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Craig Flagler Palms Funeral Home & Flagler Memorial Gardens

511 Old Kings Road South, Flagler Beach, FL

OBITUARY

John Kenneth Corrigan

September 22, 1932March 22, 2020

John Kenneth Corrigan 87, of Palm Coast, Florida, passed away on March 22, 2020. He was born on September 22, 1932 in Weatherly, Pennsylvania to the late Joseph and Katherine Corrigan (Englehart). As a young man he proudly served in the United States Army in the Army Security Agency. After three years of service he received his honorable discharge and then pursued his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education. John spent his entire career of thirty two years as an educator in the public school system. In 1962, he met his wife and best friend, Helene. They were married in 1964 and built a happy and wonderful life together. In 2002 he and his wife moved to Palm Coast from Binghamton, New York.

John’s greatest love was spending time with his beloved family, especially his granddaughters. He had his pilot’s license and he enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating and computers. His memberships included the New York State Teachers Association of Retirees and Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church.

John was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Paul and Eugene Corrigan. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Helene; daughters, Kelly and her husband Timothy Groves, Stephanie Corrigan; grandchildren, Gabrielle and Juliette; nieces, Karen Rockoff, Patricia Serafin and Nancy Fertenbaugh; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Serafin. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. A memorial mass will be celebrated at a later date.

Services

  • Memorial Mass To Be Scheduled At A Later Date

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Martha Weber

March 26, 2020

Oh how I'm remembering Helene and John's love affair. Remembering John's good works, his great love for his family and his wonderful ways. May God's peace and countenance shine upon you all during this difficult time. Until we meet again.

Kathy & Jerry Mackey

March 26, 2020

Dear Helene and Family,
We were fortunate to meet and know John via his loving Helene, our coworker at WPCS for so many years.
He was always by her side, when there was a social gathering through our school, smiling, joking and being a wonderful and amiable addition to any event.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, at this sad time.
Blessings, Kathy & Jerry Mackey

Nancy Fertenbaugh

March 25, 2020

My Uncle John was one of the most genuine people I ever knew. He loved his family and a dry sense of humor for sure.
We spent many summer vacations together as a family in upstate New York at the 1000 Islands, sharing cabins side by side on the St. Lawrence Seaway. One of my favorite memories, happened almost every summer. My Dad and Uncle John would leave very early each morning to go fishing during our week's vacation. Uncle John would always come over and tap on the window of the room I was in, calling "Bob, Bob, are you ready?". Every summer without fail, I'd have to say "Uncle John, next window!". He will be missed by many. The world truly lost a sweet soul.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY