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“Matt, Peg and Billy, Our thoughts are with you and the Garrigan family... Memories of Michael, are ones of laughter and fun at Dartmouth Street, you...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Kathleen Moulton - Northboro, MA

“Matt,Billy and Peggy Ann I have many fond memories of Michael as a little boy. He grew into a fine man, who made his family proud. Iam glad his pain...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Harriett Lally - Falmouth, MA

“Dear Bill, Peggy and Matthew, I am really sorry for your loss and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Tomlin West - Billerica, Ma.

“During my trip to San Diego while my dad was in the hospital, Mike felt like a life line to me. I felt like he was a man who you had to earn his...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ashley Boe - Omaha - Family

“My dearest daughter, sister and the Garrigan family,If there were no afterlife there would be no hope for any of us. Hope is the most important thing...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Suri and Susie Grote - san Diego, CA

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. ...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Sori and Susie Grote - San Diego, CA

“To Billy and the Garrigan family,our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mike.A quiet guy with a good head on his shoulders who served his country as a...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Peter McGann - Waltham, MA

“We are so sorry for your loss, The Garrigans are such a great family Rolly and Carol Anderson ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Rolly Anderson - Waltham, MA

“You were my classmate all thru grammar school.....you were a friend all thru life.....you will be missed......but, I w I'll see you one day again &...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Elaine Harvey - Waltham - Friend

“It is with a heavy heart I say goodbye to someone special.Memories and good times shared with all will never be forgotten!All My Love,Sue ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: susan maccausland - uxbridge, MA

“Pennies for Beatle tickets. Dumping water on Michael and Billy from the upstairs window. Cape Cod vacations. Black and white frappes. So many...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Carol MacKay - Waltham, MA

“Dear Garrigan family,I'm very sorry to hear about Mike's passing. He and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.Danny ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dan McCluskey - Family Friend


Waltham – Mr. Michael Paul Garrigan died on January 16, 2017 at the age of 71 in Las Vegas, Nevada after a three year battle with cancer as a result of Agent Orange. Michael was born on April 4, 1945 and was formerly a native of Waltham.

He was the husband of Afarina 'Affie' H. (Aragon); father of Emmet Matthew Garrigan of Las Vegas, NV and step-son, Scott. He was the son of the late William 'Mike' F. Garrigan, Jr. and late Margaret M. (Lally) Garrigan of Waltham and brother of the late Mark E. Garrigan.

Michael graduated from St. Mary's High School, Class of 1963 and attended Bentley College School of Business.

After college, Mike honorably served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a decorated Marine Corps. Combat Fighter Pilot, piloting the F4-Phanton Jet in Vietnam from 1970-1971.

Later, his interests were in family and business in Real Estate in the Southern California and Nevada locations.

Mike had a wonderful adventurous spirit, was a romantic at heart and certainly had a bit of the Irish blarney to share. He touched our heart and soul as only Michael could and gave his life to his country through his military service and life altering, Agent Orange. We will miss him greatly.

He also leaves behind his brothers, William 'Bill' F. Garrigan of Waltham, Matthew 'Matt' R. Garrigan of Provincetown and his sister Margaret 'Peggy' A. Savage of Framingham. Also, he leaves behind nephews, Robert, Christopher and Thomas Garrigan and niece, Rebecca Porter and along with extended family and friends.

A private memorial was previously held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A full military burial will be held at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, NV at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to the Fisher House Foundation; www.fisherhouseboston.org