Richard J. Corcoran

December 24, 1944March 28, 2013
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Mr. Richard J. Corcoran, age 68, of Rowley, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home after a 10-month battle with cancer. He was the husband of Carolyn M. (Thornton) Corcoran, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Kane) Corcoran. He graduated from St. Mary’s Boys High School, Lynn, Class of 1962, and was co-captain of the football team in the 1961 season. He then attended St. Anselm’s College and graduated from Northeastern University. He lived in Rowley for the past 39 years. Richard joined the United States Marine Corps in 1964, and served in Vietnam where was wounded in action and received the Purple Heart. From 1968 to 2008, Richard worked as a production manager at General Electric Company, first in Everett and then in the River Works Plant, Lynn. He coached Pop Warner in Lynn during the 1966-67 season. He was instrumental in forming the Rowley Youth Soccer League, which became the Triton Youth Soccer, and was a coach for 10 years. He also served for seven years as a League Town Director. He was a past member of A.O.H. Division 10, Lynn, and of the Rowley V.F.W. Post 5707. He enjoyed cribbage and poker, gardening, reading, cooking, traveling to Ireland, and playing with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife he leaves two daughters Kathleen “Katie” Diamond and her husband Tony of Hamburg, NY, and Colleen Ferrarini and her husband Thomas of Bradford, two sons Sean Corcoran and Terrence Corcoran both of Rowley, his siblings Priscilla Corcoran, Michael Corcoran and Margaret Wilson all of Lynn, William Corcoran and his wife Kathi of Winthrop, and Lawrence Corcoran of Malden. He leaves his grandchildren Sophia and Gabriella Ferrarini and Matthew Diamond, his step-grandchildren Nathan Diamond and Carrie Diamond, his mother-in-law Gertrude Thornton of Peabody, a sister-in-law Bette Andre and her husband John of Peabody, a brother-in-law John Thornton and his wife Mary of Naples, FL, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home 157 Maple Street, Lynn on Wednesday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn at 10:00 AM. Relatives and friends invited. Visiting hours Tuesday 4-8 PM. Donations in his memory may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 3, 2013

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Kathleen Babin-johnson

April 23, 2013

Marge and Family;
So sorry and sad to hear about Dickie's passing, he was always a great big smile in my day at GE, he kept things and life in perspective.

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April 6, 2013

Sorry I was unable to attend the services for Dick. Just got home and heard the news of your sad loss. Dick was one of the good guys in our Plant IV family. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and family.

Cheryl Bassett, Swampscott, Massachusetts

David Smith '62

April 5, 2013

From almost the day I arrived at St. Marys I considered Richie to be he most courageous of my classmates . That opinion was established when after our long walk up to PIne Hill for freshman football practice I watched this smallest of our lineman, at right guard I believe, block the bigger guy in front of him then run down the filed in front of the runner and block somebody else---and obviously think nothing of it.

I will never forget that display of courage and determination to give his very best to the challenge at hand. He was an inspiration to me. I am not surprise to see him pictured in a Marine uniform with that same expression of determination.

To all who loved him may the good memories that now bring pain soon return to their rightful "job description" for when they do he will come back to you.

April 5, 2013

God bless you.

Liz Carnevale

April 4, 2013

Our condolences to all of you. Sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Liz and Dennis Czyzycki Carnevale

Kevin Kelaher

April 3, 2013

Please accept my sincere condolences. I am sorry I was not able to attend the services, but please know that my thoughts are with you and your family.

Ric Shanahan

April 2, 2013

I will miss you Dick. We certainly had a lot of fun at GE.
Ric and Debbie Shanahan

John Magner

April 2, 2013

I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences. Semper Fi!.