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 Carrigan, Mary Ellen
Born: 05/04/1948
Died: 12/04/2014
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Carrigan, Mary Ellen

Carrigan, Mary Ellen, age 66 of Lafayette, NJ passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at the St. Clare’s Hospital Denville Campus.  Born in Donora, PA, Mary Ellen lived in California, New Hampshire and Virginia before settling in New Jersey several years ago.      

            Daughter of the late Albert and Ursula (McConville) Lynn, Mary Ellen was a devoted homemaker.  A passionate baker, she loved baking tons of holiday cookies for friends and family.  She was famous for her Christmas Eve parties where she served her sweets, cakes, and cookies.  Mary Ellen was a parishioner of Holy Family RC Church in Dale City, VA and St. Joseph’s RC Church in Newton, NJ.       

            Predeceased by her husband Josef Carl Carrigan in November 2013 and her brother William Lynn, she is survived by her son Joseph and his wife Laurie Carrigan of Bristow, VA; daughter Marion Carrigan of Lafayette, NJ; brothers Albert and his wife Carol Lynn of Sonoma, CA, Robert and his wife Mary Lynn of Mineral, VA, and Frank and his wife Heidi Lynn of San Antonio, TX; sisters Marcia and her husband Robert Patterson of Clinton, AR, and Patricia and her husband Lawrence Barrows of Covington, LA.  She is also survived by her five beautiful grandchildren: Theresia, Alexander, and Maryellen Carrigan, and Brian and Harrison MacDowall, and great-granddaughter Virginia Warder as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are private and under the direction of the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main Street, Newton, NJ 07860. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the U.S. Hunger Relief Charity Feeding America (http://www.feedingamerica.org) or to The Community Food Bank of New Jersey (http://www.cfbnj.org).  

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