In memoriam: Nancy Carrigan

Fermilab volunteer and a NALWO founding member Nancy Carrigan passed away on July 18 at the age of 81.

As an early founding member of NALWO, Carrigan brought many people together and helped them adjust to the lab and their new settings, introducing them to the larger Chicago and suburbs’ many cultural offerings.

She was also an important part of the early establishment of the Arts and Auditorium Committee and served as its chair for several years. Her value to the Fermilab community was further demonstrated when the Wilson family chose her to give the speech at the burial of Jane Wilson at the Pioneer Cemetery beside her husband Robert Wilson, Fermilab’s founding director.

Carrigan’s memorial service, followed by a buffet, will take place at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 29W260 Batavia Rd., Warrenville, on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. There will be an opportunity to view Carrigan’s artwork at the senior Carrigan home at 2S526 Williams Rd., Warrenville.

Read Carrigan’s obituary.