Michael Corcoran

April 28, 1955February 17, 2013

Michael Corcoran, 57

Bridgton - Michael Francis Corcoran Sr. "DAD" passed away in his Bridgton home, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, February 17, 2013, after a courageously fought battle with cancer.

Michael was born to Madaline Alice (Carlton) Corcoran and Francis Earl Corcoran on April 28, 1955, and grew up in North Yarmouth. He attended Greely High School and made many lifelong friendships there. He married Marla Susan Arris of Yarmouth on September 2, 1978, and enjoyed 35 years of marriage despite driving his wife crazy over his obsession with vintage western movies.

He founded and operated the Michael Corcoran Painting Company. It was a well-known fact that if a family member or friend needed work Michael always had a job available for them. A few years after his son, Michael was born Mike started a new phase of his life with the Michael Corcoran & Son Excavation Company. He stepped away from running his own business to spend more quality time with his family, the joy of his life. To that end, he built a camp in Dexter, Maine for family gatherings and it quickly became their home away from home during the summer months. But his favorite place to relax was in Lovers Key, Fort Myers, Florida, and it holds many special memories for his family and friends. Michael thoroughly enjoyed salt water fishing while there. He took two of his closest friends to Lovers Key for a last vacation before he and his wife helped them on their own final journeys.

Michael was a very kind, generous, giving man and a friend to all who knew him. He will be truly missed by his family, his friends and most of all by his wife who has lost the love of her life.

Michael is survived by his loving wife Marla; daughters: Amy McNear, Nicole Corcoran-Allen, Whitney Corcoran; son Michael, Jr.; grandchildren (who all called him Dad): Eric, Antonia, Ella, Lily, Dylan, Connor, Eliana and Jenessa; one great-grandchild, Noel. Also, his sister Lynda Maloney; brothers Dennis (Marsha), Steve (Myat), and Francis; mother-in-law Autumn Arris, father-in-law Gerald Arris, Leslie Heselton, friend and mother of Amy and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. He is predeceased by his parents Madeline and Francis Corcoran, grandparents Bruse and Jessie Corcoran, Harry Carlton and Mary Carlton, uncles Gerald Corcoran, Horace Corcoran, Norman Corcoran and Eugene Corcoran and his loving sister Deborah Corcoran.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday February 23, 2013 from 10 – 11 AM followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. A celebration of Michael's life will follow at the AMVETS Hall on North Road, in Yarmouth. Please visit to view a video collage of Michael’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

Marla would like to extend her gratitude to the Androscoggin Hospice and her family for their loving care and support.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to: Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, 29 Lowell Street, 5th Floor, Lewiston, ME 04240. Telephone: (207) 795-8250.

You followed your dreams. We love and miss Dad, always and forever! XO


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Gathering and Visitation Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Celebration of Life and Reception Saturday, February 23, 2013

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whitney Corcoran

December 9, 2015

Hey daddy man I had surgery today was out and woke up dreaming crying of u. I'll b OK two more to go I miss u soooo much wish u were there u were there but in another way. I love u with all my heart n miss u like crazy war up cry in asking for my mom n dad so mom was there I was with u while I had it cause I saw u wine up cryin I love u soooo much and keep prayin on it all miss u dad love u words can't explain xoxoxoxo I'll see u again when we meet love u xoxoxo


August 4, 2015

you must be so proud of marla....she got a new car!! we are all so happy for her! we just love her so much and want the best for her :) i love and miss you forever mike..xoxo

August 2, 2015

I love you babe... miss you so much. xoxoxo

June 21, 2015

Happy Fathers Day hon miss you always xoxoxo

April 29, 2015

Well hon today you would be 60,I wonder what you would be thinking of that. Of course I miss you still and always. I hope you saw the balloons. I love you forever. Think of you all the time. xoxoxoxo


April 7, 2015

well its mud season..could use your know this driveway all too well :) happy easter mike..miss you forever...i love you..xoxo

April 6, 2015

Uncle Michael, I miss you so much! Wish you were here with us. I thought of you all day yesterday Easter...I know your with us a lot. I feel you and almost can hear you laughing. Hope all is well in your peaceful home and please tell everyone I said hi and I love them.
Forever missing you!!
Cindy xxoo

whitney corcoran

March 3, 2015

I love you dad we miss u so much everyday. Nessa misses you and she is getting so big and fast. Cant stand u not being around down here. I love u so much dad xoxoxo love whitney n nessa

whitney corcoran

March 2, 2015

Hi dad. I love u and miss u so much. Wish i could talk to u i miss being able to call u to talk or mess around with u hear that voice and see that ear to ear smile. Got my license back and got ur truck registered and etc. Me and tom are fixing the little things it needed no big problems. Wish u could meet him u have along time ago but not like it is. U would like him like everyone else. U be proud of me, mike, mom, nicole all doing ok besides not having u around. Miss u so frigin much it sucks it hurts its a big empty hole in my heart. Was really different really depressed still am here and there but werent to sure how to deal with stuff and it just gets built up inside. U looking over us all and i know that i just miss my dad, my best friend, my hero and i hate it. I never ever wanted to experience this pain hurt. I wrote another message but it didnt send it may have been to long i dont know. So gonna get nessa ready for school ill write later. Keeping shinning and smiling and looking down on me I LOVE U SO MUCH and miss u xoxoxoxo. Your babygurl Whitney

jennessa gaston

March 2, 2015