Alyce M. (McNamee) Carrigan, 95

January 29, 2016

Alyce M. (McNamee) Carrigan, 95, of Lancaster, died Friday, January 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 over 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 7 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 11:00 on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 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. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Charles F. Snyder, Jr Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, and again one hour prior to the mass at St. James on Wednesday.
Memorial contributions in Alyce’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr, Lancaster, PA 17603.

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February 10, 2016

I have not seen Alice in a rather long time, but I will always remember her as a very lovely, classy lady – and also a friend of my own mom when she was living.
Mae Wolf

February 09, 2016

Dear Lisa,
My deepest sympathy to you & your family.  There is no love like a Mother’s love, I know how much you will miss her.  May her soul rest in peace.  My thoughts & prayers are with you.

February 08, 2016

Dear Lisa and Family,
Your mother’s picture radiates beauty and love in her expressive eyes and smile.  I am so sad for your loss.  She was a women of deep faith and is now enjoying heaven.  God bless her and all of you.  May happy memories of times together bring you peace and comfort.  Thinking of you!
Love and Prayers,
Loretta (Havrilla) Valle

February 04, 2016

Lisa, Meg and Dan and families! So sorry to read of your Moms passing. I will always remember her as a kind and gentle person. Patricia Remetz

February 03, 2016

I am sorry to hear about the lost of your mother Lisa, Victor Vacirca

February 02, 2016

Meg, So sorry for the loss of your Mom.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Carey

February 02, 2016

Meg, Lisa and Dan –
So sorry for the loss of your Mom.  She was a very special person.  I’ll always treasure our trip to Ireland.  She always made visits to Lititz interesting.  She is together with your Dad and watching over you.  You all have my deepest sympathy – keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  Love you.  Billie Crotteau Olson  

February 02, 2016

Lisa, my condolences to you and your family. I send you and your family my prayers and comfort at this time. Just know you have many people that love and care about you. Anytime, I am available for you if you just need to talk, or just want company. May God give you all the peace that surpasses all understanding.
Your co-worker Natalie.

February 02, 2016

Lisa, my condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts.May you find comfort with the love and support of your family and friends.   Jessica Turner ( Rodriguez)

February 01, 2016

Meg and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, I know how much you loved her.  Please know I am here for you should you just want to talk or take a walk.  I am sending you a big hug to let you know how much I care and want to be there for you.  I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  Love you Meg!  Your friend, Heather Butters

February 01, 2016

Dear Lisa, Meg, and Dan…My sincere sympathies to all of you. i know your Mom was so proud of her children, so encouraging and so strong…what a beautiful person she was…i’m sure your hearts are broken. She lives on in your memories and in everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. I hope you find comfort knowing she is in Heaven watching down on you and her grandchildren with so much love. It doesn’t matter how old we are in life…losing a parent is very difficult and very sad. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love to you and your families.
Judy Harnish Kiely

February 01, 2016

To Lisa and Family,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you with the passing of Alyce (your mother, grandmother, dear friend and person). Expecially to Lisa who took such great care of her Mother for so many years with NEVER complaining and always with love and compassion. I know this wil be a very difficult time for you but to know she is in heaven with your father, I hope that is some comfort. Even though she was 95, life is still short here on earth and we know she will be truly missed by so many people. May you find peace and comfort with the love and support of your family and friends.   Christine (Campbell) and Ronald Garber

February 01, 2016

Meg, Lisa, & Danny,
So sorry to hear of the passing of mom.  Joe and I were fortunate to have met mom years ago and she made us so welcome at her home.  She was such a wonderful, fun loving person.  Truely she will be missed by all.  May she rest in peace with the Lord.
Joe & Cindy Merrill

February 01, 2016

Meg, Lisa & Dan,
I want to extend my condolences to you all.
My initial emotion as I came upon your Mother’s obituary was saddness. That changed as I reflected on my interactions with her years ago. She always was so gracious to me. I also believe strongly that our purpose in this life is to make this world a better place and prepare for our eternity with our Lord. Your Mother certainly did both. I am encouraged, as I hope you are, that she is in Heaven now. May you be comforted by that reality along with your memories of wonderful times and experiences together.  
John Boyer LCHS ’73

January 31, 2016

To Mrs. Carrigan’s family – my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Alyce as a gracious lady with a wonderful sense of humor and a positive way of living. God bless you all. Jeannette List

January 31, 2016

Lisa and Family, you have our deepest sympathy, We all know how much you and your family cherished your mother.  Lisa, there was never
a day or time that we were together that you didn’t mention your mother. I know how much you loved and cherished her and the wonderful mother that she was.  I know you will miss her so deeply. I can still remember back in high school when I visited you in Lititz
and your mom was there to greet us, she was such a sweet and kind lady.  Alyce will truly be missed! 
God Bless,
Josette Celia Dannessa

January 31, 2016

I will never forget the story I overheard my father telling my mother about Aunt Alyce, many years ago. He was unaware that I was within ear shot. Uncle Dan went to work one day and when he got home, Aunt Alyce had repainted the entire living room. By herself. With no help from anyone, three children underfoot and no consultation with Uncle Dan on color, either. My Dad asked Uncle Dan why she would do that, on such a whim, and Uncle Dan was laughing as he replied – “Why not? She said she likes color. Afterall, this is Alyce we are talking about.”  I am teary and smiling at the same time as I write this story. That was how I remember her, devoted Wife & Mother, grandmother, strong Sister of the McNamee family, always with a sense of fun. I know she is painting her spot in Heaven right now. She will be truly missed and always remembered.
Eileen McNamee Bentzley

January 31, 2016

My deepest sympathy to you, Lisa, and all your family.  I know how much you loved and will miss “Mom”.  She was a very special lady and so lucky she had a wonderful family and friends to love her.

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