Michael Carney Hannigan, 62, of Ellsworth passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward Martin Hannigan and Ruth Carney Hannigan Ballentyne.
Michael was a Technician for J.M. Smucker Coffee and Tea Division in Washington.
He was a 1977 graduate of Charleroi Area High School.
Michael was very proud of his Irish heritage. He was an extremely talented guitarist and musician who enjoyed writing and recording his own music in his home studio. He was a member of several bands that played locally, including Nightstack, Fool Starr, Backstreet, 30 Stone, Bar Room Saints, Rain Dogs, Refuge, and Poor Annie.
He was a die-hard fan of his beloved Steelers, Pens, and Pirates. He enjoyed preparing food for his weekly Steeler Sundays with his family.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 38 years, Sherri Ross Hannigan; his pride, joy, and most valued possession, his daughters, Kayleigh (Greg) Glowaski of Pittsburgh and Kelsey Hannigan (Mark Cockrell) of Holly Ridge, North Carolina; his two amazing sisters, Margaret (Robert) Petrillo of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Maureen (William) Welch of Pensacola, Florida.
He was the beloved uncle to Dawn Marie Mustain, Stephanie Blind, Ryan Petrillo, Melanie and Brandon Messner, and Kyle and Chase Ross. He also had several great-nieces and nephews. He was the loving owner of several dogs who were his most loyal companions. Michael also had the greatest friends who meant the world to him.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022, at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, where a blessing service will take place at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15, with Reverend Donald Chortos, officiating.
Everyone is welcome to attend an Irish Wake at noon on Friday at the Drexel Hall of Saint Katharine Parish (formerly Knights of Columbus), 208 Abromaitis Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314.
The family is requesting in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Michael's memory to Biggies Bullies (biggiesbullies.org) or WYEP (wyep.org).
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