Mark Henry Gilligan

August 10, 1954 - September 25, 2022
Mark Henry Gilligan

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It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Mark Henry “Kenry” Gilligan, 68 of Wilmington NC. Mark passed away on September 25 surrounded by his family.

Mark is survived by his loving wife, Louise Ann Gilligan (LouAnn), his children Matthew Kenry Gilligan (Katie Kleiner), Richard Louis Gilligan (Lisa Gilligan), and Margorie Ann Gilligan (Bill Love). He is also survived by his six grandchildren Kaylin Alexandria Gilligan, Clara Elise Gilligan, Cannon Kenry Gilligan, Layla Elise Love, Harper Marie Gilligan, and Leah Louise Love.
He is also survived by his large extended family including his siblings- Ardith Franklin (Ben), Grace “Howdy” Gilligan, Mary Gilligan, Richard Gilligan, MargaretAnn “Crockett” Hinga (Tom), Jane Griffin (Tom), Andrew “Ace” Gilligan, Ann “Andu” Louise Gilligan, Carla Forsyth (King), Beth Gilligan and 32 nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents Grace Adelaide and Charles Urban Gilligan, and brother Charles Urban Gilligan III.

Mark was born in Jersey City, New Jersey on August 10th, 1954. He graduated from Cherry Hill East in 1972 where he met the love of his life LouAnn. Mark and LouAnn married a few years after high school and celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past August. In 1986 they moved to Wrightsville Beach NC where Mark became a well-known General Contractor and master carpenter. Mark was a devoted family man. In his free time, he enjoyed coaching youth soccer for his kids, playing USTA tennis, golfing, surfing, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also a huge fan of the DuBois family beach week, a time he was grateful to relax and connect with family. Mark was known for his quick wit and intelligent humor. He kept people rolling in laughter because he could find humor in the most mundane life circumstances. If you were catching up or chatting with Mark its certain you would hear him bragging on one of his kids or grandkids.

Mark was a friend to all and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held Friday October 7th at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S 41st St, Wilmington, NC 28403. The family will receive visitors from 4-5 pm with service immediately following at 5.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington NC 28403 910.791.9099.



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  • June 24, 2023
    Tracy Miller says:
    I just found out today about your passing, Uncle Kenru. I'm sorry. I'm sorry for your loss from this life, and I'm sorry I haven't paid my respects to the wonderful person you are/were until now. Your friendly, kindness and positivity radiated through you from the inside out. Please now how much I truly appreciated you, and how much I've always loved you and always will. Be at peace, Uncle Kenry 🩶🕊

  • January 31, 2023
    Pam Draheim says:
    My fondest childhood memories of all the Gilligan kids. Wonderful family, amazing swimmers. Always enough kids to play sports.

  • January 31, 2023
    Cindy ‘Draheim’ Gavrilles says:
    I’m so sorry to read of Henry’s passing. My family lived in the Wexford Leas neighborhood in the late 1960’s early 70’s and I have such fond memories of your entire family. May your memories of Kenry bring you comfort. Cindy ‘Draheim’ Gavrilles

  • October 10, 2022
    Mike Steffer says:
    All who knew Kenry loved him. I am so saddened to read this. I missed him always after he moved. I’ll miss him as long as I live. One very good human being in this changing world. God bless you my Friend. Mike Steffer God bless all of his family.

  • October 10, 2022
    Barb Goranson says:
    LouAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with you at Holly Heights School. You and yours are in my prayers. Barb Goranson