McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ


George J. Kerrigan Jr.

September 14, 1931July 27, 2019

George J. Kerrigan Jr., age 87, of Union, formerly of Jersey City, New Jersey passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday July 27, 2019. George was born September 14, 1931 in Jersey City to loving parents George, Sr. and Rita Kerrigan. George was educated in the Jersey City Public School system. When he became of age George proudly served as a Marine in the Korean War. When he returned George worked for the Federal Reserve. George became the head auditor of the Federal Reserve before retiring in 1987. George was a lifelong Jersey City resident before moving to Union 10 years ago. In his spare time George was an avid golfer. He enjoyed watching, as much as he did playing. George was a loyal Jets fan and he loved spending time with his friends and family. George will be remembered for his kind heart and great sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. George was predeceased by his parents George, Sr. and Rita Kerrigan and sisters Noreen McKenna and Sheila Gallagher. George leaves to mourn and cherish his memory his nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Homes for Our Troops in George's Memory. Homes For Our Troops 6 Main Street Taunton, MA 02780 https://www.hfotusa.org/


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Jim Lavin

August 8, 2019

As a fellow auditor at the Fed, I remember George as a natural leader who was well respected by all who knew him.
He was captain of our bowling team, and always cheerful, he was often heard to say that he wished he could bowl his weight.
Farewell, George. You will be missed, my friend. God rest your soul.

Terry Monaghan

July 31, 2019

OK, I'll say it, 3 memories:
(besides Brady's Tundra Temps)

He hung out with every generation of my family.

He purchased cars with dimensions that fit under his building overhang.

His hedge clipper extension had 1000 nicks in it....and he wanted it fixed!

P. Finn

July 29, 2019

To George's family and dear friends that looked up to him and then looked after him, my deepest condolences. A truly unique and remarkable person with one of the greatest P.O. boxes of all time. God bless him and may he rest in peace.

Jack Hynes

July 29, 2019

When thinking of George I recall the many times he served as the friendly elder and voice of reason. Combined with his impeccably timed sense of humor and compassionate spirit, it was easy to understand how he earned such broad respect.
I was informed that toward the end, George was surrounded by loyal friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are with Hughie, Richie Casey and Rich Moulton who have lost a close friend... and to family members that must endure his passing.
May God swing open the gates of Heaven and embrace the soul of a man who lived his life with uncommon dignity.

Jack Hynes

Joe Brady

July 29, 2019

To all of George's family and friends,

George was always ready to help others. Many people are unaware of this because George never spoke about it. We mostly know about it because those he helped would mention it. The person he helped the most was me. When I was having some family problems as a college student, George took me in as a "tenant". Except I never paid rent as a student and had to force him to take a nominal amount after I started working. Great sense of humor. Loyal Jet fan. Loved golf. Took care of his mother in her old age. Proud Marine. Loyal and true friend. Caring son, brother and uncle. Successful career at the Fed. Liked to keep his house and apartment on the cool side (i.e., it was always freezing!). Semper fi, my friend. May you rest in God's peace.

joe nestor

July 29, 2019

Sad day for many of us. Great memories and a lot of laughs. Although it has been a long time, I hold you in fond regards. RIP George. You will be missed by many.