Joan C. Gilligan (1935 - 2018)

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Joan C. Gilligan, 82, of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at her home.

She was born Sept. 25, 1935, in Wilkes-Barre, a daughter of the late Edward and Louise Curran Gilligan.

A graduate of St. Mary's High School, she was employed locally for many years at various occupations. Joan was a devout Catholic and a former member of Holy Saviour Church. She belonged to St. Andre Bessette Parish and was also active with the Right to Life Center and the Senior Citizens.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James P. Gilligan; and sister, Mary Alice Driscoll. Joan was loved by all who knew her.

Surviving are her brother, John Gilligan and his wife, Patricia, Wilkes-Barre; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday from E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.

Entombment will be in Mary Mother of God Mausoleum in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Twp.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Condolences can be sent to the family at
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E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 12, 2018