Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Gene M. Corley

June 2, 1953September 28, 2019

On Saturday September 28, 2019, Gene M. Corley (Gigi), loving father, grandfather, husband and friend, sadly passed away at the age of 66. Gene was born on June 2, 1953 in Natick, MA to John D. and Sally Corley. Gene was in the United States Navy and proudly served on the USS Great Sitkin during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. In the late 70’s to mid- 80’s he worked as a heavy machinery and truck mechanic, he could fix anything and everything. Gene could often be found in the garage tinkering with his Harley or working on his truck. He was taught by his father-in-law, Norman, how to hang wallpaper and took pride in his craft. He worked for the Painters and Allied Trades Union up until his retirement. His daughters, Sarah and Jackie were the light of his life. He loved being a father and grandfather more than anything, and every chance he had he would talk about his children and grandchildren to friends, old and new. One of his passions was riding his Harley Davidson, enjoying his annual trip up to Laconia and attending events near and far including Sturgis and Daytona. It was hard for him when his illness no longer allowed him to ride. Gene rooted for the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins, and would watch every game with enthusiasm and excitement. He loved playing pool, talking politics and shooting the breeze. Those who knew Gene knew a man who was kind and caring. He was always cracking jokes, telling longer than necessary stories and loved having a good time with his friends. He had a wonderful smile and a great laugh. He was one of a kind.

Gene was predeceased by his father, John D. Corley Jr., his mother, Sally Corley and his brother John D. Corley III. He is survived by his daughters, Sarah Bustin, her husband John and their children, Emma and Jack; Jackie Allen, husband Billy and their son William; his wife Karen Corley; his brother Bruce Corley and partner Robert Watson; sisters Sally Corley, Johanna Corley and her husband Robert Pascarella; and Erica Corley, his nephews John D. Corley IV and his daughter Victoria; David Corley and his children David Jr. and Chloe; many extended family members, including Norma Atkinson, Deanna Teal and great friends Kirsten Turner and Raymond Vashon and many others.

Relatives and friends will gather to celebrate Gene’s memory on Sunday Oct 6th, 2019 from 1-3pm at Magni Funeral Home, 325 Watertown St., Newton, MA and on Monday Oct 7th, 2019 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Doane Beal and Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main St., Hyannis, MA. Immediately following, we encourage riders to honor Gene and lead the way for his final journey to the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA for a 2:30pm service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs. https://www.magnifuneralhome.com/


  • John D. Corley Jr, Father (deceased)
  • Sally Corley, Mother (deceased)
  • John D. Corley III, Brother (deceased)
  • Sarah and John Bustin, Daughter & Son In-Law
  • Jackie and Billy Allen, Daughter and Son In-Law
  • Emma Corley, Granddaughter
  • Jack Bustin, Grandson
  • William Allen, Grandson
  • Karen Corley, Wife
  • Bruce Corley and Robert Watson, Brother and his partner
  • Sally Corley, Sister
  • Johanna Corley and Robert Pascarella, Sister and Brother In-Law
  • Erica Corley, Sister
  • John D. Corley IV, Nephew
  • David Corley, Nephew
  • Victoria Corley, Grand Niece
  • David Corley, Jr., Grand Nephew
  • Chloe Corley, Grand Niece
  • Gene is also survived by many extended family members, including Norma Atkinson, Deanna Teal and great friends Kirsten Turner and Raymond Vashon and many others.


  • Calling Hours Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Committal Service with Military Honors Monday, October 7, 2019


Gene M. Corley

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Bill Dahlbeck

October 2, 2019

My heart felt condolences to Genes family .
So many memories, Always a friend .
Always a kind soul .
Rest easy my Friend.

Cathy Bergin

October 1, 2019

Oh Gene, so many memories, all the double dates, Sturgis, cookouts and bike rides that never ended, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones, I loved you dearly good friend, Till we meet again

Laura Latanowich

October 1, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss my heart and prayers are with you and your family at this hard time . Gene was and is a lovely man he will be missed by all his friends and family ❤️😢

nancy Hoffman

October 1, 2019

I grow up with Gene,( as we know him as GIGI) , A lot of memories hanging out at his house on Dickerman Rd in Newton and then on Center St.
I'm so sorry for your loss .
RIP Gene
Nancy Hoffman

Rob Carroll

October 1, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with gene in the union for many years. He had a heart of gold. He was the 1st guy to teach me how to install fabrics. Always willing to help. He was fun. A true gentleman. Everyone at Soep painting enjoyed working with him. He will be truly missed. Rest In Peace my friend!