Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Charles Earnest Harrigan
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Charles Earnest Harrigan
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Charles Earnest Harrigan
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Harrigan, Charles Earnest
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300551
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Dn Loving Jlemory

Charles Earnest 2larrigan
February 22, 1914 3uly 2, 1996

funeral Service
Thursday, 3uly 11, 1996
7)iewing 8:00 to 9:00 am
Service 9:00 am
ChristChurch LMethodist
LfMarket Square
Officiant: reverend -ichardson
Interment at CWestern Cemetery #1
Von ,cholten Collectc
St. Thomas. V. I

WIFE... Violet Maria Harrigan
DAUGHTER... Patricia Harrigan
STEPSON ... Leando Malone
Zephera Frett, Alice Winston
BROTHER-IN-LAW ... William Frett
GRANDCHILDREN... Sharon Raymond,
Rudolph, Antonio, Shoan and James Harrigan,
Olanzo Henderson, Cherise Charles, Terence James
SPECIAL NIECE... Essalita Fleming
NIECES... Mavis Leonard Crandell,
Delphine Leonard Coakley, Marion Leonard Jennings, Lilian Smith,
Idalia Forbes, Joan Foy, Marilyn Bodoo, Myrthlyn Hodge
Lorris Harrigan, Anita Harrigan
NEPHEWS... Joseph Leonard,
George Amey, Winston, Liston, Dalton and Carlton Foy,
Henry, Jr., Leroy, Delton and Andrew Harrigan
Other relatives and friends

David Tumbull, Carlton Foy, Liston Foy, George Amey

2lonorary Pallbearers
Rudolph Harrigan, Antonio Harrigan, Leando Malone, James Harrigan

Sharon Raymond, Joan Foy, Eleanor Thomas, Connie Lindsay

Charles earnest 2larrigan
1914 1996

Charles Earnest Harrigan, known as Uncle Charlie, was born
February 22,1914 at Meyers E.rate, Tortola. He was the fourth child
of Mary Alice Penn from east End and Joseph Harrigan of North
Sound, Virgin Gorda. He was raised by his Aunt Bobel Lloyd from
Meyers Estate, Tortola, and attended the Methodist Church School
in Roadtown.
Charles Harrigan was a strong, loving, caring and respectful
person. He loved his friends and family and will do anything for
He worked with Jimmie Mitchell for twenty-six years as a gar-
dener. Later on he moved on to Public Works for twenty-three
years as a mason and carpenter. He then retired due to health
He was married to Violet Maria Frett-Harrigan, better known as
Maria, for forty-two years and brought forth two children, Irene
and Patricia Harrigan. Irene Harrigan died in 1975, and Uncle
Charlie took responsibility for and raised her four children.
Uncle Charlie was known for his friendliness and as a giving
person, always having a kind heart. He was a hard worker and a
family provider. He attended the ChristChurch Methodist in St.
Thomas. Uncle Charlie was a very proud father, grandfather, uncle
and friend.
His time of earth has ended in peace. His strife is over and the
battle done.
In Scripture, John 11:25,26 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resur-
rection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall life. And whoever liveth and believeth in me shall never
die. Believest thou this?"

Order of Service
HYMN .......................................... The Strife Is O'er
EULOGY ........................................ Bernice Webster
SOLO: His Eye Is On the Sparrow ................ Marsha Brathwaite
THE TWENTY-THIRD PSALM ...................... Congregation
Romans 8:31-39 ...................... Reading by Marion Jennings
St. John 14:1-6
HYMN ..................................... Blessed Assurance
HYMN ...................................... How Great Thou Art
RECESSIONAL HYMN .................... Will Your Anchor Hold?


