Lifelong Westport resident Lucinda "Cindy" W. Kerrigan, an accomplished athlete, died Monday. She was 53.
Born May 6, 1957, she was the wife of Thomas F. Kerrigan. She was a graduate of Staples High School and attended the University of Bridgeport.
As an athlete, Kerrigan excelled at bowling, rifle shooting, softball and tennis. For many years, she was a shortstop for the Black Duck girls softball team. When she was 12, Kerrigan joined the PAL Junior Rifle Club, where she was not only the youngest but also the only female member. She met her husband at the Rifle Club.
At 32, Kerrigan competed in tennis at the highest amateur level and received a 4.5 level rating from the United States Tennis Association. She was a Pee Wee tennis instructor at Norwalk Health and Racquet Club and also participated in charity events for the Rose of Hope Foundation, Cancer Research and Norwalk Grassroots Tennis.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, TJ Kerrigan and Brian M. Kerrigan, both of Westport; a brother, Lewis A. Wirth III of Westport; two sisters, Sandra W. Beardsley of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Wendy Ann Spencer of Inverness, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Harding Funeral Home, 210 Post Road E. A memorial service is set for 2p.m. Wednesday in Christ and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Whittingham Cancer Center, 24 Stevens St., Norwalk, CT 06856. Online condolences may be left on the Harding Funeral website .
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