Gerard “Gerry” Francis Hartigan

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HARTIGAN, Gerard “Gerry” Francis of Hudson, formerly of Sudbury, died peacefully, on April 22, 2022, at the age of 72 after a two-year battle with blood cancer. The son of the late Nora and William Joseph Hartigan, he was born in Dorchester and grew up in West Roxbury.

Gerry was the beloved husband of Karen (Curtis) of Scituate for 48 years. Devoted father of Kelley Leimkuhler and her husband Andrew of Acton, and Katherine Chiarelli and her husband Matthew of Westborough; loving gramps of Thomas, Carolyn, Eleanor, William and Madison; dear brother of Kathleen Kelley (Edmund) and Kevin (Patricia) both of West Roxbury and Gay (Fiore) of Park Ridge, NJ; also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, William J. Hartigan, Jr.

He was a proud graduate of Catholic Memorial High School. His college life was interrupted by his call to duty in the United States Army Air Corps during the Vietnam War. He ultimately earned his undergraduate degree and master’s in accounting at Bentley College becoming a CPA and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at New England School of Law. Additionally, he earned a Masters in Tax Law at Boston University. Gerry had lengthy careers in accounting and estate planning culminating in 20 years of private practice in Sudbury.

Although a perpetual student, with a love of growing his list of degrees, nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his family. Gerry had a lifelong love of the beach that evolved from attending bonfires, to sailing with friends and family, to picnics in the sand with his grandchildren.

Visiting hours at the Gormley Funeral Home 2055 Centre St, West Roxbury on Friday, April 29th from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Saturday, April 30th at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Theresa Church, West Roxbury at 10:00 a.m. A private burial will be held at the MA National Cemetery, Bourne at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations in Gerry’s memory may be made to The MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620 or Catholic Memorial High School, 235 Baker St. West Roxbury, MA 02132.
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