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Patrick G. Hannigan, Harrison radiator retiree, active in Historical Society, Lockport YMCA

May 20, 1940 – Nov. 30, 2015

LOCKPORT – Patrick G. Hannigan, a Harrison Radiator retiree active in many community organizations, died Monday in his Lockport home under hospice care. He was 75.

Born in Lockport, he was a 1957 graduate of DeSales High School, where he played football and basketball. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and took graduate courses at several colleges. He served in the National Guard from 1964 to 1970.

Mr. Hannigan worked in purchasing for Harrison and General Motors World Sourcing, retiring in 1992. Before he joined Harrison, he was a manager at the Fieldstone Restaurant and a substitute teacher in the Lockport schools. In retirement, he resumed substitute teaching until 2013.

He served on the board of the Niagara County Historical Society and was a Step Back in Time player. Earlier this year he made an appearance as Lockport’s first mayor, Benjamin Carpenter, at the city’s 150th anniversary celebration. He also was a board member of the Lockport YMCA and was involved with the Erie Canal Task Force Committee.

A member of All Saints Parish in Lockport, he served on the Parish Council and the Catholic Charities committee. He also was a lector at St. Mary’s Church in Swormville.

He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Elks, Moose and Lions clubs in Lockport; the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Clinton Club, the Georgetown Club of Western New York and Delta Phi Epsilon, the foreign service fraternity.

He played sports in college and was a member of the Lockport Essos semi-pro football team. He was certified as an official in five sports. He also enjoyed golfing and won the Buffalo District Golf Association Senior Net Championship in 2000. He also was a Bills and Sabres season-ticket holder.

He was predeceased by two wives, the former Kathleen Tracy, who died in 1985, and the former Diane Holls, who died in 2008.

Survivors include a son, Jeffrey; a daughter, Tricia; a step-daughter, Susan Anderson-Collins; three brothers, Thomas F., Joseph F. and Terence; two sisters, Mary Kenney and Ann Brittain; a special friend, Melissa Dunlap; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Parish, 76 Church St.

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