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HANNIGAN, Edna M.(Westwood), of Braintree, formerly of Westwood and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, passed away peacefully, on December 21, 2021, at the age of 92. Edna was proud to have been born and raised in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. She eventually emigrated to the United States and settled in Westwood where she raised her family. Edna was a talented cook and baker and was known for her biscuits and pies that she would make for all the family gatherings. Edna was most proud of her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family and friends. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, Edna will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Edna was the wife of the late Patrick Hannigan. Loving mother of Paul Hannigan and his wife Laurie of Braintree and cherished “Gramma” to their children Patrick, Kaleigh and Danny. Also loving mother to Arthur Hannigan and grandmother to his children, Ashley, Bradley and Rachael, all of Canada. Sister of the late Aubrey Westwood and Reggie Westwood. Edna is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews who were so good to her despite the many miles between them: Francis, Margaret, Reggie, Carol, Norine, Audrey, Johnny and the late Eva, and her many Hannigan nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Wednesday, December 29th from 4:30 – 7:30 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 30th at 10:00 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Braintree. Burial will follow in the Westwood Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. For directions or to leave a sympathy message for the family, visit

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