Robert J. Gilligan, of Montclair, died on May 16.

Robert, son of the late Thomas Sr. and Mary Gilligan of Montclair, was born and raised in the township.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

After the war he received a B.A. from William Paterson University and completed courses at the Chubb Institute.  He worked as a computer programmer.

Robert is survived by his wife, Ellen; his daughters, Patricia (Renne Puppo) and Megan; and son, Sgt. Robert J., Jr., of the U.S. Army.  He is also survived by brothers Thomas Jr., John, Edward and James.  He was predeceased by his brother Mark and nephews Sean and Daniel.

A memorial Mass will be offered at a future date at St. Teresa of Calcutta parish, Church of the Immaculate Conception.

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