PEAKS ISLAND – The Rev. Michael Henry Kerrigan, 71, passed away March 28, 2013, surrounded by friends at Maine Medical Center, Portland.
Pastor Mike attended the University of Maine and graduated from Iliff School of Theology in Colorado. During a 33 year career, Pastor Mike served many Methodist churches in New England, including Patten, Newport and Greenville in Maine; Colebrook and Franklin in New Hampshire; and Spencer, Southbridge and Broadway in Lynn, Mass. Pastor Mike also was retired from the U.S. Army, where he served as a chaplain with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Prior to that, he served 10 years with the U.S. Navy. To celebrate his 70th birthday, Pastor Mike ran the Peaks Island Road Race, achieving his goal of not coming in last. Pastor Mike spent many hours on the Back Shore of Peaks Island with his camera and prayer books.
Pastor Mike was predeceased by his mother, Doris Alberta Kerrigan; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pattengall of Peaks Island. Pastor Mike is survived by one aunt, Jean Hart of South Portland and many close friends throughout New England and beyond.
Visiting hours will be held 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Tuttle Road United Methodist Church, 52 Tuttle Road, Cumberland Center. For directions, please visit www.tuttleroadumc.org. A memorial service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church, Peaks Island. There will be a private graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery, Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations should be sent to Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church, 9 Church Ave., Peaks Island, ME 04108. For those traveling to Peaks Island from the mainland take the 10:45 a.m. passenger ferry from Casco Bay Lines, Portland. Transportation from the ferry to the church will be available. Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at www.blackfuneralhomes.com.