In Loving Memory
Arlene M. Corrigan
2/11/1928 -4/24/2013



Lancaster- Arlene Mabel Corrigan, 85, of Lancaster, NH passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013 at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. Arlene was born February 11, 1928, the daughter of Irving and Marion Grace Jones of Gorham. Arlene graduated from Gorham High School. Shortly thereafter she met the love of her life Thomas Corrigan of Gorham. They were married on September 9, 1946. Her husband of 59 years passed away in May, of 2005.

Arlene and her husband operated the Sears Catalog Store, in Lancaster, for 25 years before their retirement. Her hobbies included word puzzles, reading, and baking cakes.

She loved old movies, big band music and bird watching. She often shared stories of growing up in a different era and how things have changed as time goes on.

Arlene is survived by her five children, Maryrose Corrigan of Lancaster; Mitchell Corrigan and his wife Nita of Merrimack, NH; Colleen Truland and her husband Kevin of Lancaster; Matthew Corrigan and his wife Heather of Lancaster; and Patricia Wyman and her husband Kenneth of Goffstown, NH.:11 grand children and 11 great grand children: She is also survived by six siblings: Ida Wheeler and husband Ed of Danville, VT; Joan Donaldson of Gorham, NH; Patty Kovalik and husband Eli of Somersworth, NH; Pearl Pelletier and husband Herman of Milton, NH; Jenafor P Raynes of Las Vegas, NV; and John Jones of Dayton, OH; She was predeceased by her brother Robert Jones (wife Helen) of Dover NH.

Arlene was also predeceased by a special woman in her life that she and her husband cared for in her later years Margaret Cummings of Pictou, Nova Scotia Canada.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, April 26 from 6-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 27 at 11 AM at All Saints Catholic Church with the Reverend Daniel Deveau officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Lancaster Humane Society, Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Online Condolences
From: mary jo berube   underhill vt
Relationship:  friend /classmate of Maryrose

My sympathy to all of you in this very sad time in yoiur lives.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Penny Noyes   Lancaster N.H.
Relationship:  Longtime family friend-Pipeliner daughter

To the entire Corrigan family and it's extended members, I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved Mother,Grandmother and Great Grandmother..Arlene was one of the kindest most loyal friends my family ever had.I go way back with the Corrigans.My Dad "Stubby" was a member of the Lancaster station for the Portland Pipeline.Lots of fond memories of Tom,Art Redmond,Merle Tenney,Al Haney,Chet Rowe and Herman"The Shadow" Emery.Most are gone but not forgotten in my heart..Growing up as a pipeliner kid I made friendships with other children of pipeliners who are still my friends...Tom and Arlene were perfect role models for their children and future members of the Corrigan Clan..God watch over you now and always.A friend for life..Penny
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: John & Gloria Brooks   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Friends

We will remember Arlene as a wonderful neighbor and friend. We were "across the street" neighbors for 18 years. We remember many wonderful times together with our growing families keeping us all close. We send our heartfelt prayers to all at this time of your loss.. She is in our Lord's Hands.. God Bless you all.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Biscom   Chelmsford MA
Relationship:  Co-worker

Dear Mitch & Family, We are truly saddened to hear of the recent passing of your mother. We want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. Please know that we are all thinking of you during this very difficult time. Your Friends & Co-workers, Biscom, Inc.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Eileen and Stephen Shepherd    Nashua
Relationship:  friends

Mitch, Our thoughts are with you and your family. Eileen and Stephen
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: JoAnn (Nolette) Felisme   Manchester NH
Relationship:  Classmate of Matt Corrigan's

Dear Matt & family..sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Alice Simonds Reilly   Lancaster nh
Relationship:  family friend

My sincere condolences to the Corrigan family. I have so many wonderful and fun memories of Arlene. Their house on Portland Street was my second home. I know the family will all have their own special memories. My thoughts and prayers are sent to all of you.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Sharon and Gary Chamberlain   Danville VT
Relationship:  friend

Maryrose and family, Gary and I want to extend our sincere sympathy to you on your loss. Mothers are so special to us and I know Arlene will be greatly missed. Sharon and Gary
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Anne Simonds Normandeau   North Berwick Maine
Relationship:  Friend

Dear Colleen and family, Bob and I were sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.You and Your family are in our thoughts at this sad time.
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Penny Curtis Robinson   No. Conway NH
Relationship:  High School friend

Maryrose, I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts are ertainly with you and your family. Penny
Sent:  4/25/2013
From: Doug.Beaton   Lancaster New Hampshire
Relationship:  Friend

