In Memoriam


BRO. Willie Parrigan

PARRIGAN, WILLIE, 88, passed away September 4, 2010 at Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital.

Mr. Parrigan was a U.S. Navy veteran and served in World War II. He retired from Ford Motors with 30 years of service. He was the Past Master Excelsior, Masonic Lodge, a current member of Robinson Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, life-time member of the VFW Post 5421 and a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Browning-Parrigan; and son, Willie Parrigan Jr. (Pat).

He is survived by two daughters, Gayle Allen and Joan Brennan (Louie); brothers, Walter Parrigan (Frankie) and Alfred Parrigan; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Betty Shirley.

A funeral service celebrating Mr. Parrigan's life will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4400 Dixie Highway. Visitation for family and friends is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-11 a.m. prior to services.

Published in The Courier-Journal from September 6 to September 7, 2010