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Recent Obituary: Francis ‘Frank’ Xavier Colligan MD

Francis “Frank” Xavier Colligan MD of Ann Arbor, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at the age of 82.  

Frank was born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana the seventh of 10 children to Joseph and Marie (Hoffman) Colligan. He entered the seminary at age 14, eventually graduating high school and college from the University of Notre Dame and went on to attend medical school at Indiana University.

Frank married Judy (Miller) in 1965. He spent five years as a family practitioner in Topeka, Indiana before completing a psychiatric residency at the University of Michigan in 1978.

He joined Chelsea Community Hospital in Chelsea, Michigan where he practiced psychiatry for 37 years spending much of the time as Chief of Psychiatry. He finished his career at Livingston County Community Mental Health retiring shortly before his death.

When he wasn’t working, his many interests included Notre Dame football, playing tennis at Liberty Racquet Club, spending time with family and sailing his Rebel at the Colligan family cottage at Coldwater Lake in Michigan.

He loved reading the New York Times and drinking Starbucks coffee. He was a devoted follower of US politics and loved drinking a nightly Jim Beam manhattan with his wife of 57 years.

Visitation will be held at Nie Funeral Home, 3767 W. Liberty Road, Ann Arbor on Friday, Jan. 27, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mary’s Student Parish – 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor on Saturday, Jan. 28. Visitation at 12:15 p.m. and Mass at 1 p.m. Cremation will take place privately.

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