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OBITUARY

Jack Raymond Corcoran

December 12, 1940May 23, 2020

South Portland, ME - Jack Raymond Corcoran, 79, devoted husband to the late Margaret Corcoran, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in South Portland.

Jack was born in Portland Maine on December 10,1940, son of Gerald and Evelyn (Bakke) Corcoran. Jack graduated from Portland High School in 1959 and always worked with automobiles. He was passionate about cars and racing and often took his family to the New England Dragway in Epping New Hampshire. He and Peggy settled in Gorham, where they raised their boys. They attended all their soccer games and continued the tradition by watching their grandchildren play. They were their biggest fans.

Jack was predeceased by his wife, Peggy Corcoran and brother Allan Corcoran. He leaves behind his sisters Diane Hayes and Beth Gallant. Son, James Corcoran (wife Amy), grandchildren, Trevor Corcoran (wife Brittany), Heather Dodge (husband Todd), James Corcoran II (wife Katie) great grandchildren, Anderson Corcoran, Vivian Corcoran, Dominic Dodge and Vincent Dodge. Son, Timothy Corcoran (wife Lenora) grandchild Esme and loving nieces Theresa, Chrissy, Cathy and Gina. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine chapter of Alzheimer’s association.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at the South Portland Nursing home for their attentive care to Jack.

Services

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Kirsten Dorsey

June 11, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Jack later in life and every day that I got to see him was a better day for his smile, and compassion and his love of his family. He was a wonderful man and my sympathies go to his family.

Kirsten Dorsey
Former Manager of the Steward Adult Day Center

Alise Koocher

June 4, 2020

Jack and Peggy were both a big part of our extended family. They both were devoted to their grandchildren Trevor, Heather and Jimmy. Jack always had a project for the kids to help him with and he loved to play with them. Our children always tagged along with the Corcoran kids on visits and our children still to this day refer to jack as “grandpa”. We missed not being able to see him as his illness progressed and am sad he wasn’t able to spend more time with his loved ones these last few months. Jim and Amy, We know he appreciated all the time and care you gave him in his final years.
Alise and Scott

Thomas O'Connor

June 4, 2020

I was just wondering this morning, how is Jack doing. I haven't seen my good friend in a long time. I hoped he was doing well. I'm so sad at finding his obituary that I am having trouble writing this. I remember going to his body shop in Buxton near Foxy's Den Restaurant with him many times and hanging out and occasionally helping him with some project. One day he forgot his key and was just about to kick in the door and was regretting that he would have to buy a new door. I taught him how to kick in a door without damaging it. He was very greatful for that lesson.
He worked on my 64 Oldsmobile after it was hit by someone who didn't stop and he never charged me a cent. He was a great friend and I miss him already. My condolences to his family.

donna felker

June 4, 2020

Shortly after Peggie's death, Jack moved to Yarmouth . While he resided in Yarmouth he renewed friendships with several classmates and friends from Veranda Street who lived in town.
During the time he lived at Bartlett Circle he became actively involved in the Yarmouth community. He attended church services regularly at the First Parish Congregational Church and especially enjoyed the music and singing. Jack was the coffee pourer at the church's Bean Suppers and a regular worker at the Yarmouth Food Pantry. He truly enjoyed everyone and was always a willing and hard worker.
Jack became an active and loving member of the Felker family activities such as boating on Casco Bay, going to camp in Rome on Long Pond, visiting and going out to eat with Helen Maxell, and all holidays and birthday gatherings. Jack especially liked watching Viola Felker in her band and chorus concerts but his true love was his visits and activities with Esme. What was surprising was that he never forgot her name.
We will miss you but we know that you are now with Peggie. Thanks for all your memories.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY