Jeanne Maryann Hartigan
1943 - 2021
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Jeanne Maryann Hartigan
June 13, 1943 - Jan. 27, 2021
Resident of San Jose
Jeanne Maryann Hartigan, 77, of San Jose, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in restful care at her daughter's home.
Born and raised in Coventry, Rhode Island, the daughter of Joseph and Stella (Rekas) Ogrodnik, Jeanne attended the University of Rhode Island, where she received her degree in Dental Hygiene. She married her husband of 44 years, Martin J. Hartigan Jr., on January 29, 1966 and lived happily with him in New England and then California until his death in 2010.
Jeanne had a long, successful career serving in dental practices, most recently in San Jose and Santa Rosa. She was also an investor in hard cider businesses that were later acquired by MillerCoors. She lived in retirement in Lincoln, California, where she was active in the local Polish Club. Jeanne always valued the great friendships she made with her neighbors in Lincoln.
She enjoyed travel, including throughout Europe and Asia, spending holidays in Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas, playing video poker, building puzzles, hosting dinners, and attending social events. She remained a diehard Red Sox and Patriots fan until the end.
Mrs. Hartigan is survived by daughter Kelly Engler and her husband Ed, son Martin J. Hartigan III and his wife Darcey, grandchildren Eddie and Josie Engler and Kayleigh and Matt Hartigan, brother Robert Ogrodnik, sister Dolores Bower, and sisters-in-law Carol Ogrodnik, Sheila Clements and Maryellen MacDowell.
Funeral services will be held this summer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Almaden.


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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15, 2021.
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