James F. Halligan, Jr., 77, of Durham, beloved husband of Martha “Marty” (Grabowski) Halligan, died Monday, April 8, 2013 at home.
He was born in Cambridge, MA, son of the late James, Sr. and Virginia (Dorsette) Halligan. James was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the steel industry for many years at US Steel and then Concord Steel in Middletown, Ct. He later opened his own company A&A Building Systems in Durham, Ct. James also worked for 20 years at Bob’s Stores home office in Meriden, Ct. He was a past member of the Coginchaug Benchwarmers and the Elks. He was also the past president of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.
Besides his wife, James is survived by four sons, James and his wife Pamela of Durham, Scott and Kerry of Wallingford, John of Milford and Robert and his wife Jennifer of Durham; a brother, William Halligan and his wife Donna of Vernon; a sister, Priscilla “Prissy” Hughes of Brockton, MA; ten grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Virginia MacLean and Katherine Cassidy.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30a.m. from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown followed by a 9:30 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at Notre Dame Church in Durham. Burial will be in the State Veteran’s Cemetery. Friends may call on at Biega Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Durham Library, 7 Maple Ave., Durham, CT 06422.