WORCESTER-Phyllis R. (Houle) Carrigan, 92, of Worcester died Friday, November 5 in the Rose Monahan Hospice House.
Her husband, William T. Carrigan died in 1993. She leaves seven children; Brian F. Carrigan and his wife, Gladys of Sandwich, Michael J. Carrigan of Worcester, John J. Carrigan and his girlfriend, Jo Anna Marion of North Hampton, NH, Linda A. LeFave and her husband, John of Paxton, Cathleen M. Doherty and her husband, James of Holden, Patricia I. Moynihan and her husband, Liam of Cork City, IRE and Mary C. Wykes and her husband, Paul of Auburn; her grandchildren, Timothy, Ann-Marie, and Thomas LeFave, Cecelia, Jillian, Mark, Ian, Philip and Chris Carrigan, Katie Tracy, Conor and Aoife Moynihan and Tara, Ian and Neil Wykes; her great-grandchildren, William, Alanna, Jackson, Angelina, Malachi, Ezekiel and Dexter; a brother, Ronald Houle and his wife, Diane of Brookfield; a sister, Anita Drumgoole of E. Falmouth and several nieces and nephews.
She was born in Worcester, daughter of Wilfred and Cecilia (Mountville) Houle and graduated from Commerce High School and Worcester Hahnemann School of Nursing. Phyllis was a registered nurse for many years, working at Hahnemann and Fairlawn Hospitals, retiring in 1993. She was a member of St. Christopher's Church and an active volunteer at church bazaars, bingo nights and the retired members club. Phyllis also was a member of the Hahnemann Nursing Alumni and organized numerous bus trips to Foxwoods Casino for local friends and community members. She loved quilting, crafting, and flower arranging. Phyllis also loved a good mystery novel or a tricky jigsaw puzzle. Some of her favorite memories where made travelling throughout the US and Europe, but her favorite stops where visits to see family in California and Ireland.
Visiting Hours will be held Tuesday, November 9 from 4 to 7pm at Fay Brothers Life Celebration Home, 1 West Boylston St., West Boylston. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 10 at 10am in St. Christopher's Church, 950 West Boylston St. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Christopher's Church or Rose Monahan Hospice House.