Thomas Michael “Tom” Hartigan
April 3, 1950 – January 3, 2020
Thomas Michael “Tom” was born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 3, 1950, the son of Katie and John Hartigan, M.D., and he grew up in a family of nine children. Through most of his childhood the household included Mrs. Leone Fitzpatrick, Tom’s maternal grandmother, Ann Fitzpatrick, his aunt, and it also included several other relatives and friends for varying periods. He attended grade school at St. Cecilia’s along with a neighborhood filled with other children. He enjoyed baseball and swimming and graduated from Creighton Prep. After working in Omaha for several years, Tom lived most of his life in St. Paul, Minnesota working and developing his skills as a pitcher in slow pitch softball leagues in the Twin Cities. He made friends easily and he shared his optimistic outlook and sense of humor with everyone, especially with his brother Kevin and family Karin and Vann, in Forest Lake, where a lot of weekend maintenance work got done.
He was preceded in death by parents, Catherine Leone (Fitzpatrick) and John Dawson Hartigan, M.D.; and siblings, Catherine Ann (Hartigan) Fehringer, Robert Joseph Hartigan and infant Margaret Hartigan.
Survivors include siblings: John Dawson Hartigan, Jr., Grace Marie (Hartigan) Schefter, James Andrew Hartigan, Daniel Edward Hartigan, M.D., Patricia Ann Hartigan, Kevin Lawrence Hartigan and their spouses; and a host of nieces and nephews. His family is grateful for his support and affection and ask that he rest in peace. He passed away on January 3, 2020.
Family will receive friends Friday, January 10th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 11th, 10am, St. Cecilia Cathedral Catholic Church, Our Lady of Nebraska Chapel (701 N. 40th St.) INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Siena Francis House, the Salvation Army, Creighton Prep or other favored charity.