Samuel Lannigan

Obituary of Samuel Lannigan


Samuel Lannigan, age 85 of Whitehouse Station, NJ, died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Independence Manor in Flemington, NJ.

Born in Motherwell, Scotland he was the son of the late Joseph and Sarah Lannigan. 

Sam immigrated to the United States in 1949, settling in New Jersey.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his Honorable Discharge he started serving an apprenticeship with the Burroughs Corporation in Warren where he would work as an Engineering Model Maker for 31 years before retiring.  Sam had lived in Plainfield and Lebanon Twp. before moving to Whitehouse Station in 2016. 

Sam was a devote member of the Spruce Run Lutheran Church in Glen Gardner, NJ and served on the Church Property Committee.  He loved spending time at the beach and he and his late wife visited Cape May, NJ every summer.  He enjoyed fishing, coin collecting and was a talented woodworker.   

Sam was predeceased by his son, Samuel D. Lannigan in 2006 and his wife, Patricia Lannigan who died in 2009.

He is survived by his daughter, Joanne Colangelo of Whitehouse Station, NJ and his sister, Jane Marshall of Georgia. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Patrick S. Vitale of Savannah, Georgia; Kevin Vitale of Whitehouse Station, NJ; Renee Colangelo of Somerville, NJ; Michael J. Colangelo of Budd Lake, NJ; Rebecca Hughes of Whitehouse Station, NJ; Cynthia Lannigan of Tucson, AZ; Jessica Lannigan of Tucson, AZ; Joseph Lannigan of Phillipsburg, NJ; Christian Lannigan of Easton, PA; and Andrew Lannigan of Easton, PA and his great grandchildren; Wyatt, Meira, Jaxon, Summer, and Anthony Hughes of Whitehouse Station, NJ and Liv Romero of Tucson, AZ.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM at the Spruce Run Lutheran Church, 442 West Hill Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826. A private burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Church.


Funeral Service

12:00 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019
Spruce Run Lutheran Church
442 West Hill Road
Glen Gardner, New Jersey, United States
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