James Edmund Berigan,
April 28, 1927 - October 11, 2013.
James Edmund Berigan, 86, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2013, at Stein Hospice Services.
He was born on April 28, 1927, in Lakewood to the late James and Daisy (Duesler) Berigan.
James was a proud World War II
Veteran of the Army
Air Corp. He served his country from Feb. 7, 1946 to March 14, 1947. He resided at the Ohio Veterans Homes for five years.
James was a member of St. Justin Martyr Church of Eastlake, the American Legion, Teamsters Local 52, and Holy Name Society. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
James is survived by his three sons, Deacon Patrick (Joan) Berigan, Michael (Susie) Berigan, Timothy (Diane) Berigan; one daughter, Sister Mary Berigan SND.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Ann Hochevar; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret "Peg" (Walsh) Berigan in 1994 and an infant son, Joseph Berigan .
Friends may call on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 11:30 a.m. at St. Justin Martyr, 35701 Stevens Blvd., Eastlake. Father Kevin Liebhardt will be officiating.
Burial will take place at a later date in Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman.
Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, Sandusky, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
Those wishing to contribute to the memory of James may do so to Blessing House, 5440 Grove Ave., Lorain, Ohio 44055.
Condolences may be shared on line at www.grofffuneralhomes.com.