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Hildegund Culligan

May 6, 1937 — October 30, 2019

North Grosvenordale

NORTH GROSVENORDALE, CT – Hildegund (Jagow) Culligan, 82, of Sunshine Terrace, died Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – University Campus in Worcester, after a battle with cancer.  She is survived by five children, Brenda Carpenter and her husband Daniel of Sturbridge, Jane Galligan of Dudley, Susan Tinsley and her husband William of Webster, Carolyn Denham and her husband Al of Webster, and Danny Barylski and his wife Sylvia of Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Nicholas, Haley, Herbert, Shana, Jessica, Anthony, Robert, Kyle, Sally, Randi, Katie, Travis, Joseph, and Alexander; six great-grandchildren, Nathan, Ian, Zoey, Harper, Tyler, and Odin; and several nephews and nieces.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Sally Rivers who died in 2001; a grandson, Troy Rivers who died in 2019; and her former husband, Alfred Culligan.  She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany, daughter of the late Johann Paul and Mathilde Meta (Balk) Jagow, and lived most of her life in Connecticut.

Ms. Culligan loved quilting, cooking, gardening, and playing bingo.  She was an avid New York Yankees fan, and enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with her daughters every Friday night.

Services are private.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.  Paradis-Givner Funeral Home in Oxford is directing the arrangements.

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