Dr. Suzanne LeBel Corrigan

30 May, 195022 May, 2021

Suzanne LeBel Corrigan, MD

Dr. Suzanne L. Corrigan, age 70, died on Saturday May 22, 2021 in the comfort of her own home and surrounded by the love of her family, and support of her beloved husband of over 46 years, John James Corrigan III.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on May 30, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Jeannette & Emile LeBel. The oldest of four children, she has always been a trailblazer. A brilliant scholar throughout school, she found her calling in life early when she declared she wanted to be a doctor in elementary school. With the support of her parents she eagerly pursued her dream to become a pediatrician, as she truly believed that “children are the hope of the future and of our world, and it means a lot to me to be able to participate in their growth process”. She graduated as class valedictorian from high school, and then attended Regis College for her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. During her senior year she met the love of her life, and graduated magnum cum laude. She then attended Boston University’s School of Medicine for her first 2 years, and after getting married, moved to Texas to complete her last 2 years of medical school at UT Southwestern Dallas. She completed her Residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas/UTSW. After which she became a prominent and well respected pediatrician in the Dallas area. She also served in multiple leadership positions during her career including past president of the Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas, Chairperson of Public Relations for the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), as well as serving on several National Committee’s for the AAP. She retired well before she planned, due to prolonged illness, but kept her medical license active and her mind sharp.

With all of her success and career accolades, she would still say that her greatest joy and accomplishment was being an amazing mother to her 3 children, and a wonderful memere to her 4 grandchildren. Serving always as a source of inspiration and guidance, her 2 daughters followed in her footsteps and became pediatricians as well, and her son a successful patent attorney.

She is survived by her best friend and husband, John James Corrigan III; her eldest daughter Nicole Corrigan-Garrett, MD and Scott Garrett, and their 2 children, Luke (8 yo) and Claire (6 yo), her youngest daughter Danielle Corrigan Beachler, MD and Nicholas Beachler, and their 2 children, Steel (5 yo) and Sterling (3 yo), and her son John James Corrigan IV, Esq; her 2 brothers, Denis LeBel, and Gerald and Wendy Lebel; and their 2 children Brittani and Rachael LeBel; her sister Francine and Richard Noel, and their 2 children Renee and Garrett Keimig, and Michael and Corrine Noel; and her 2 sisters-in-law Mary Corrigan, PhD, and Susie and Dev Malik and their children Ian and Chase; her aunt Jill Mullin; and her cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeanette and Emile Lebel, and by her mother and father-in-law, Vivian and John James Corrigan II.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Alma Martinez, for providing love and compassionate care over the last 4 years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, PO Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391 - 0888 or online at to support scholarships in memory of Suzanne LeBel Corrigan, MD.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 26 May , 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, 27 May , 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, 27 May , 2021


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Anthony Kurialacherry

27 May 2021

"Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." — Mother Teresa

John, this is Tony. Your friend Andrew's Dad. We moved to Texas in 2000 from Georgia. After the high school graduation your family had invited Andrew for a weeks vacation to Hawaii. Your Mom was there and Andrew always talk about your loving family. We are very sorry to hear the sad news. Your mother will be greatly missed and we are sorry for your loss. Annie joins me to convey our deepest condolences and prayers to your Dad and sisters.

Don Hanley

26 May 2021

My condolences to Sue’s family and all those who knew and loved her.

I dated Sue for several years while she attended Regis. She was a warm, generous and caring person with a great sense of humor, easy laugh and endearing giggle. I remember her pre-Med classmates telling me of the time they were about to sacrifice and dissect mice in their biology lab. Sue held her mouse in both hands, felt it’s warm body and beating heart and became quite emotional. They told it to me as a humorous story but I didn’t laugh. Instead I was struct by Sue’s humanity and thought—that’s the doctor I want caring for my child.

Cynthia Ward

25 May 2021

Our hearts are saddened at the lost of our UTSW alumna. On behalf of all of us at UT Southwestern Medical Center I extend to her family our deepest sympathy for their loss.

Barbara Durso

24 May 2021

So very sorry to see this. I crossed paths with Dr. Corrigan professionally over the years. She was a lovely person and a tireless advocate for children. She will be missed.

Jan Goss

24 May 2021

Suzanne was a peer of mine. As an Ob/Gyn I referred my new mothers to her for their pediatric care. I even had my own children see her as their pediatrician. She was not just a brilliant doctor, she was a warm, caring human being! I was proud to know and work with Suzanne. My condolences to the family. Dr. Jan Goss