BANGOR – Sara E. Carrigan, 83, born Dec. 13, 1924, lived a long and fulfilling life, and went to be with the Lord March 6, 2008. Sara was president of National Alliance for Mental Illness, NAMI, for 10 years and fought hard for the mentally ill and their families. It was Sara’s passion and hard work that touched so many in the community. Through rain, shine or snow, Sara never missed a meeting with NAMI so she could fight for the rights of the people who so desperately needed them. On Oct. 7, 2001, NAMI held Bangor’s first and only candlelight vigil in special recognition for their outstanding NAMI member. Sara will be sadly missed by all her grandchildren; and special friends, including one of honorable mention, Billy Cotter of Orrington. She will be most sadly missed by Charles A., Jeanne M., Gerald F. and Merry E. Carrigan, two sets of twins born to Sara. Family and friends are welcome to attend a special service in honor of their mother 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Calvary Chapel, 154 River Road, Orrington, presented by Ken Graves.