Alyce M. Carrigan, 95, long-time St. James parishioner, mother of three, extremely generous

By on February 3, 2016

Alyce M. (McNamee) Carrigan, 95, of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Hamilton Arms.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the wife of the late Daniel Anthony Carrigan, who died in 1980. She was the daughter of the late Hugh and Agnes (Henry) McNamee.

Alyce was a faithful and active member of St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, for more than 50 years. She attended Mass every day and Novena every Wednesday night until her illness made it difficult for her to do so. She was a member of Legion of Mary and the Silver Liners at St. James. Alyce was a very giving person with a great sense of humor, and she cherished her family and her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children: Mary Elise Lisa Carrigan of Lititz; Marguerite Carrigan McHenry and her husband Victor, of Alexandria, Va.; and Daniel Joseph Carrigan and his wife Althea of Columbia; and seven grandchildren: Allison and William Bader, both of New York City; and Meghan Bader of Arlington, Va.

She was the last surviving member of her family, all of her siblings being from the Philadelphia area.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, with the Rev. James O’Blaney, C.Ss.R as celebrant. Burial will follow in Machpelah Cemetery, Lititz. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in Alyce’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603.

To place a condolence online, visit snyderfuneralhome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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