John D. Gilligan


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John D. Gilligan “Jack” Greece: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at age 71. Predeceased by his parents, Paul and Florence Gilligan; sister-in-law, Belinda Gilligan. Survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mary Gilligan; his children, Ann (Jason) Maruca, Colleen Gilligan, Mike (Heather) Gilligan, Becky (Matt) Meritt, Katie (Kenny) Hobbins; his grandchildren, Riley and Connor Gilligan, Jackson and Lincoln Maruca, Colin and Charlie Meritt; his siblings, Margaret (John) Doell, Joan Richardson, Tim Gilligan, Kevin (Mary) Gilligan, Nancy Gilligan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Friends may call Thursday (Oct 31st) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Nov 1st) 10:15 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Greece. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may make contributions to Alzheimer’s Association in his memory. For more information or to sign Jack’s online guestbook, please visit To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of John Gilligan, please visit our Tribute Store.


  1. Tom & Bonnie Sullivan on October 30, 2019 at 12:49 am

    We’ve been neighbors for decades and will really miss Jack. Our deepest condolences to Mary and all the children.

  2. Becky on October 30, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Love you dad ❤️

  3. Kevin and Mary on October 30, 2019 at 6:21 am

    You will always be in our hearts Jack❤️
    Much love always brother

  4. Yogi on October 30, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Jack, I married into the family, but you made me a part of it and welcomed me with open arms. I know you are in a better place smiling down at Mary and the kids. Rest In Peace my friend, I love you and miss you.

  5. Chrus & John Coene on October 30, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Mary, we are so very sorry to hear about Jack. Many happy memories of the early years and Kodak life together. We will always remember the day you guys married. Prayers & Hugs to you and your family. Sincerely, John & Chris Coene

  6. Clark Fields on October 30, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Mary and family,
    I am very sorry to hear the passing of Jack. My heart and prayers are with you all during this hard time. He was a great man and he will always be missed by so many.

  7. Debbie Alimentato on October 30, 2019 at 1:11 pm


    I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Betty Hammond on October 30, 2019 at 6:54 pm


    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Cheri, Carl, Connie, Kathy, Jenn, Craig, Brian, and Evan on October 30, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Mary and Family, We will always be grateful for Jack’s time with us at Window Flair. He was such a kind and genuinely good man. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  10. Bones & Tory on October 30, 2019 at 8:17 pm


    Tory and I are so sorry to hear about Jack.
    I have a lot of great memories of him as a kid. A big part of my childhood was spent playing basketball in his driveway with our group of friends. He’d jump into a game now and then. It was a great time in our lives and he’ll be missed dearly.

  11. Fran Pierce on October 31, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    I have so many fond memories of my outings with Jack as teenagers and young adults. Linda and I have enjoyed our times with Jack and Mary over these many years. Thank you Jack. Mary, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Terry Cahill on October 31, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I ran into Jack and had a nice / fun conversation with him a few years ago. I hadn’t seen him in over 40yrs. We remembered the many times I spent at the Gilligan home in my teen years. Jack being a bit older than me, I wasn’t sure Jack would remember who I was, but he sure did. He was very funny and engaging and we had some really great laughs re-counting events from long ago. I left that meeting thinking what a great person he is and hoped that I would run into him again. My sincerest condolences to Joanie, Tim, Kevin, Margaret, his immediate family and to all the Gilligan’s.

  13. John Wischmeyer on October 31, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I was shocked to hear about Jack. We played baseball at Genesee Valley Park, me in left field and him a helluva shortstop. He introduced me to the wonderful, exceptional Gilligan family that became my family but then I abandoned them and moved away. I last saw him at Florence’s home in Greece about 20 years ago. He had a wicked wit (like his dad Paul), think we clashed on Bob Dylan. I send my love to Margaret, Tim, Joan, Kevin and Nancy and to Mary. For years and years you were the centre of my life. from John Wischmeyer

  14. Kip and Ellie Brightman on November 1, 2019 at 1:14 am

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. It’s been along time but remember him well ❤

  15. Bob Bittner on November 1, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Upon hearing of the loss of Jack, my thought immediately went to you and your family. While it has been many years since our paths have crossed, I recall the love and joy you all had for each other and this love will help heal the pain you must be feeling. Jack had many reasons to be proud, we all should be so fortunate. I loved Jack Gilligan, he was the best.

    God Bless you all.

  16. Susan Christy on November 2, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I am so sad to hear of "Jack’s" passing. I don’t remember a better group leader in my time at Kodak. He was a wonderful man and only wish I could have been to his service! Rest in peace Jack!

  17. Kathy Ladd on November 2, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    With our deepest sympathy
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family
    Mike Kathy and Alisha Ladd

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