JANET "NANA" DUNIGAN
1954 - 2021
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Janet "Nana" Dunigan started her journey September 27, 1954 in Bangor, ME. She left us peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021.
Janet was the second born of a large family of 10 brothers and sisters. She resided in Bangor, Maine for many years, had her three daughters and decided to make the long journey to plant roots out in Arizona where she raised her daughters and met and married the love of her life, James Dunigan and continued growing her family with the precious births of all of her grandchildren.
She worked as a waitress her entire life by choice. She loved seeing and greeting her customers daily and always noticed if her regular customers missed a day of lunch or maybe a breakfast visit. She was a giving woman and would always make sure everyone she met had what they needed. Janet was a Daughter, Sister, Mother, Wife, Friend, Nana and most recently a Great-Nana. She was famous for her perfect Christmas cookies she baked year-round and always had the biggest bowl of candy at home for anyone who might have needed a few little treats. She enjoyed playing bingo, going out for breakfast as that was her favorite meal, and bringing dog treats to all of her favorite dogs in the family. The amount of extended family and friends are too long to list. She accepted everyone just how they were without question. She leaves behind a tremendous presence that will never be filled.
Janet was preceded in death by her father, John J. O'Neill; mother, Phyllis Stone; brothers, Daniel O'Neill, Eddie O'Neill and Jimmy O'Neill; brother-in-law, Jeff Kramer; granddaughter, Aron Hart Tackett; and her nephew, Timothy O'Neill.
She is survived by her husband, James Dunigan; daughters, Samantha (Brian) Rice, Bridget (Ty) Phifer and Janet Espinoza; siblings, Peggy O'Neill, Roberta (Jim) Gildart, Kathleen Kramer, John O'Neill, Ellie O'Neill and Timothy O'Neill; grandchildren, Katelyn (Gary) Pletcher, Gavin Pletcher, Brytin (Francisco) Fesler, Tarryn Fesler, Austin Rice, Cody Rice, Baylee Brooks, Liberty Tackett, Annabelle Espinoza and Abigail Espinoza; great-grandson, Roman Alamilla; among many nieces and nephews, so many to list, but Janet could have listed them all with no trouble.
A celebration of life will take place at 3 pm on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Coveu Drinkery and Eatery located at 2247 Clearwater Drive, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. There will be a prayer, a tribute and an opportunity for anyone to speak and share their fondest memory they may have of this great lady. Food will be provided after the tribute and the family is requesting you stay and visit with them as they would like to celebrate the amazing life Janet leaves behind.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate dog treats to your local rescue or shelter being that the majority of her "Granddogs" were rescues and she never missed a visit with them without her bag of "Nana Treats".

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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Mar. 31 to Apr. 14, 2021.
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April 7, 2021
Janet was truly an awesome person who loved her job and loved to help people in any way that she could.She was a hard worker who made the busy Sundays go a little smoother at work. I will truly miss that LADY.
Kelli
Friend
April 7, 2021
I worked with Janet for 20 + years! She was a hard worker and would help you in any way possible.I will truly miss her and the fun we had.I can hear her laugh and I am thankful for the time I got to spend with her.
Kelli
Friend
March 31, 2021
Janet was an amazing woman, kind sweet, giving person.Janet was always smiling, always helped anyone who needed it. I totally love that she is a Patriot's fan, we had a lot of fun watching the games and giving her husband James grief. Janet is a kind soul and a kind heart, she will be truly missed.
Debra Hester
Friend
March 31, 2021
I spent a lot of time with Janet when she lived in Maine. She was always happy and friendly and silly. What a wonderful woman and I know she lives on in her amazing family. To know her was to love her!
Kristi Santos
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