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Horigan, James

James R. Horigan, (71), of Concord, NH, son of George T. and Anna (Delaney) Horigan, husband of Lynn (Baird) Horigan. Father of six, grandfather of twenty. He is survived by his family. Brother of George T. and his wife Joan Horigan of Brockton, MA, Richard and his wife Jean Horigan of Lexington, MA, the late Edward and his wife Marylou Horigan of Virgina Beach, VA, Jean and her husband, John Brown of Dedham, MA, and Helen and the late Judith Lennett of Roslindale, MA. Brother-in-law of John Baird and Jana Beckhan of Corpus Christi, TX. Father of Chris and Kimberly Miller of Kyle, TX, Tim and Hannah Miller of Denmark, IA, Matt and Jessica Miller of Auxvasse, MO, Elizabeth and Francisco Penner of Lemington, Canada, Cody and Schahauna Garcia and George Horigan of Concord, NH.  Numerous wild and loved grandchildren.

Food was Jim’s passion.  He enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and received his Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts. His culinary talents were enjoyed by many, and he was always encouraging his co workers to achieve higher standards. His professional jobs took him from Jackson Hole, WY, to McAllen, TX, and on to Concord, NH.  Eventually, Jim got his dream job as pastry chief in an assisted living facility where he continued until his illness.

During Vietnam Era, Jim enlisted in the Navy, and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars.

Jim’s love of literature was also an addiction. He couldn’t put a good book down. His quick wit and wry sense of humor will be missed by many.

Relatives and friends will gather on Sunday, at 1PM, for a Memorial Service at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton St., Dedham.  In lieu of flowers donations to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, Attn: Lakshmi Nayak, MD, or would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Terry Dayian
    February 16th, 2019 | 8:35 pm

    So very sorry to hear this news and condolences to all. My Dad (Uncle Bob), was a huge fan of Jim’s, and told me many stories of his culinary travels. My parents traveled across country after they retired and made a point to visit Jimmy (as my Dad called hm), in Jackson Hole, and later when he was a chef for Lloyd Bentsen in Texas, they spent time as well. My Dad was also proud that Jim joined the Navy, and if I have my Horigan lore right, my Dad was stationed in Da Nang, and was able to visit Jim’s ship while they were in port…(It may have been Eddie, but pretty sure it was Jim).
    My recollections are more recent, when we all spent time at the B&B in NH, and Jim and Lynn were such great hosts to an unruly (but always fun), bunch of Horigans. He will be missed and remembered fondly. Terry & Larry

  2. Geraldine
    February 17th, 2019 | 8:05 pm

    So sorry to hear that Jimmy has passed. I am sorry I was not able to be there today for the memorial. You are all in my prayers during this sad time. RIP cuz

    February 18th, 2019 | 12:44 am

    Hearts surely are broken to hear this sad news. I always loved to see Jim walking toward me so I could banter back and forth as he was always so willing to kid around, make silly jokes, and have fun. So full of life. Prayers to Lynn from all of your friends at the Gallery. We love you and are thinking of you in your time of such sorrow. Please know how much we care and just how much you are loved. Heartfelt regards, Joy and Everyone at CAG.

  4. Mary Andersen
    February 19th, 2019 | 1:30 pm

    Dear Helen,

    You look so happy with your brother! Sounds like a wonderful man. I too lost my brother to cancer 2 years before John died. Good strength to you now Helen as you deal with Jim’s death. Will be in touch, Mary

  5. Myrna Balk
    February 20th, 2019 | 11:01 pm

    Dear Helen,
    It is sad to lose anyone important to you, but there is a special place for brothers in our lives.
    Long ago, I too had a brother who died.
    My deepest condolence. It is wonderful to see the picture of you together that was taken in happier times. Thanks for letting me know

  6. February 21st, 2019 | 11:55 am

    My prayers of healing love are sent to all of you with my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  7. Martha Beckman
    May 8th, 2019 | 6:59 pm

    Jim ! So young to die! I can see him in my mind’s eye at about 24 , sparkling blond hair and a smile. I remember many square dances together and s lot of other memories.

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