To my beloved husband... You were good to me, I will miss you. May
God bless you, I will be alright. May you rest in peace.
Love, your wife Maria Harrigan
Grandfather ..You will always be remembered. I will always love
you. You will never be forgotten.
Love, Grandson Shoan Harrigan
Grandfather ... If I had to give my life, I would give it not once but
twice. You have done your best for me and I would like to thank you. I
wouldn't have made it without you.
Love always, Grandsons Antonio and Shoan Harrigan
Grandfather ... When our mother died, God sent you into our lives
and now the time has come when you have to leave. I would like to say
thank you, thank you, thank you. You surely are one in a million. For
everything you have done for us, you gave your last to make us happy.
Daddy, you will surely be missed. I praise you because only those
closely involved knew exactly what you have been through. You are
bless and now we are bless. Thank you for your love, your prayers, your
laughter, your advice and most of all, for being you.
At the end I only have good memories. I will miss giving you your
afternoon and Sunday treats. Remember not as much "sweets." You
have taught me with prayer all things are possible. We both knew that
this day was coming because we all discussed it, but I'm trying to be
strong, in other words, I will have to... because we have Grandma to
tend to. Your struggle surely was a battle, and now is over, so please rest

and dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Until we meet again,
Love, your Granddaughter, Sharon Raymond
To a wonderful man who has given us joy in many ways. Your love
and motivation will be missed but we all know that you'll always be with
us. In God we trust and may you rest in peace.
Love, Grandson Rudolph

Grandfather... Your memories will be forever in this life and the life
to come. May God bless you, rest in peace.
Love, your Grandson, Terence James
The Strife is O'er, the battle done, now is the victor's triumph won,
now be the song of praise begun, Alleluia.
Your niece, Marion
Mr. Charlie... For all the years that we knew you, you have been like a
father to us. You never let us down, even in your sickness. We are going
to miss you, but God loves you best. In heaven you will not need a nurse
because God is the best. May you rest in peace.
From the Smith and Thomas family

Farewell Uncle Charlie... You have gone to rest from your labor. May
your soul rest in peace until we meet again.
Your nephew Joseph Leonard and family
My Dear Beloved Uncle Charlie... You were like a father to me. Now
you are gone. I will always remember you. May you rest in peace.
Essalita Fleming, your special niece

Good-bye Uncle Charlie ... We will miss you. You have been a nice
uncle. May you rest in peace.
From your niece, Delphine and family

Uncle Charlie ... the time has come for you to go home. I will never
forget you for being such a wonderful uncle. May you rest in peace.
Your niece Mavis Crandell and family

My Dearest Uncle... On your untimely passing, I reminisce upon my

mother who loved you so dearly. I know that you have gone home to be
with her and that gives me great comfort. Uncle, I will always cherish the
little time we had and will always miss our little chit-chats but God
knows best. So rest assured that one day we will meet again. I am happy
to know you have gone home to be an angel of God. Always in our
Your Niece, Marilyn and Boodoofamily
My Dearest Uncle Charlie... You have always been a part of my life. I
looked forward to your frequent visits to your baby sister, my mother,
Rachel when I was a young girl. You brought life and laughter into our
home. You were always thoughtful to your children, grandchildren, nieces
and nephews.
Whenever I thought of you during the last few years, I reflected on
how strong you were. I would brag to my close friends of your power of
endurance. On your 81st birthday you wore Bermuda shorts, and I joked
about how young and versatile you looked. Who would have thought
that you were fatally diagnosed several times? We laughed and talked
about the family history and my grandmother, your mother, whom I
never knew. And of course, our conversation led to your baby sister,
Rachel. Oh, how you loved and missed her.
You always gave me the greatest compliments and encouragements at
the same time wishing me ultimate happiness. My aspiration to be suc-
cessful came from the examples exemplified by you and mommy. No
other people have instilled a sense of business in me more. Whenever you
got down low, you would ask me, "Joan, where is my baby sister, Mother,"
as she was affectionately called. I would reply, "but Uncle Charlie, you
know she has left us." Now you have joined your baby sister, and I am
comforted in knowing that you, Uncle Ozzie and mommy are together.
Thank you for loving and looking out for me. My son, Roland and I are
grateful for the time we spend together as a family. We love you.
Your niece, Joan Foy

It takes a strong man to lead, and that you surely are. Through all your
suffering you held on in there, for you knew your presence was greatly
appreciated by those who cared. You'll surely be missed, Gramps.

Connie Lindeay, friend of thefamil
To all the family and friends
who comforted me
during the time
of my husband's passing,
3 would like to say
a sincere thank you
to each and every one of you.
Thanks for being there.

,.Maria 2arrigan and family

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