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James M. Gilligan

James M. Gilligan of Scranton died Wednesday evening at Hospice Community Care, Dunmore.

Born in Scranton, son of the late James H. and Anna Foley Gilligan, he was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School. He attended the University of Scranton and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Before retirement, he worked as a brick layer and was a member of its union. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church.

He was a loving uncle to his nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was a devoted member of Holy Rosary Church and attended daily Mass.

Surviving are two brothers, Dr. William Gilligan and wife, Rita, Potomac, Md.; and Dr. Thomas Gilligan and wife, Patricia, New Market, Md.; one sister-in-law, Geraldine Gilligan, Scranton; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Gilligan; and two sisters, Marion Gilligan and Carol Mikan.

The funeral will be Monday from the Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home, 323 William St., with Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton. Friends attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.

Viewing, Sunday 4 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18512.

Funeral Home

Edward Knight O'Donnell Funeral Home
323 William St Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 342-1063

Published in Scranton Times on June 21, 2013
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