James Edward Hannigan, 81, a 15 year resident of Carolina Shores, NC, and a former long time resident of Oak Park, died Monday, March 12, 2012 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, IL on January 29, 1931 to the late Frank and Catherine nee Schlosser Hannigan. Mr. Hannigan was a retired public relations manager, and a veteran of the US Army. He is survived by his wife, Carol Orth Hannigan; two sons, James E. (Susan) Hannigan, Jr., MD of Hinsdale, IL and Michael (Kimi) Hannigan of Brookfield, IL; daughters, Kathi (David) Seibt of McHenry, IL, Christine Hannigan and Lori (Rose Mireles) Hannigan both of Oak Park, IL, Jennifer (Edward) Davidson of Carol Stream, IL, Sara (Michael) Rowe of Lombard, IL and Suzanne (Sean) Duffy of Southwest Ranches, FL; other survivors include 15 grandchildren, and his brother Philip (Marian) Hannigan of LaGrange, IL; sisters, Jeanette (Thomas) Wood of Oak Lawn, IL, Mary (Richard) Huber of California, and Elizabeth Hannigan (Richard Sachs) of Elmhurst, IL. His son, Robert (Patricia) Hannigan, and his sister, Joan (the late Robert) Brock, preceded him in death. Memorial visitation Tuesday, March 20th from 4 p.m. until time of Service 7 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Interment is private.