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Laura "Lilly" Carrigan
LEE, N.H. - Laura Carrigan (nee Madeleine Ann Carrigan), died in her home surrounded by members of her family on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 in Lee, N.H. She was 82.
Laura was born on December 31, 1934 to Andrew Jules Carrigan and Madeleine Arnaud Carrigan, of Washington D.C.
Laura graduated from Worcester public schools and earned her RN from the Burbank School of Nursing in Fitchburg, Mass. She married Richard T. Lilly, Jr. in 1956, celebrating 61 years of marriage this year.
Laura is survived by her husband, Richard T. Lilly, Jr.; her oldest son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Lilly of Madbury, N.H.; her daughter and son-in-law, Roland and Suzanne Young, of Pembroke, N.H.; and her youngest son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Iliana Lilly, of Plano, Texas; her nine grandchildren, Lucia Lagoy, Kate Turk, Sarah Hildebrandt, Timothy Lagoy, Brenna Lilly, Emily Lilly, Isadora Lilly, Alexander Lilly, Nicolai Lilly, and five great grandchildren.
Laura was predeceased by her parents and her brothers Robert Carrigan and Andre Carrigan, and her two sons, Richard T. Lilly III, and Shawn Andrew Lilly.
In her lifetime, Laura enjoyed time with her family, was active in church affairs, enjoyed furnishing and decorating her homes, and enjoyed working with her hands in knitting, spinning, sewing and weaving. Laura enjoyed her farm and gardens, riding her horses, caring for all of her farm animals, and the company of her many dogs throughout the years.
SERVICES: Calling hours are on Friday, Nov. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Brewitt Funeral Home, Exeter, N.H. A funeral Mass is scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Exeter, N.H. There will be a burial ceremony also on Saturday at Shirley Village Cemetery, Shirley, Mass., with a lunch reception following at The Bull Run restaurant in Shirley, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Michael Church, 9 Lincoln St., Exeter, NH 03833