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Harrigan, Robert

March 5, 2022

Harrigan, Robert

Robert Harrigan - age: 84
(February 28, 1938 to March 05, 2022 )
Resident of Potter Valley, California

Obituary:
Robert Harrigan was born in San Francisco to Robert and Irene Harrigan in 1938. He
attended Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco and graduated high school in Napa in
1955. Robert then enlisted in the Coast Guard as an Electronic Technician. He served in
California, Alaska, and Florida, and in Connecticut on the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle. While he
was in Florida, Robert met Suzanne Brient and they married in 1959. Robert and Suzanne
moved back to California to what would later become Silicon Valley. Robert worked for high
tech companies such as Sylvania and Huggins Labs while raising four children. In 1968, Robert
left the high tech industry and worked in sales until 1982. During the mid 1970’s, Robert started
making homemade wine. The wine hobby led to a wine TV show and an opportunity to buy a
multimillion dollar winery. The winery deal wasn’t completed, and in 1982, Robert and Suzanne
started an accounting, business consulting and tax preparation business. They continued the
business until 2008, when their daughter, Suzie, took over the business. In 2008, Robert and
Suzanne moved from Milpitas to Potter Valley on a 40-acre property without water or electricity.
Robert and Suzanne have been improving the property until Robert died of cancer March 5,
2022. Robert’s hobbies included history research, writing, wood carving and furniture
woodworking. Robert is survived by his wife of 63 years, Suzanne, three sons, Robert, Thomas
and Peter, and daughter Suzanne, his granddaughter Kelsey, his sister Francis, and numerous
nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Robert and Irene, his sister Marie, and
his daughter Suzanne Elizabeth. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11 am.



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