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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
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Richard T. Lilly, Jr.
Exeter, New Hampshire
January 14, 1934 - August 30, 2021
Richard T. Lilly, Jr. of North Hampton, NH passed away of natural causes peacefully in his sleep on August 30th, 2021, at the age of 87. Richard Thomas "Dick" Lilly, Jr. was born on January 14th, 1934 to Richard T. and Dorothy (Shuttleworth) Lilly of Shirley, Massachusetts, where he grew up with his sister Mary Jane Del Maestro, late brother Thomas E. Lilly, and sister Clare Kauppi.
Dick was a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1955. Five years post-grad, Dick joined IBM as a Systems Engineer, where he remained for eight years, aiding in the invention and inception of manufacturing software. After building a foundation of knowledge at IBM, Dick made a name for himself as a successful businessman and visionary in the manufacturing software industry. He helped invent MRP software, revolutionizing how manufacturers operate production, and helped found five successful companies: Software International, ProfitKey International, Lilly Software Associates, LionWise, and finally LillyWorks Inc., now run by his two living sons. He is also the author of the book "The Road to Manufacturing Success," published in 2000.
Known as "Gramps'" by his grand- and great-grandchildren, Dick enjoyed living on Lost Lake in Groton, MA, on a bonefish flat in the Florida Keys, overlooking the Bay in Truro, Cape Cod, on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in North Hampton, NH, and on the 200-acre Snell Farm in Lee, NH. Dick watched his wife live out her dream of life on a farm teeming with content animals, flourishing gardens, and frequent visits from loved ones. He loved every one of their vast menagerie, and was particularly fond of their dogs. Dick was an avid fisherman, enjoying trips across the country, casting a line everywhere from Grand Lake Stream, ME for smallmouths, the frigid waters of Alaska for silver salmon, Florida Keys for bonefish, tarpon and permit (all 3 in a day equals the "Grand Slam" of flats fishing - permit pictured), and even the little ponds of Milton, NH for his favorite: big largemouth bass.
Dick was a mainstay audience member at his grandchildren's plays and concerts, always with a bundle of flowers or congratulatory card in hand, and could be found in his big chair during Thanksgiving and Christmas, ready for hugs from little ones. He was a generous employer, ensuring that all people company-wide were respected, cared-for, and supported.
Dick was predeceased by his parents, wife Laura Carrigan, brother Thomas Lilly, and sons Richard T. Lilly III, and Shawn Andrew Lilly. Dick is survived by his oldest son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Barbara Lilly of Dover, N.H.; his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Roland Young, of Pembroke, N.H.; and his youngest son, Mark Lilly of Plano, Texas; his nine grandchildren, Lucia Step, Kate Turk, Sarah Hildebrandt, Timothy Lagoy, Brenna Lilly, Emily Lilly, Isadora Lilly, Alexander Lilly, Nicolai Lilly, and six great grandchildren.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 5-7 PM at The Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St. Exeter NH 03833. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 AM At Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 14 Phoenix St, Shirley, MA 01464. Interment will take place at Shirley Village Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of The Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St. Exeter, NH 03833. www.BrewittFuneralHome.com.
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