Edlee Gresse Karrigan

April 6, 1935 ~ November 1, 2019 (age 84)


Edlee Gresse Karrigan was called to heaven on Friday November 1, 2019 in Old Jefferson. She was ready and at peace. Born on April 6, 1935, Edlee was a lifelong resident of Jefferson LA., and also a parishioner of St. Agnes Parish her entire life. She was a devout Catholic, a wife, and a beloved mother and grandmother. Preceeded in death by her parents Robert John Gresse Sr. and Ann Gertrude Dwyer and her four siblings: Robert Gresse Jr., Herman “Dutch” Gresse, Merlin Sr. “Boobie” Gresse and Gloria Tepavchevich; her only sister of Chicago, Illinois.
She leaves behind an adoring and loving family: her husband of 64 years, Conrad J. Karrigan Jr., their four children, Kevin Karrigan (Holly), Keith “Bubba” Karrigan (Sharon), Kristine Trahan (Ben), Kristopher Karrigan (Amy).
Proud Grammie to 9 grandchildren: Hayley, Adam, Madison, McKenna, and Mason Karrigan, Sara, Brennan, and Adelyn Trahan and Darren Bye.
Edlee was the godmother of Annell “Annie” Ussery, Joseph Charles Michael Palermo Jr., and the late Richard “Ricky” Landeche. She was an aunt to numerous nieces and nephews with some living in Chicago, Illinois. Best friends forever with Jeannette D. Grigsby.
Edlee graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels. She belonged to St. Agnes Altar Society, St. Agnes’ St.Vincent de Paul and volunteered at the Harry Thompson Rebuilt Center.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the wake on Thursday November 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp at 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA. Visitation on Friday November 8th from 9:00 am to 10:45 am at St. Agnes Church, 3310 Jefferson Hwy. Jefferson, LA. Funeral Mass at 11:00 am. Interment at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Edlee Karrigan to St. Agnes Altar Society or St Agnes’ St. Vincent de Paul at 3310 Jefferson Hwy. Jefferson, LA 70121.

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