In memory of
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In memory of
Neil Gilligan
Neil Gilligan Retired NJ State Police sergeant, 'a proud American,' of Brick, 75 Neil Gilligan, 75, of Greenbriar I, Brick, NJ and Windmill Village, Davenport, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Fla. Mr. Gilligan retired in 1990 as a sergeant 1st Class of the New Jersey State Police, Badge 2017, Trenton. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1961-1963. He was a former member of the Troopers Association, West Trenton; past commander of the Manasquan VFW Post 1838; and a member of the Point Pleasant Elks Lodge 1698, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh in Belmar, N.J., and the Dawn Patrol Golf Group in Wall, N.J. He was a communicant of St. Martha's RC Church in Point Pleasant. Neil was a proud American and had the greatest love for God and country. He enjoyed golfing and swimming at the Greenbriar I and Windmill Village pools and quite often was referred to as a "baked potato" by his wife, Kathy, while lying out in the sun. In the neighborhood, Neil was known as the man who sat in his garage because he always could be found there working on a project or picking someone up who had fallen during a stroll around the community. He was predeceased by his parents, John J. Sr. and Valeria Gilligan; brother, John J. Gilligan Jr.; nephew, Mickey Gilligan; and niece, Linda Buckowicz. Surviving are his loving wife, Kathy (Aranowicz) Gilligan; son, Michael John Gilligan and his wife, Dawn, of Toms River, N.J.; stepsons, Andrew John Aranowicz of Lakewood, N.J., and Michael John Aranowicz and his wife, Jillian, of Brick; grandchildren, Emily and Ian Gilligan; nieces, Kim Mohr and her husband, Art, and their son, Dan, of Spotswood, N.J.; niece, Dawn Kovacs of New Jersey; and cousin, Mary Ann Huff of Pennsylvania. He also leaves his pal, Joe Filos of Neptune, N.J., and many other brothers from the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh and former Troopers Association. Visiting will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Martha's RC Church, Point Pleasant. Burial and military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown. Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, please visit obrienfuneralhome.com .
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In memory of
Neil Gilligan
Neil Gilligan Retired NJ State Police sergeant, 'a proud American,' of Brick, 75 Neil Gilligan, 75, of Greenbriar I, Brick, NJ and Windmill Village, Davenport, Fla., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the South Lake Hospital in Clermont, Fla. Mr. Gilligan retired in 1990 as a sergeant 1st Class of the New Jersey State Police, Badge 2017, Trenton. He proudly served his country in the US Army from 1961-1963. He was a former member of the Troopers Association, West Trenton; past commander of the Manasquan VFW Post 1838; and a member of the Point Pleasant Elks Lodge 1698, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh in Belmar, N.J., and the Dawn Patrol Golf Group in Wall, N.J. He was a communicant of St. Martha's RC Church in Point Pleasant. Neil was a proud American and had the greatest love for God and country. He enjoyed golfing and swimming at the Greenbriar I and Windmill Village pools and quite often was referred to as a "baked potato" by his wife, Kathy, while lying out in the sun. In the neighborhood, Neil was known as the man who sat in his garage because he always could be found there working on a project or picking someone up who had fallen during a stroll around the community. He was predeceased by his parents, John J. Sr. and Valeria Gilligan; brother, John J. Gilligan Jr.; nephew, Mickey Gilligan; and niece, Linda Buckowicz. Surviving are his loving wife, Kathy (Aranowicz) Gilligan; son, Michael John Gilligan and his wife, Dawn, of Toms River, N.J.; stepsons, Andrew John Aranowicz of Lakewood, N.J., and Michael John Aranowicz and his wife, Jillian, of Brick; grandchildren, Emily and Ian Gilligan; nieces, Kim Mohr and her husband, Art, and their son, Dan, of Spotswood, N.J.; niece, Dawn Kovacs of New Jersey; and cousin, Mary Ann Huff of Pennsylvania. He also leaves his pal, Joe Filos of Neptune, N.J., and many other brothers from the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh and former Troopers Association. Visiting will be on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Martha's RC Church, Point Pleasant. Burial and military honors will be conducted at 1 p.m. at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown. Donations may be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, please visit obrienfuneralhome.com .
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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Deluxe bouquet is approximately 21"H x 20"W.

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A lovely way to say, "farewell," this bright, beautiful arrangement expresses your sympathy with color, texture and floral artistry, while comforting grieving friends and family. This handcrafted bouquet is handcrafted by a local FTD florist and makes a vibrant statement with hot pink roses, pink and fuchsia carnations, purple stock, green spider chrysanthemums, mini-hydrangea and hypericum berries all accented with sword fern and salal in a low rectangle container of silvery metallic plastic. Premium bouquet is approximately 22"H x 21"W.

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