryan’s 2015-2016 stint drumming for Heavy Breath brought him so much joy. He loved Boston and his great circle of friends and his two whippets, Oliver and Stella.

Bryan loved family more than anything.

He is survived by his parents,  Robert and Stacy Gallace; grandparents Margaret Gallace, Augustus Gallace, Buddy and Barbara Wainhause; aunts and uncles Maureen Gallace and Jason Tomme; Barry and Sasha Gallace ;John and Terry Gallace; Jeff Wainhause and Jane Yoon of Montvale; Jeff and Sandy Camp of Peoria and a host of cousins.

He is also survived by his girlfriend, Gerrica Dunning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield.

Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home in Fairfield.

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