Father James Colligan, M.M.


Father James Colligan, M.M., who served in Japan for 40 years, died Jan. 31 at Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh. He was 90.

Father Colligan was in Japan, 1968-1997 and 1955-1966, where he served as a teacher, principal, pastor, journalist, editor and book contributor. He was at Maryknoll, 2013-2014, and also served in Los Angeles.

Born in Pittsburgh, he entered Maryknoll in 1948, professed his final vows in 1954 and was ordained in 1955.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in religious education, both from Maryknoll. He received a master’s in journalism from Syracuse University.

His sister, Elaine MacIntrye, and his brother, Dr. John Colligan, survive him.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 4 in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Pittsburgh. Burial was in Plum Creek Cemetery, Pittsburgh.


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