Ryan Patrick Carrigan (1972 - 2018)

Obituary
  • "I'm very sorry for the loss of Ryan, you can always find..."
    - Ana
  • "My deepest sympathies. May the God of all comfort..."
    - Olimpia Lam
  • "My most sincere condolences to the family of Ryan"
    - Douglas Mashke
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    - Dorothy Oswald
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    - Vincenzo Rocchio

It is with great sadness that the family of Ryan Patrick Carrigan announces his sudden passing on June 29, 2018, at 46 years old. Ryan was born on May 25, 1972. He was a 6th generation Sarasota native, graduated from The Prew Academy in Sarasota, and studied at The University of Central Florida in Orlando. A well-respected 3rd generation marine industry veteran, Ryan spent his professional career in the boat manufacturing and retail boat business. He traveled extensively throughout his career and enjoyed great relationships and friendships both nationally and internationally. Ryan was passionate about the outdoors. He spent countless hours on the water, and underwater, while boating, fishing, and diving with family and friends. His birth and chosen family were of the utmost importance in his life. He had a huge heart, as well as an infectious smile and laugh. Ryan had a long list of those who were proud to call him their best friend. Ryan is survived by parents, Michael and JoAnn Carrigan of Sarasota; longtime forever love, April Irene Donelson; sister Colleen Carrigan of Takoma Park, MD; brother Michael Carrigan, Jr. (Teresa) of Sarasota; sister Erin Carrigan of Sarasota; sister Katy Carrigan of Sarasota; nephew Sean Michael Carrigan of Sarasota; and his four legged best friend, Ace. A Celebration of Ryan's Life will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Phillippi Estate Park Mansion, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. The Carrigan family invites friends and family to visit between 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. to celebrate a life well-lived. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ryan's honor to The Genesis Reef Project c/o Ryan Carrigan, P.O. Box 3811, Sarasota, FL 34230-3811.
Published in the Miami Herald on July 11, 2018