Maryann Veronica Bednar Carlough Hartigan was born in New York City, NY to John Cyril Bednar and Marie Harkinish Bednar on September 21, 1934.
She attended Holy Spirit elementary school in New Hyde Park, NY, graduating from Dominican Commericial High School, Jamaica, NY and attended Adelphi University in Garden City, NY.
Maryann married the love of her life, James M. Hartigan, Jr. on August 25, 1956 and raised a family of three sons and three daughters. She is survived by her children, James Hartigan, III, Debra Franco, Dennis Hartigan Maureen Moller, Kevin Hartigan and Kathleen Knorr; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Maryann was an active member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish in North Conway, NH as well as an active member of the Memorial Hospital Volunteers where she served as President of the Volunteers for many terms, helping establish the current Gift Shop for additional income for the Hospital.
Family and friends may visit from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am on Thursday at Holy Spirit RC Church, Pequannock.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Maryann's memory can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or online by visiting