James W. Colligan

May 25, 1947 ~ August 24, 2020 (age 73)


James W. Colligan, 73, of Torrington, CT, peacefully passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020, at his residence after a brief battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.  

Jim was born May 25, 1947, in Torrington, CT, the son of the late Wayne and Yvette (Aube) Colligan.  He attended Bentley College and served his country with the U.S. Air Force Reserves.  Jim worked for ABC Supply Co. Inc. in Buffalo, NY as a Managing Partner until his retirement in 2014.  Prior to that he co-owned CJ Building Supply, Inc. of Orange and Putnam County, NY.

He is survived by his former wife and friend, Christine Colligan of Poughkeepsie, NY; one son, James J. Colligan of Beacon, NY; one daughter, Karie Lee and her husband Christopher of North Grafton, MA: two sisters, Gail Pavolonis and her husband Ken of McKinney, TX, Joyce DeDominicis of Torrington, CT; seven grandchildren, Jack and Harry Lee, Evan, Payton, Tristan, Reagan, and Deegan Colligan, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, George DeDominicis.

Jim was well-respected and admired by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.  He took pride in his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them and attending their sporting events.  He will be missed immensely by his family and friends and his legacy will never be forgotten.

Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cook Funeral Home, Torrington, CT.  

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