A memorial mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church on Saturday, June 19, at 1 p.m. for Marie T. Corcoran. Mrs. Corcoran died peacefully of natural causes on April 24, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Haverford, Pa., but an in-person service could not be held at that time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Born in Glen Ridge, Mrs. Corcoran grew up in Montclair and lived in Verona from 1965 to 2014 before moving to West Caldwell. She graduated from Mount Saint Dominic Academy in 1953 and St. Michael’s School of Nursing.
A lifelong caregiver to family and friends, she was a registered nurse in the Essex County area for many years, retiring in 1998. She was most proud of her Irish heritage and her grandchildren, followed by her love of art and trips to Atlantic City, especially when she won.
Mrs. Corcoran was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Parish and the OLL Healthcare Ministry, Verona Consignment Shop and the Women of Irish Heritage. She also served on the Verona Service League Board.
Mrs. Corcoran was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Eugene Corcoran, Sr., parents, Patrick and Nora (nee Keigher) Kelly and siblings, Betty Sweeney and John, Mike and Patrick Kelly.
Her son, Patrick Corcoran, passed away in October 2020.
She is survived by her loving children Theresa O’Donnell (Jack), Mary Ellen Corcoran, Noreen Sullivan (Kevin), Eugene Corcoran, Jr. (Kathy) and Colleen Dougherty (Tom); cherished grandchildren, Patrick Corcoran, Jr., Thomas Corcoran (Sam), Kelly Huff (Jason), Erin Meier (Claude), Maura, Kyle and Ceara Bogue, Monica and Sean Sullivan, Christopher, Jack and Caroline Corcoran and Maggie, Brian, Owen and Marykate Dougherty; and adored great-grandchildren, Kieran Corcoran and Aiden Meier.
In her memory, donations to either Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road Second Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or the Our Lady of the Lake Endowment Fund, 22 Lakeside Ave., Verona, NJ 07044 would be appreciated.