Jacquelyn M. (Walsh) Lanigan

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KENNEBUNK - Jacquelyn M. (Walsh) Lanigan, 87, of Kennebunk, died peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 3, 2018 at Kennebunk Center for Health and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Wakefield, Mass., on Sept. 2, 1931, a daughter of William J. and Elsie M. (Reardon) Walsh. After her graduation from Wakefield High School and the Katherine Gibbs School she worked as the Executive Assistant to the head of Northeast Airlines.In 1968 she moved to Kennebunk, having married her husband, Paul T. Lanigan and together raised their five children. She worked in the toy store, Animal Instinct in Kennebunkport and was a well-known and welcoming face in the Port for many years. Jackie was an avid Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. She also was an avid gardener and loved crossword puzzles. Over the years she had honed her cooking skills and become a great hostess for all of her children's friends and neighbors, who would gather around her kitchen table. She was always happiest fussing, feeding and chatting with family and friends.  She is predeceased by her husband, Paul; her sister, Audrey Murphy and Audrey's husband, Hugh. Jackie is survived by her three sons, Marty Lanigan and wife, Karen of Basking Ridge, N.J., Leo Lanigan of San Ramon, Calif., William Lanigan of Westbrook; two daughters, Janet Libby and husband, Ron of Spottsylvania, Va., Rosemary Bourgault and husband, John of Paso Robles Calif; three grandchildren, Mary Kate Lanigan, Matthew Lanigan and Rian Libby; two nieces, Andrea and George Vorillas, Leigh Thomas and husband, John; and grandnephew, Alex Vorillas and grandniece, Parker Thomas.She also is survived by her dear friend, Christi Mosher, who was an enormous source of friendship, comfort and support to her.Visiting hours will be on Friday, November 9, from 4-7 p.m. at Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer Street, Kennebunk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 10, at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield, Mass.  To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Jacquelyn's Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.       Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St, Kennebunk ME 04043 www.bibberfuneral.comShould friends choose, memorial donations in her name are encouraged to: Holy Spirit Parish - St. Martha's Catholic Church 30 Portland Rd. Kennebunk, ME 04043 

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Bibber Memorial Chapel
67 Summer Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-2752
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 7, 2018
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