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“Kelly... in the short time I knew your father I, like everyone that met him (including my parents), thought very highly of him. I offer my most...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Phillip

“I am so very saddened to learn of Mr. Harrigan's passing. I was a student in his English class of 1973/1974, and also knew him from my involvement...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: John (Jack) Dirolf - NY

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I Was childhood friends with Kelly and enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics with Kelly and Robert. He...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Laura Chatland Brown - Scotia, NY

“To Mary and all the siblings of Robert, my sincere condolences. I did not know Robert, but knew his brothers and sisters and mother. Delores ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: delores varin - ellenburg depot, NY

“Mr. Harrigan, was the best English teacher I had. His daughter Kelly was my best friend. He will be missed. He had a great smile and I will always...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Melissa Jones-Warner - friends

“Our condolences to Bob's family.He was a great friend . He was alwas there to give a helping hand to anyone in need.We will miss his smile and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Daniel & Brenda Fleury

“My condolences to the Harrigan Family. Mr. Harrigan was my favorite high school teacher and was also my Senior Class Advisor - Class of 1989. I...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Lisa Wilson Watson - Reno, NV

“To Bob's Family: I have many fond memories of my friendship with Bob during his tenure at Malone Central School Dist. My position in the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Christine LaDuke - NY - friend

“Bob and I became friends when we taught next door to each other for many years. I greatly respected his intelligence, his work ethic and his...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Angela Wemette - Malone, NY

“Mr. Harrigan was my most inspiring teacher in high school. I am now in my 50s and have many times remembered how he inspired me to be all that I can...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda L. Mallette-Glennon, CPA - NY

“I taught at Franklin Academy for many years, and it was a privilege and honor to know Bob. I liked and respected him very much. He was not only a...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Ellen Dumas

“I was Bob's room mate in 1966 at Miner Center, then a part of Plattsburgh State. I have very fond memories of him and his determination to succeed at...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: James Murray - Plattsburgh, NY

Robert J. Harrigan, 64, formerly of Ellenburg died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY.
Born in Plattsburgh, NY on Aug. 18, 1948, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (McManus) Harrigan.
Mr. Harrigan graduated from Ellenburg Central School. He received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh and his master's degree from SUNY Potsdam. He taught English for a year in Deposit, NY before returning to Malone to begin his 32 year career of teaching at Franklin Academy, retiring in June 2003. He also owned and operated Irish Knoll Farm. He was a member of Hill 19 Hunting Club and the Elks Lodge #1303, Malone. He was a 4-H member at the age of 10 and continued to be active becoming a leader in later years. He also helped his students with judging and showing cattle, which he enjoyed in his youth. Bob enjoyed coaching basketball for several years.
Mr. Harrigan is survived by his mother of Chateaugay; a daughter, Kelly Harrigan of Washington DC; a granddaughter, Emma MuDan Harrigan Campbell; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Tanie Harrigan of Malone; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Christine and Paul Boyea of Chateaugay, Nancy Harrigan of Philadelphia, PA, Susan and Francis LaBarge of Hickory, NC, Maureen and Rob Shields of Glen Head, NY, Jackie and Jeff Gregory of Altamont, NY; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Harrigan, and his brother, Timothy Harrigan.
Calling hours will be held at the Chateaugay Funeral Home on Friday, Jan. 4 from 4-7 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Saturday, Jan. 5 in St. Patrick's Church, Chateaugay with Rev. John Looby officiating.
A reception will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Chateaugay.
Donations in his memory may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Jimmy Fund at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute or the Boston Foundation for Sight.

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