BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - Jack J. Colligan of New Providence passed away peacefully on Thursday (Nov. 10, 2016) at the age of 87.
Jack was born in Bradford, Pa., but he has been a resident of New Providence since 1977. Jack attained a Bachelor's Degree from The University of Pennsylvania and worked for many years at The Budd Company in Philadelphia, Pa., before becoming the chief financial officer at Red Devil Inc., in Union, N.J. until his retirement.
Jack is a descendant of Cornelius and Bridget (nee Lynch) Colligan, one of the original families of Tuna Valley in McKean County, Pa. Cornelius came to the U.S. from Derrycalliff, County Clare. Jack was grandson of John and Mary (nee Maroney, from Miltown Malbay, County Clare) Colligan. He was the son of John and Agnes (nee Grich) Colligan and was raised on Jefferson Street, Bradford.
Jack was married for 59 years to Doris (nee Sundermann of Philadelphia) and had five children John, Neal, Brian, Dana Nordstrom, and Craig, all of whom survive him. He has four grandchildren; Alayna Bradley, Niko Nordstrom, Anya Nordstrom and Henry Nordstrom. Jack is survived by his sister Jean McCarthy of Phoenix, Ariz. Jack held onto his Bradford roots throughout his life and read The Bradford Era regularly.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Paul Ippolito Berkeley Memorial; please visit www.ippolitofuneralhomes.com for additional information and to send condolences.
Paul Ippolito - Berkeley Memorial
646 Springfield Av
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 15 to Nov. 22, 2016