American Veteran 04

Joseph E. Kerrigan

March 3, 1943 ~ March 13, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old
Obituary Image

Joseph Kerrigan Obituary

Joseph Edward Kerrigan, age 81, of Taunton, Massachusetts, passed away in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family on March 13, 2024.  

Joe was born March 3, 1943, in Taunton, MA. After graduating from Taunton High School, he entered the Army in 1962. He served with honor and distinction as a US Army Sergeant until 1967. Joe worked for the United States Post Office for over 30 years. 

His family lovingly referred to him as “Bampy”. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Joe found pleasure in riding his bike along the Cape Cod Canal, stopping for clam chowder and a lobster roll. Joe was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed attending daily Mass. He loved vacationing and traveling with his wife Bonnie. Everyone loved Joe for his fun, kind and outgoing demeanor. Joe loved the Celtics, Red Sox, and New England Patriots. Joe’s favorite player was his grandson Nicholas. He was a great man who helped everyone and always had a smile on face. Joe was a friend of Bill W.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bonnie (Pierce); son Bradley Kerrigan and his wife Zelina (Fernandes), of Swansea;  grandson Nicholas Tinkham, of Berkley, MA; sister Ann Bush and her husband Paul Bush, of Troy, OH; brother Jack Kerrigan and his wife Florence, of Duxbury, MA; brother-in-law Steven Pierce, his wife Julie Gold of Assonet, MA; sister-in–law Jennie Gomes and her husband Robert Gomes, of Assonet, MA and many loving  nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Alice R. (Goodwin) and John M. Kerrigan; brother of the late Joan McAloon.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Southeast Funeral Home, 93 Center St. North Easton, MA from 10:00-11:30am, a Funeral Service will take place in the Funeral Home at 11:30am, followed by a burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Ave. Bourne, MA. All relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made in Joe’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601 or at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph E. Kerrigan, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joseph E. Kerrigan?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joseph's memory.


Memorial Visitation
March 21, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Southeast Funeral Home
93 Center St.
North Easton, MA 02356

Funeral Service
March 21, 2024

11:30 AM
Southeast Funeral Home
93 Center St.
North Easton, MA 02356

Burial with Military Honors
March 21, 2024

1:45 PM
Massachusetts National Cemetery
Connery Ave
Bourne, MA 02542


Alzheimer's Association
225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago IL 60601
Tel: 1-800-272-3900


© 2024 Riendeau-Mulvey Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility