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Ed Halligan, 65, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family, April 13, 2013. He was born July 22, 1947, in Jesup, GA. Ed leaves to cherish his memory: a loving wife of 42 years, Mary Jillisky Halligan; son EJ Halligan (Denise); son Eric Walker Halligan; and daughter Hollie Halligan Hardy (Jeremy). Ed was the best Pop Pop to Logan, Alana, Travis, Riley, Hannah, Madisen, Colby, Ethan, Ava and Bentley. He was a retired Sargent for the South Daytona Police Department, former Florida Highway Patrol trooper, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #81, Past President of Coastal Florida PBA, Past Camp Commander of the Sons of Confederacy for the James F Hall Camp, member of the Bahia Shrine Temple, and Zangi Grotto. Ed was also a USMC Veteran and lifetime member of the VFW. He will always be remembered for being a "True Southern Gentleman" who loved his family and friends with his entire big heart. Ed always greeted his ladies with a "hello darlin" and kissed his family goodbye with a "be sweet and I love you." A Mass to celebrate his wonderful life will be Saturday, April 20th at 11am, Catholic Church of the Epiphany, 201 Lafayette St, Port Orange. Memorial reception to follow VFW Post 3282, 5810 S Williamson Blvd., Port Orange. The family asks in lieu of flowers, you make a donation to the ARNI Foundation to help care for all the animals he so dearly loved.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal from Apr. 17 to Apr. 18, 2013