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Celebration of Life

Pelham Funeral Home
Tuesday September 14th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Wednesday September 15th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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John Henighan

John Henighan of Yonkers, New York formerly of Corbally, Co Galway passed away on September 10th 2021. He was 79 years old. Born in Corbally, to James and Ellen Henighan, John was one of 7 children. He was raised in Corbally where he attended school in Lackagh. John emigrated to America with his cousin Peter in 1961. It was in New York, that John would, meet his wife of 45 years, Margaret Butler. They would raise their two children Ellen and John in Yonkers.

John’s worked tirelessly and was always on call for his job, which he loved. In his spare time he loved to go for walks, travel to Ireland and most of all spend time with his family and friends.

John will be remembered as a true gentleman. He had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful story teller. He loved nothing more than to be surrounded by the people he loved and to make them laugh.

John is survived by his wife Margaret, his daughter Ellen, his son John, his daughter-in-law, Laura and his granddaughter Olive. He will be missed by his sisters; Bridie Kavanagh and Marie Naughton, his brothers; Martin, Michael and Brian. He is predeceased by his twin brother Paddy. John will be missed by everyone who knew him.

A celebration of Johns’ life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York on Tuesday September 14th from 4-8PM. A funeral mass will take place at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church located at 602 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY on Wednesday September 15th at 10:00am. Johns remains will be repatriated home to Lackagh parish in Co. Galway. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.

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Go mbeannaí Dia John i gcónaí .

Jim Mills Sep 19 2021 12:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henighan

Majella Haviland Sep 17 2021 9:59 PM

Sincere sympathy to the Henighan family on the passing if John. R.I.P.

Denis & Martina Burke, Corbally Sep 16 2021 10:57 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henighan

Michael, Helen Rafferty and Family Sep 15 2021 5:51 PM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henighan

Mamie badger galvin Sep 15 2021 12:50 PM

Our deepest sympathy to Margaret Ellen John & All the family in N.Y.&Ireland he will be missed .Rest easy John with the angels.

Hubert Bernadette Sep 15 2021 8:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Henighan

Hubert Bernadette Burns Sep 15 2021 8:46 AM

I'm deeply sorry and was saddened to hear that your Johnny passed away. I can still remember him waiting for you , in his car, outside your classroom when he would come to pick you up. You, Ellen and John are in my thoughts and prayers .

Maria Lucia Cilurzo Sep 14 2021 9:32 PM

Rest in peace John. It was great knowing you and working in the same building at 1NYP. We had some good times.

Peter Fiore Sep 14 2021 7:19 PM

RIP to one of the greats. Deepest condolences to John, Ellen, Laura and Olive. He may be gone but, I can't see anyone forgetting him.

Charlie Sep 14 2021 5:31 PM

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