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Eric Matthew Gannon

August 15, 1990 — January 31, 2024

Eric Matthew Gannon, 33, passed away unexpectedly in Albuquerque, NM, on January 31, 2024.

 Eric was born on August 15, 1990, in Albuquerque to Michael and Maureen Gannon. Though small in stature and faced with numerous health challenges, Eric quickly learned to be tough and stand strong in a household of three boys - something his brothers made sure of. He attended La Cueva High School (class of 2009) and New Mexico State University (NMSU), where he earned a Bachelor's in Marketing (class of 2013) through the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program. Eric and his brothers developed a love for golf under the guidance of their father, Michael, who passed away in 2021. From a very young age, Eric cultivated a passion for golf, dedicating his life and professional career to the sport. His career journeyed across the United States, including stops in Kona, HI, where he served as a golf pro at the Mauna Lani Resort; Los Angeles, CA, where he instructed at Golftec; Dallas, TX, where he directed tournaments for the All-Pro Tour, and most recently, Sioux Falls, SD, where he served as tournament director for the USGA. In addition, through his friendship with ARCA in New Mexico, Eric was inspired to share the game of golf on numerous occasions with individuals with disabilities. Throughout his life, Eric enjoyed teaching, officiating, and playing golf, but above all, he cherished sharing the game with others, particularly his father, mother and brothers. Eric was an inspiration to all, facing many challenges in his brief life that he overcame. He remained a fighter through life's ups and downs, maintaining a positive outlook each day, and living in the moment. His spirit will continue to inspire through the countless lives he touched. He will be forever celebrated. Eric was preceded in death by his father, Michael Gannon. He is survived by his mother, Maureen Gannon, his brothers, John Gannon (wife Alexya Gannon) and Robert Gannon, who is the father of Eric's beloved nephew, Henry Gannon, along with numerous aunts and uncles who treasured him, and his cherished cousins, who regarded him as a brother. Eric also leaves behind a wide circle of close friends who loved him deeply. 

In lieu of flowers, the Gannon family kindly requests donations be made to the Eric M. Gannon Memorial PGA Golf Management Endowed Scholarship to benefit students choosing to enter the PGM program at NMSU. Donations may be made through Pat Gavin, Director, NMSU PGM program, (575) 649-8993 or pgavin@nmsu.edu. Donations can also be made following this link. A funeral mass will be celebrated for Eric at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Albuquerque with Father Andrew "Andy" Pavlak presiding and Eric's uncle, Father Michael Lindsay, co-presiding on Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place immediately following at Sunset Memorial Park, where Eric will be laid to rest next to his father. French Funerals is in charge of arrangements.


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Saturday, February 24, 2024

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