Michael Carney Hannigan – Ellsworth


Michael Carney Hannigan, 62, of Ellsworth, died on Wednesday April 6, 2022, after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Edward Martin Hannigan and the late Ruth Carney Hannigan Ballentyne. Michael was a technician for JM Smucker Coffee and Tea Division in Washington. He graduated in 1977 from the Lycée Régional de Charleroi. 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 beloved wife of over 38 years, Sherri Ross Hannigan; his pride, joy and most prized possession, his daughters, Kayleigh (Greg) Glowaski of Pittsburgh and Kelsey Hannigan (Mark Cockrell) of Holly Ridge, NC; and her two amazing sisters, Margaret (Robert) Petrillo of Haddon Heights, NJ, and Maureen (William) Welch of Pensacola, Florida. He was the beloved uncle of Dawn Marie Mustain, Stephanie Blind, Ryan Petrillo, Melanie and Brandon Messner and Kyle and Chase Ross. He also had several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was the loving owner of several dogs, which were his most loyal companions. Michael also had the greatest friends who meant the world to him. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2022 at the THOMPSON-MARODI FUNERAL HOME, 809 Main St., Bentleyville, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2022, with the Rev. Donald Chortos, officiant. Everyone is invited to attend an Irish vigil at noon Friday at Drexel Hall at Saint Katharine Parish (formerly Knights of Columbus), 208 Abromaitis St., 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). Memories and condolences can be shared at www.thompson-marodi.com.

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