James J. Halligan
James Halligan, 79, of Bronxville, NY passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on September 11, 2022.
Jim was born in the Bronx, to Bridget and Patrick Halligan on April 5, 1943 and raised in Highbridge. Jim is survived by his wife, Patricia and daughters Sheila and Colleen (fiancé Michael). He is predeceased by his brothers John and Kevin and is survived by his brother Patrick and sisters Kathleen Murray and Marie Heaney and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim will be remembered as a husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and teacher who loved history, bird watching, Irish music, traveling, and telling a good story.
Jim was a dedicated teacher for nearly forty years with the New York City Board of Education. An avid bird watcher, Jim combined his passion for worldwide travel in order to find a rare bird. As a history buff, he loved nothing more that to “educate” others on his latest findings if you had an hour to listen. Loving all types of music, especially the bagpipes, Jim was a proud Irish American.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Swim Across America – www.swimacrossamerica.org/goto/JimHalligan – which is dedicated to funding cancer research.