Matt and family.So sorry for you and your family's lost of your Mother.You and your family are in my thought's and prayers.God bless.
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Dick&Kay Webster   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Friend

To The Corrigan Family; We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a wonderful person. I will always cherish the memories of the time we spent together. Love you all.
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Priscilla Cliche   Zimmerman Minnesota
Relationship:  Friend

To all of the Corrigan Family My Deepest Sympathy is extended to all of you at this sad time.I will always remember the great times we had with your Mom and Dad years ago when we were alot younger, the parties and other social events that we went to. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all and I know that your Dad is waiting for your Mom to be together again, Keep all of the good memories in your hearts.
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: jack colon   nashua nh
Relationship:  friend

from all the guys in the kitchen at nashua country club we send our deepest condolences dougie u r in thoughts and prayers
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Pete and Nancy Marshall   Northumberland NH
Relationship:  Neighbor

My Dad Chester Rowe and Tom Corrigan both were employed by the Portland Pipeline and we were fortunate to be neighbors of Tom and Arlene Corrigan for several years. We share many good memories with them and their family, which will always be held close to my heart. As a young person I loved to sit at Arlene's kitchen table and watch her make beautiful roses that she placed upon her homemade cakes that were masterpieces. Sending fond thoughts and sympathy to Arlene's family....God Bless.
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Mary Williams   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Casey's fiance / Kamden Corrigan's mother

I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the Corrigan family. Also Kamden will always be reminded or how much his great grandmother loved and cared for him and his sister. I will make sure to tell the children all the good memories that they shared with her so she will always live on in their hearts.Words will never be able to explain how greatful i am to have met her and to have had her apart of not just my life (for almost 2 1/2 years)but also my childrens. You will be greatly missed, and you will never be forgotten.
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Dorothy Hodgdon   Guildhall VT
Relationship:  friend of the family

I am so sorry to hear of Arlene's passing. I am sitting hear trying to decide what story i should tell. I guess I would start off with the many many evenings that my brother Steve and I would go to Maryroses and babysit the boys. Then as we got alittle older we would go to Arlene and Toms and play cards till the wee hours of the night. I think we were there way after midnight and would have to get up to go to school in the morning. Was always fun going to her home and visit with her. Just remember the wonderful times and the fun every one had up there on the hill. God has taken her hand and has got her back with Tom, and they are truely united in the hands of our LORD once again..........GOD bless each one of you kids...Naughty Dottie
Sent:  4/26/2013
From: Paul and Aurore Hood   Lancaster New Hampshire 03584
Relationship:  Old Friends

To the Family: Paul and I were sad to read about Arlene's demise. We had some great times and great laughs with Arlene and Tom in the "old days". They were a wonderful friends. We offer our sincere sympathy to all of you. God be with you at this sad time.
Sent:  4/27/2013
From: Sally Pratt  
Relationship:  friend

So sorry about your loss. Arlene was certainly a lovely lady. No matter how much you know this is inevitable, you are never ready for it. My heart goes out to the whole family. I know the struggle you all went through for the last month.
Sent:  4/28/2013
From: Ann and Dick Lavers   Fitchburg MA
Relationship:  classmate of Maryrose

Dear Maryrose and family, Dick and I would like to extend our sympathy to your family in the loss of your Mom. Cherish your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Ann and Dick Lavers
Sent:  4/29/2013
From: SHERRY DEYETTE   Groveton NH
Relationship:  friend

Corrigan family I have many memories of spending time with the Corrigan family...Arlene was a great lady and a lot of fun.. I especially remember when my mom and her would talk on the phone for hours at night. She will be missed by all who knew her..Sherry
Sent:  4/30/2013
From: Pauline and Bob Tuttle   jefferson nh
Relationship:  friends

Our sincere sympathy goes out to all of you! Your mother was always such a warm and caring person. We remember her from the store, she was always so pleasant. You are in our prayers!
Sent:  4/30/2013
From: Mike and Elaine Gainer   Jefferson New Hampshire
Relationship:  Friends

To All... So sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May good memories and cherished moments sustain you. Sending you peace and hugs!
Sent:  5/1/2013

Sent:  5/1/2013
From: Jim Balch   Litchfield NH
Relationship:  Friend

Matt & Family, Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.
Sent:  5/3/2013
From: Norma Roberts   Lancaster NH
Relationship:  Friend

Sending love and prayers to this great Family...Had lots of great times with Tom and Arlene........NORMA
Sent:  5/6/2013
From: Jeff Woodburn    Dalton NH
Relationship:  Friend

My condolences in your loss.I hold you in my prayers.
Sent:  6/13/2013
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