Sally Narrigan, 93, formerly of Wynnewood, a mother and world traveler, died Thursday, Nov. 12, of cancer at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr.
Mrs. Narrigan grew up in Cleveland, where her family was a part of a strong German community. At 15, she joined a student exchange program that took her to Germany for six weeks.
That experience set the stage for a lifetime of travel to Europe, the British Isles, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and destinations in North America.
She made several coast-to-coast trips starting here and was very fond of cruising the seas. She especially enjoyed Atlantic crossings. On one such trip, she traveled aboard the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2.
As an offshoot of her passion for travel, Mrs. Narrigan worked part-time as a travel agent for several years at the Raymond and Whitcomb agency on the Main Line.
Mrs. Narrigan graduated from Skidmore College in 1944. She majored in English and German, played on several sports teams and was president of the student athletic association.
In 1944, she married Richard H. Narrigan. The two lived in Cleveland for several years before moving to Narberth and then Wynnewood. They retired to Beaumont at Bryn Mawr in 2004. He died in 2011.
Mrs. Narrigan loved classical and big-band music as well as Broadway show tunes.
She served as Girl Scout and Cub Scout troop leader, was active in the PTA of Narberth Public School and was dean and elder of the Narberth Presbyterian Church.
She sponsored several children overseas in their attempt to rise from poverty.
In person, Mrs. Narrigan was "quiet, reserved and self-sufficient," said daughter Deborah. "She liked looking nice. She was very warm and loving."
Besides her daughter, Mrs. Narrigan is survived by sons Thomas, William, and James and 10 grandchildren.
A memorial service is to be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Narberth Presbyterian Church, 205 Grayling Ave. Burial is private.
Donations may be made to Skidmore College, North Hall, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866 for the Yellow Rose Fund in memory of Sally Narrigan, or to ChildFund International, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, Va. 23294.