Douglas Paul Harrigan Sr. passed away on June 9, 2018 in Delray Beach after a brief illness. He was born on November 6, 1929 in Schenectady, NY. He leaves his wife of 62 years Joan Sullivan Harrigan of Woodbridge, CT and Delray Beach, FL., his daughter Christine Schuler and her husband Thomas of Stockbridge, MA, sons Douglas P. Harrigan Jr. and Paul D. Harrigan II both of Woodbridge, CT. He was predeceased by his brother Robert Harrigan and daughter Lee Harrigan. Mr. Harrigan was the son of the late Paul D. and Liela A. Harrigan of Milford, CT. He is also survived by a grandson Bryce Schuler and granddaughter Morgan Schuler.
Mr. Harrigan was a Professional Engineer and President of the engineering firm Hill and Harrigan Inc. for many years. Hill and Harrigan engineered commercial, industrial and institutional buildings and was the largest consulting engineering firm in Connecticut for over 50 years. During the 1970’s he lived in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and owned the Charte House Hotel. As a younger man he was a private pilot, sailor, scuba diver, avid golfer and member at Race Brook Country Club in Orange, CT. In recent years he split his time between his home in Woodbridge, CT and Delray Beach, FL. He and Joan spent their retirement traveling the world. He was a football fan and enjoyed investment research and pleasure reading. Mr. Harrigan was a member of the first graduating class of Fairfield Preparatory School and graduated from the University of Bridgeport School of Engineering. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. As a business leader in New Haven, CT he was active in several civic organizations in the area including the Knight’s of St. Patrick and had served as Chairman of the New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Friends may call on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 81 Center Rd., Woodbridge, CT and are also invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial starting at 11:00 AM. Burial will immediately follow at North West Cemetery in Woodbridge. The family is being compassionately cared for by the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad St., Milford, CT.