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Gary C. Nelligan

Gary C. Nelligan, 72, of Boston, passed away March 29, 2017 at his home. He was born in Springville on Oct. 16, 1944 to the late John and Virginia Pierce Nelligan. He married Claire Alles in 1996 in Springville. She survives.


Gary worked as a driver for Carrier Coach out of Gowanda. He also worked on his family’s ranch, the Narrow Gate Ranch, taking care of sheep and horses.

Gary was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, serving from 1961-1966. He was a member of the Java Village Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by a daughter Stacy Nelligan and a sister, Florence Nelligan Tatlow.

Along with his wife, of Boston, Gary is survived by his children Tina Nelligan of Montana, Gary Nelligan Jr. of Montana, Joseph Mendola of Nevada, Donna Johnson of Montana and April Lindsay of Montana; siblings Dolly Laird of Arcade, Bill (Jackie) Rogers of Delevan and Jack Nelligan of Machias; five grandchildren Chad, Jesse, Blake and Travis Nelligan and Amanda Nelligan-Gourneau; two great-grandchildren Allyn and Angel Nelligan and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 9, in the Java Village Baptist Church, 4552 Main St., Java Village, at 10:30 a.m. There will be no prior visitation.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at


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