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Esther Merrill Carrigan

Date of Death: August 11, 2011

Date of Birth: February 8, 1925

Biography:

AUBURN-Esther Merrill Carrigan, 85, of Auburn died peacefully on Aug. 11, 2011. She was surrounded by the dedicated staff of Clover Health Care, where she had been a resident for the past several months.

Esther Merrill was born in Randolph, ME, February 8, 1925. She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1943. After graduation Esther worked for the State of Maine. She met her future husband William Carrigan Jr. at a dance at Island Park and they were married April 6, 1956.

Together they had three children, twin daughters Diana and Sheila, and son William F. Carrigan III. After her husband's death, she moved to Schooner Estates where she enjoyed several years under their care. Esther's passions included knitting, reading, and crossword puzzles. One of the greatest loves of Esther's life was spending time at Popham Beach, ME with her family and friends.

Esther is predeceased by her husband, William, two sisters; Beverly Metivier, and Leatrice Dale, and also her parents, Madolin and H. Kendall Merrill.

Esther is survived by two daughters; Diana Carrigan, Sheila DePalma, and her husband James, one son; William Carrigan, and his partner Maureen Desmond, and three grandsons; grandsons, Ryan Carrigan, and Adam and Jason DePalma.

A private service for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Special Olympics of Maine 125 John Roberts Rd. #19 South Portland, ME 04106.

 

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