Michele McGarrigle

Michele McGarrigle

Michele was a source of light to all who knew her. She could put a spark into any room with her quick wit and endless wisdom. She stayed unapologetically true to herself, and always lead with love and compassion. Her unwavering strength and determination in the face of countless adversities made her admirable to all who crossed her path.

Michele grew up and lived most of her life in Pennsauken, yet traveled many roads, both known and unknown, in appreciation of life. Whether viewing the heavens on display at night in the Pine Barrens, ice skating in the Poconos or riding the waves in Wildwood, Michele embraced these special moments and passed their beauty on to those who had the patience to understand it. Michele loved nature in all aspects. She was an avid gardener, was drawn to gemstones and minerals, and always took time to stop and gaze up at the moon to appreciate the “Master Artist”.

Michele met the love of her life, Shaun, while they were both working at Schaevitz Engineering. The two would share a 40-year marriage blessed by two children, Shaun McGarrigle, Jr., and Deven McGarrigle. Michele worked for Pennsauken Township for 20 years, but found her true calling later in life as a grandmother (MiMi) to Josephine Rose McGarrigle. She put Josephine above all else, as she was, and is, her “one and only.”

Music was Michele’s second love, especially live music, as she could always be found at a festival or concert. Moody Blues, Tom Petty, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Clapton, and Yes were among her favorites. She championed the arts, and was a long time supporter of local artists and NPR, especially WXPN. She is survived by her sisters, Suzette (Ronald) Cash and Debra Corgan, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Family will celebrate 66 wonderful years privately.


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