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LAGAN Ann Marie of Denville, formerly a long time resident of Pequannock Township, died peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Ann Marie was born in New York City, daughter of Brigid (Quigley) and Frank Lagan from Maghera, Co Derry, Northern Ireland. She is survived by two sisters, Sheila O'Kane (John) and Rosella Harris; six nieces and nephews, Tracey Pallante, Brian Harris, Kelly Burrows, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Stephen O'Kane and Ann Clark; and 13 grand nieces and nephews: Michael and Jessica Pallante, Cassidy and Bradley Harris, Connor, Aidan and Meghan Burrows, Brigid, Julie, Jimmy and Marie Fitzpatrick, Kamila O'Kane and Jamieson Clark. Ann Marie attended St Luke's Grammar School, St Nicholas of Tolentine High School in the Bronx and graduated from Fordham University. She enjoyed a successful career at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 35 years until her retirement in 1994. Ann Marie was an active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church until moving to Denville. Ann Marie was proud of her Irish heritage. Her first trip to Ireland, with her father in 1965, was the first of 14 trips back home as she would have said. Throughout her life she was an active member and past President of the Co Derry Society of New York. Visiting hours will be held 4.00pm to 8.00pm Thursday, September 27th at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A Funeral Mass will be held 11.00am Friday, September 28th at Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, Pompton Plains. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. www.scanlanfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann Marie's memory to Our Lady of Good Counsel RC Church, 155 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444 would be greatly appreciated by her family.
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