Richard Donald Hannigan
Aug. 3, 1935-Dec. 14, 2019
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Richard Donald Hannigan, aged 84, a long-time resident of Pleasanton, CA, passed away at home December 14, 2019 surrounded by family after a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
Richard was born in Leominster, Massachusetts on August 3, 1935. He grew up in Lowell, MA, where he attended Lowell High School, and met the first love of his life, Helene (deceased 1991). He attended Bentley College of Accounting in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, he married Helene and had 3 daughters, Janice, Gail & Jill. In 1963, with $1500 in his pocket, he packed his wife and 3 daughters in the family car and drove across country to Tempe, Arizona.
In Arizona, Richard started his career at Motorola in the semi-conductor industry. In 1968 he moved to Cupertino, CA where he continued to elevate his career at National Semi-Conductor, Fairchild Semi-Conductor and Eaton Corporation. After 30 years in the industry, he concluded his career as CFO of Genus Inc.
He met and married the second love of his life, June Kennedy, in 1994 and moved to Pleasanton, CA. They cherished 25 years of marriage during which they enjoyed frequent visits with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; trips to the east coast to visit family, countless golf trips with wonderful friends, and many days at Castlewood Country Club. Richard also loved to watch and care for his flock of hummingbirds in his backyard with passion.
Richard is survived by his wife June Hannigan, his three daughters Janice Kerr, Gail Loperena, and Jill Bodenbach, stepdaughter Natalie Kennedy, 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
He was loved greatly and will be missed by his family & friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566. There will be a private family internment at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope Hospice, Dublin, CA. https://hopehospice.com/donate/ways-to-donate/ Or checks can be mailed to: 6377 Clark Avenue, Dublin, CA 94568.