2017-02-17 / Obits

John “Jack” Gilligan

John “Jack” Gilligan died on Feb. 6.

A graduate of St. Francis High School, Gilligan was a New York State Trooper before he joined the NYPD. A 26-year member of the NYPD, Gilligan retired at the rank of Sergeant.

After marrying his wife, Kathy, in 1962, Gilligan lived in Brooklyn before moving to Rockaway Beach, where the pair would reside for more than 30 years.

Gilligan was active in the Boy Scouts with his two sons, attending meetings, chaperoning camping trips and helping with Scout projects.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn (nee Powers); his children, Patricia (Sean) Lyons, John Patrick (Eileen) and Edward (Randall); his grandchildren, Connor, Stephanie and John Patrick; his sister, Catherine Godkin and brother Raymond; loving in-laws, John Powers (Vera), Maureen (Tom) Brady, Anne (Tommy) Hartnett and Barbara Lynch and his many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Shannon Funeral Home in Bradenton, Fla.

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