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Kenneth E. Nelligan, 69, of Maricopa, AZ, passed away on Friday, April 21, 2017 at his home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 4, 1948, in Olean, NY, the son of William and Susie (Frederick) Nelligan.
He married Karen Johnston, the love of his life, on February 18, 1967 in Olean, NY. He was a proud Teamster of Local #449 for 41 years. He was Principal Officer of Teamsters Local #449, served on various union committees and was President of Teamster Joint Council #46.
Survived by his wife, Karen (Johnston); children, Ruth (Perry) Attwell, Kim (Ken) Caccamise, Karianne (Patrick) Hehir, Karena (John) Willson and Kristine (Brian) Rybarczyk; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Kathy Sherwood, Billie Haxton and Eugenia Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; his sisters, Beverly, Mary, Joanne; and his brother, James.
Ken didn't want a sad memorial so we will be having an Adult Celebration of Life on June 24, 2017 from 2-7 PM at the Ransomville Fire Department in Ransomville, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Published on May 5, 2017
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