92, New Waterford/Margaree

With sadness and fond memories we announce the passing of Mary Ellen Hannigan on February 24, 2012 at the Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Inverness, surrounded by her family.

Born on June 19, 1919, Mary was the daughter of the late George and Josephine (Muise) Hannigan.

Mary was a member of C.W.L., St. Patrick’s Church. She was devoted to her faith. Mary enjoyed baking bread, playing tarbish and loved feeding the birds. Mary will be remembered by her family and friends as loving and caring.

Mary leaves behind her daughters, Lillian (Herb) Phillips, Margaree, Helen (Les) Little, New Germany, Ann (Robyn) Doyle, Mississauga and Charlene (Wally) Ivany, Baddeck; sons, Jerry (Bea), Bowmanville, Danny, Margaree, Raymond (May), Belleville, Thomas, Margaree, Michael, Hamilton, Pat, Inverness, and Francis (Lillian), Margaree; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a sister, Alice (Everett) MacNeil, New Waterford; brother, Ernest (Norma), New Waterford, and sister in-laws, Edna Hannigan, Boston, Katherine Hannigan, New Waterford, Edith Hannigan, Yarmouth and Theresa Hannigan, Glace Bay.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Doyle; daughters, Agnes, Josie and Margaret; son, Bill; sister, Kathleen Holdorson, and brothers, Leo, Archie, Paddy, Harold and Greg Hannigan.

Visitation for the late Mary Ellen Hannigan will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in St. Patrick’s Church Hall, North East Margaree. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Mary Ellen Hannigan will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Fr. Douglas MacDonald officiating. Interment will take place in the parish cemetery at a later date.

Donations in memory of Mary may be made to charity of choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to your family, she was such a great lady and will be greatly missed.
From:  Bill and Brenda Sharpe

Ernest,& Mary Ellen"s family. we are so sorry about mary ellen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. RIP Mary Ellen.
From:  Rita & Pleman Woodland New Waterford

To all the family we express our condolence . uou will be forever in our thoughts.
From:  Wayne, Cecilia, John, Michael & Melissa

Please know that my heart and prayers are with you at this tragic time.May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.
From:  Gerry Hannigan

Sincere condolences to all the family. I grew up on Wood Ave & ma (Kaye) & your mom were great friends. I have so many great memories of Mary Ellen visiting our home.The last time I saw her was at mom’s funeral..we had a chat about their days together. What a great lady she was. I’m sure you will all miss her. Cherish the memories..I have so many that I have been enjoying since Yvonne told me about her death. You are in our thoughts. May she rest in peace. John & Cathy
From:  Cathy (Sutherland) Fitzgerald

Our prayers and love to all of the family of Mary Ellen Hannigan. We have very fond memories of your mom and our visits with her.
From:  Josephine and Barbara Le Blanc, former neighbours Josephine and Barbara Le Blanc

On behalf of my Dad, Dannie MacLellan & Family, please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Mary Ellen. We remember her as a lady of great faith, with a sense of humour and a kind disposition. May she rest in peace.
From:  Willena Blackwood 

We want to send our prayers to the family.
From:  Joe & Yvonne Sutherland

So very sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s death. She was a very special person and we loved her as our own. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
From:  Yvonne Donovan

Sorry for your loss francis &Lil she was a great lady
From:  Jean Lawrence

To the Doyle Family: I was very sorry to hear about Aunt Mary Ellen our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you at this time.
From:  Ann Maire (Hannigan) Bobbitt

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.  She was a beautiful lady.
From:  Pat Sutherland

Our deepest sympathy & heartfelt condolences to The Doyle/Hannigan family in your time of loss. May God bless you all at this difficult time…know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kip & Darlene
From:  Kip Hannigan