Horrigan, John “Jack” P.

Mr. John “Jack” P. Horrigan, of Milton, MA, and Simsbury and Avon, CT, born on February 10, 1937 in Montclair, New Jersey, to the late Lillian and Joe Horrigan, passed away at age 82 on June 27, 2019 in Avon, Connecticut. He was surrounded by family and was peaceful as he went to Heaven for a tee time. Jack graduated from Boston College High School in 1954, where he was an All-City basketball player during his junior and senior seasons, and a baseball pitcher who had a try out with the Philadelphia Phillies. A proud Boston Irishman, Jack became a “Double Eagle” upon his graduation from Boston College in 1958 where he earned a BS in business administration. Upon graduation, Jack went to work for Goodyear, Hallmark and he also worked as a salesman at Heublein until he retired in 1994. Jack also served his country as a member of the Navy and Naval Reserves. Jack was married to Elizabeth “Betty” Leary Horrigan of Milton, MA for an amazing 58 years. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Driscoll and her husband Bill, sister Ann O’Neil and her husband Matt, and brother, Joe Horrigan. He is also survived by his sister in law Lou Horrigan. Jack is survived by his sons, Jay Horrigan and his wife Cheryl of Franklin, MA, Dave Horrigan of Seattle, WA, and Denis Horrigan and his wife Kristen of Simsbury, CT; and grandchildren, Anna Horrigan, John Horrigan III, Declan Horrigan, Jack Horrigan, and Mason Horrigan. In addition, numerous nieces and nephews survive Jack, as well as too many friends to count. Jack loved all sports, especially playing golf, and spending time with family. Friends and family can pay their respects at the visitation at Ahern Funeral Home – 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville, CT, 06085 between the hours of 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. A celebration of Jack’s life will take place at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 145 Main St., Unionville, Connecticut, 06085 on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 beginning at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s name to High Watch Recovery Center, PO Box 607, Kent, CT, 06757 and McLean Care, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT, 06070.

Calling Hours

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m in St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, ~ Unionville


Memorial Contribution

in Jack’s name to High Watch Recovery Center, PO Box 607, Kent, CT, 06757 and McLean Care, 75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT, 06070

9 Responses to 'Horrigan, John “Jack” P.'

  1. Bruce Kraczkowsky says:

    Dear Horrigan Family,
    Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jack was a dear friend for many years. We know he loved his sports and he loved his golf. I was blessed to have him as my friend.
    Warm regards,

  2. Nancy Budington says:

    Dear Betty,
    I was deeply saddened to learn of Jack’s passing. Even though I only knew him over the years through our times at the dental office, I felt as though he were a friend. He was a warm and caring person who always made me smile when he was around.
    My condolences to you and your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Nancy Budington

  3. Pamela and Richard Murray says:

    Jay, Cherylann and family,
    So sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was always a sweet man.
    Our condolences are with you all,
    Pamela Jean and Richard

  4. Jim Monaghan says:

    Denis and the Horrigan Family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

  5. Ronnie and Jim Eacott says:

    Our deepest condolences, Denis, to you and your family. We hope your fond memories of your father, such an accomplished family man, will help to ameliorate the pain of his passing.
    Jim and Ronnie Eacott

  6. Barb & Greg Hopfer says:

    Dear Betty and family, Greg and I cannot express how heartbroken we are to hear of Jack’s passing. Such a gentle, kind, thoughtful man, we will miss him so much, as will everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Sending prayers, hugs and much love.
    Barb & Greg Hopfer

  7. Susan and Allen Kallor says:

    Dear Denis,
    To you and your family, we offer our deepest condolences upon the death of your father. We know
    that this is a profound loss for all of you. May the love of family and friends bring you some measure of
    Susan and Allen Kallor

  8. Jim O’Neill says:

    I had the chance to get to know Jack over the past few years and I count myself lucky. He was a terrific fellow and a guy I wish I could have known better and longer. I will miss Jack, his smile and his sense of humor.

  9. Dan & Leslie Spada says:

    Dear Betty
    Leslie and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to you on Jack’s passing. We have expressed this to the boys but would never be remiss in passing this on to you. Having known and shared life with both of you, please understand the extent of our sadness at Jack’s passing. Our BC-HC bantering over the years was a means to cementing what we saw as a great respectful friendship.
    He will remain in our thoughts as long as memory survives.
    Sail on brother Jack.

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