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Melinda J. "Mindy" Horrigan

April 01, 1962 - January 02, 2023


Obituary For Melinda J. "Mindy" Horrigan

Melinda J. “Mindy” (Manning) Horrigan, 60, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 2, 2023 in her home. She was the beloved wife of Brian Horrigan with whom she shared over 37 years of marriage.

Born in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of Forrest and R. Claudette (Nadeau) Manning. She was raised and educated in Peabody and was a graduate of Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, class of 1980. She continued her education at LaSalle University and received her Paralegal Associates degree in 1982.

She first worked for the Law Office of Henry Curtis and then as a court reporter. She then worked as a bookkeeper for Personal Movers, an agent for Atlas Van Lines until 2013.

Besides her loving husband and her parents, she is survived by her loving children, her son; Patrick Horrigan and his wife Kristen Ceaser of North Andover, and her daughters; Christine Horrigan and her husband Gabriel Gonzalez of Salisbury and Lindsay Horrigan and her fiancé Michael Abruzzese of Beverly, her brother Michael Manning and his wife Christine “Dolly” Lewis of Rumney, NH, her in laws Joseph and Shirley Horrigan of Peabody, MA. In addition, she’s survived by many brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

From an early age she was eager to push boundaries, being one of the first female little league players in Peabody. She always encouraged the people in her life to chase what could be. Mindy was a passionate spirit and loving mother. Her true passion in life was her family. All of her children were proud to call her mom and she was so proud to call them hers.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, at 9:30 AM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody followed by her Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at St. Adelaide’s Church, Lowell St, Peabody to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 3:00 until 6:00 PM.

Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Lake St, Peabody.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to Progeria Research Foundation at https://www.progeriaresearch.org/give/ .

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  • 01/12/2023

    She is now resting in peace

  • 01/12/2023

  • 01/07/2023

    To Brian, Mike, Forrest, Claudette and all the Manning & Harrigan families, we want to send our heartfelt condolences. No words can describe the sadness we feel for you. I am privileged to say that Mindy and I grew up as next door neighbors from maybe 6 years old. Every day we all played between our houses a variety of games and events. She was always happy, friendly, and very competitive. I loved her western mass accent and she always tried to keep us in check when the boys got too rambunctious playing kickball or street hockey. Mindy, you will be sorely missed by all. Love, George & Patricia Gonnella

  • 01/06/2023

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know there are no words that will help at this time but just know I am thinking of your family during this more difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jen Bevins, Tufts University

  • 01/06/2023

    Pat, Chrissy, Lindsay My beautiful niece gone way too soon. We have so many wonderful family memories that will never be forgotten, we loved her so much. May she Rest In Peace till we meet again. Love you all. Aunt Rita, Uncle Lew

  • 01/06/2023

    Our deepest condolences to Mindy's husband Brian, her parents Forest & Claudette, Son Patrick an wife Kristen,daughter Chrissy and husband Gabriel. Brother Mike Manning and his wife Dolly. Our thoughts and prayers are sent to all the friends and family of Mindy.🕯️🙏✨🤍 Cousin Rino Soucy and Lucie Francoeur & Family

  • 01/05/2023

    My sincere condolences to all who loved and knew Mindy. She is part of my earliest years of friendship dating back to junior high. Many great moments spent and shared, back when we had phone 'busy' signals, waitiing for rides and finding fun in the gathering, no matter where. So very very sorry, may you find comfort in your love and memories. Tricia (Pat) Mosson


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    Rebecca Dooley sent Here Comes The Sun for Melinda J. "Mindy" Horrigan - January 07, 2023

    There are no words that can make this pain feel manageable, but like your family was there for us years ago, the Dooley family is here for you guys now. We have you all in our hearts.

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