Doris J. Hannigan

Doris J. Hannigan
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Doris Jean Hannigan, nee Mann, 86, of Belleville, IL, born October 6, 1929, in East St. Louis, IL, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Webster Groves, MO.

Mrs. Hannigan was a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy, East St. Louis, IL, and attended Webster University and Saint Louis University, both in St. Louis, MO.  She earned an associate’s in business degree from Belleville Area College and worked for AT&T before her retirement.  Earlier in her career she worked as a stenographer and executive secretary.  A former member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Belleville, Doris was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and belonged to the Jolly Seniors at the church. Doris was also a member of the St. Clair Women’s Club and the Red Hat Society.

A wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, she loved her family unconditionally and was of strong faith.  Doris was an accomplished painter and often said she was “an outside person”, she was happiest when she was working in her garden, watching the birds, squirrels, and rabbits.  She also loved watching her St. Louis Cardinals play.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph G. Hannigan Sr., whom she married on November 13, 1954; her parents, Roland J. and Nora Margaret, nee Curry, Mann; a grandson, Aaron Joseph Brown; her beloved sisters, her twin, Dorothy J. Mann and Norma Price; and a brother-in-law, Donald Doyle.

She is survived by Kevin (Debby) Hannigan of Minneapolis, MN,
Marietta Hannigan of Webster Groves, MO,
Joseph Hannigan Jr. of Pompano Beach, FL,
Anne Hannigan of Belleville, IL,
and Ellen Hannigan of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Lauren Brown, Katherine (Jason) Stone,
Joseph Hannigan III, Emily Hannigan,
Elizabeth Hannigan, and Roland Hannigan;
five great-grandchildren, Haley Rau,
twins Matthew and Landon Rau,
Payton Stone, and Reagan Stone;
one sister, Margie Doyle of Fairview Heights, IL;
one brother-in-law, Jay Price of St. Peters, MO;
numerous cousins;
and life-long friends.

The following passage nicely summarizes Doris and Dorothy’s attitude towards life, “Jesus promised his disciples three things – that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.”

Memorials may be made to the the Passionist Nuns of St. Louis, 15700 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO, or to Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 205 Rasp Street, O’Fallon, IL, 62269.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be immediately following at 11 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL, with Msgr. James Margason officiating.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Condolences Left For Doris J. Hannigan

I am so sorry for you loss. My mom loved your mom and so enjoyed being around her. When your mom would visit my mom I can remember hearing them laughing VERY late at night. They always managed to have a great time. Find peace knowing she is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Mary Belz, Collinsville, IL, 62234

Kevin, Marietta, Joe and the entire family – we are sorry for your loss and pray for your comfort. The Smith Family

Killian J. Smith, Kirkwood, Missouri, 63122

Sorry for your loss. Doris was a great neighbor and I always enjoyed seeing her beautiful flowers.

Jean Meinberg, Fair view height, Il, 62238

Joey, so sorry for your family’s loss. We are praying for all of you!

John and Any Carty, Belleville, Il, 62220

Comfort to your family, a lovely lady
Belz Family

Jack Belz, Belleville, Il, 62223


1 Comment on Doris J. Hannigan

Ann Hannigan said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2022 at 5:28 PM

I miss my mother very much. Above all she was a very “kind” person. I know she earned a place in heaven!

  • Shiloh
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