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Robert Warren Kerrigan

July 21, 1932 ~ March 30, 2020 (age 87)

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Robert Warren Kerrigan passed away on Monday, March 30th, at the age of 87 at the VA Hospital in New Orleans with his wife, Hope Havens Kerrigan at his side. He died from complications from the Covid-19 virus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Warren Kerrigan and Shirley Blythe Kerrigan of San Francisco, California. Survivors include his wife, Hope Havens Kerrigan, four children from his first wife, Noreen Malone Kerrigan of County Mayo, Ireland; namely Michael Malone Kerrigan (Brook), Kelly Anne O'Connor (Thomas), Frank Warren Kerrigan II (Amanda), and Matthew Malone Kerrigan (Pamela). He was a loving grandparent to six grandchildren who affectionately called him Paw Paw; Bailey Malone Pinot (Chad), Conor Matthew Kerrigan, Seamus Michael O'Connor, Mallory Malone Kerrigan, Ethan Matthew Kerrigan and Amelia Clifton Kerrigan. He was fortunate to see the birth of two great grandsons, Knox Malone Pinot and Harlen Matthew. He is also survived by three step children; Debbie, Randi, and Cindi Havens and six step-grandchildren. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Lynn McCarthy and her children, Patrick McCarthy and Kerrigan McCarthy and half-brother Greg Rose (Linda). He was adored by his family and friends alike.Bob was born a fifth-generation San Franciscan in 1932. He graduated from St. Ignatius High School and went on to study at the University of the Pacific. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and served until 1955. In 1966, he started a new company and life in New Orleans, the town that truly embodies his heart and soul. He loved his New Orleans Saints, even in the paper bag era. He had a warmth about him that transcended through his radiant smile and he truly never met a stranger. His sense of humor and wit were infectious and his family is glad to say that it stayed with him until his final breaths. Sadly, given today's circumstances, we are unable to give him a proper Irish burial. When normalcy returns, we will have a memorial to celebrate his vividly creative life and memory. Slainte!


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