Evelyn "Sue" Harrigan

November 15, 1934 - January 22, 2021

Evelyn “Sue” Marie Harrigan passed into eternal life on January 22, 2021. Sue was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 15, 1934 to Evelyn Bel and Vincent Lagattuta. She graduated from Dominican High School and Loyola University in New Orleans. She taught elementary school in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana and in Beaumont, Texas for 35 years. She was an active member in Delta Kappa Gamma Society for Outstanding Women Educators.

Sue’s passion in life was tennis and she was an excellent, competitive player. She taught all 3 of her daughters how to play and love the game. One of her favorite things to do was to take her daughters and their friends to tournaments across the state. She was one of six local women to play in the Junior League sponsored Texas Tennis Tournament of the Stars in 1975. She and daughter, Patti, reached the national level in the Mother-Daughter Tournament that was played at Flushing Meadows during the US Open. She was fun-loving and enjoyed family vacations across the country and abroad. She loved going back to her roots and spending time with her family and friends in her beloved New Orleans.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Vincent Louis Lagattuta, Jr., daughter, Patti Marie Parrott and son-in-law, Larry Del Santo. She is survived by her husband, William Patrick, of 62 years; daughters, Kelli Del Santo and Lesli Howland (Charles) and son-in-law, Roger Parrott. Her grandchildren, Larry Del Santo (Chris), Catherine Del Santo Davis (Nik), Will Del Santo, Ryan Harrigan (Kacie), Aaron Long (Lindsie), Daniel Long (Whitney), Patrick Long (Abigayle), Kelly Howland, Mallory Howland and great-granddaughter, Eloise Marie Davis. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.

A gathering of Mrs. Harrigan’s family and friend will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 30, 2021, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, with a private family committal to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

The family wishes to thank Angela Scott and her staff at Brookdale Dowlen Oaks for their thoughtful and loving care for over 5 years, the Texas Home Health Hospice nurses and tennis friends who visited her frequently. Also, a special thanks to her dear friend on-and-off the court, Sue Simcox, for all her love and support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC) at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or make a memorial donation for Sue Harrigan at www.mdanderson.org/gifts; or to The Patti Harrigan Parrott Scholarship Endowment, C/O LIT Foundation, P.O. Box 10085, Beaumont, TX 77710 or make a donation using the link and the Donation Information Section please specify Patti Harrigan Parrott. https://www.sagepayments.net/sagenonprofit/shopping_cart/forms/donate.asp?M_id=422424393617

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Vincent Lagattuta

I will miss my only Aunt on my fathers side of the family but I have volumes of memories of Aunt Sue and my cousins and Uncle Pat. Love you Aunt Sue, May God bless you and and your family and Rest In Peace.

Patrice Rabalais

Praying for comfort for the family. I meet Sue when she and I served communion at St. Jude. Loved her New Orleans accent, her love and laughter for life, and pride in her family. She loved to give updates through the years. I loved that she had a necklace instead of a college ring for Pat’s college years. She used to wear this often.

Pamela S Saur

Our sincere condolences to Pat Harrigan and other family members. Sue was a dedicated educator whose teaching had a great impact on our area. From Pam and Steve Saur

Dionne Fontenot

Pat, Please accept our condolences to you and your family. May you and your family find comfort in the fond memories you share of Sue. She was a very special lady. Dionne and Billy Fontenot

Lynn and Jerry Reardon

We are so sorry for your loss Kelli-our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family -hugs to you all! God bless and Rest In Peace Sue.

Judy Hammond

So sorry for your loss. I hope many happy memories will bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Tanya & Michael Lee

To Pat and Lesli and the Harrigan family - we are sad to hear of Sue's passing. She was always such a smart and fun lady who loved and was much loved by her family and friends. She will live in your hearts forever.

Kathie Duty

Pat, Kelli and Lesli, There are only very fond memories I have of being with Sue. For years, we carpooled together and shared many life events. She was always so upbeat and easy going whether we were at school, at the beach or taking a trip. What a sweetheart! May you and your family feel the peace that only God can give. With love, Kathie

Ann Cranor Bernard

To Mr. Harrigan, Leslie and family, Please accept my sincere condolences. Mrs. Harrigan was a lovely and elegant lady. She leaves behind the legacy of an equally lovely family.

Gerry and Terry McGovern

We are so sorry . I go way back in years to playing tennis. She was a lot better than me but a nice person to be around and a lot of fun. She told a lot of stories about New Orleans that I enjoyed. Sue will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pat and family.