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Agnes Carrigan Ulrich

August 7, 1929 - February 7, 2016

Agnes Carrigan Ulrich, age 86, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

Born in Mooresville, NC on August 7, 1929, Mrs. Ulrich was the daughter of the late Bruce Reid and Elizabeth (Linker) Carrigan. She was a talented homemaker who devoted her life to caring for her family.

A devout Christian throughout her life, Mrs. Ulrich was a charter member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newark where she played both the organ and piano and participated in the women’s circle and church choir. She was a faithful volunteer at the Methodist Country House for over 30 years oftentimes would bring her grandchildren with her. Mrs. Ulrich was deeply involved in the community effort to feed the hungry and gave of her time as a volunteer with the Hope Dining Room for many years.

She greatly enjoyed traveling and especially looked forward to beach vacations with her husband and family. Mrs. Ulrich was a loyal fan of the University of Delaware Blue Hens. She will be long remembered for her supportive, positive and sunny disposition.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ulrich was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis Boyd Ulrich. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Reid Ulrich (William Hutchins) of Newark, DE; son, James Boyd Ulrich (Susan) of Newark, DE; sister, Betty Alexander; brother, Wade Carrigan; grandchildren, Melissa Marrocco (Blake) of Phoenix, MD, Elizabeth Martin (Matthew) of Middletown, DE and Tyler Ulrich of Elkton, MD; great grandchildren, Landon, Brendan and Colin Marrocco and Grayson Martin; step grandchildren, Ryan Cowgill (Becky) and Katie Cowgill; and step great grandchildren, Layla, Willow and Otto Cowgill.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday morning, February 11, 2016, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at the address listed above.

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  • Mrs. Ulrich was a wonderful lady with a loving heart for others… It was a pleasure to call her my friend! God Bless..

  • Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies to her family. Agnes and Boyd were pillars of St. Andrews & the community. May God grant you comfort and healing.

  • Not only were Boyd and Agnes pillars at St. Andrews, they and Nancy and Jimmy were part of our young family during growing up years in Fireside Park. Agnes visited when one of us was ill. Nancy baby-sat for us. Jimmy cut our lawn when we were away. Boyd helped us with advice over many years. I sang during service at St. Andrews one Sunday accompanied by Agnes…”Blood of Christ.”

    So the Miller family: John, Fran (passed in 2006), son Dave now in Elkton and Susan Jane in Newark do acknowledge the loss of Agnes with respect and love, and we reach out to Nancy and Jimmy with a warm embrace.

    Most sincerely,

    John D. Miller

  • Sincerest sympathy to your family at Agnes’ passing. We will miss her. All our love.

  • Although our lives only briefly crossed, I was very grateful to have met Ms. Agnes and her wonderful family. As I am not the best with words, I looked for an Irish blessing to pass along, but when I saw this poem, it really seemed to be a perfect fit:
    Legacy of Love
    A wife, a mother, a grandma too
    This is the legacy we have from you.
    You taught us love and how to fight,
    You gave us strength, you gave us might.
    A stronger person would be hard to fine,
    And in your heart, you were always kind.
    You fought for us all in one way or another,
    Not just as a wife not just as a mother.
    For all of us you gave your best,
    Now the time has come for you to rest.
    So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
    Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep
    (Author Unknown)

    May God be with you during this difficult time of mourning.
    Fondly,
    Eileen Boushell

  • With deep regret at the death of a lovely woman and friend.

  • I was just thinking about Miss Aggie and was saddened to hear of her passing. Sincerest sympathies to Nancy and the rest of the family.