Robert F. Hannigan, 88

Robert Hannigan

Robert Hannigan

CAPE ELIZABETH — Robert F. Hannigan, 88, of Cape Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at his home in Cape Elizabeth on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

He was born in Melrose, Mass., to Daniel and Mary Hannigan. Robert attended Portland public schools, Cheverus High School, and was a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as member of the Occupational Forces in Japan.

He was an attorney at law, and worked in the real estate industry for years.

His hobbies included “going to camp” and enjoying all types of outdoor activities with family and friends. Bob was an active member of the Cape Elizabeth Lions Club for over 50 years and participated in district and international activities.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Francis and William Hannigan; and a sister, Marie Patch.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Janet S. Hannigan of Cape Elizabeth; three daughters, Kathleen M. O’Donnell of South Portland, Julia A. Hannigan-Trefethen of Wells and Susan Thurston of Fryeburg; seven sons, Michael E. of Abington, Mass., Frank M. of Cape Elizabeth, Stephen C. of Standish, Daniel J. of Cape Elizabeth, Robert F. Jr. of South Portland, Peter S. of Portland and Patrick J. of Cape Cod, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m., at St. Bartholomew Parish, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth. Interment was at Riverside Cemetery. Arrangements made by Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland. Online condolences may be shared at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: The American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or VNA-Home Health Hospice, 50 Foden Rd., Suite 3, South Portland, ME 04106.

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