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Mary Arlene Corrigan

Mary Arlene

Died: Aug. 17, 2013; in Streator

RANSOM – Mrs. Mary Arlene Corrigan, 91, of Ransom, died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 17, 2013, at Liberty Village, Streator, while surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church, Ransom, with the Rev. Gabriel Msoka officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ransom.

Mrs. Corrigan was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Seneca, the daughter of Herman and Margaret (Kelly) Wallace. She married Arthur J. Corrigan Nov. 29, 1942, in Seneca. He preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1998.

Arlene had been employed at the Seneca Shipyard during World War II, Westclock in La Salle and for 19 years at Owens - Illinois Glass Co., Streator.

She was an active member of St. Patrick’s Church, Ransom, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

Arlene loved to sew and had helped with her daughter’s craft business.

Later in life, she was a member of the Ransom Senior Citizens group and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas.

She attended St. Patrick’s Grade School and was a graduate of Seneca High School with the Class of 1940.

Mrs. Corrigan is survived by one daughter, Peggy (Frank) Francisco of rural Ransom; two sons, Jack (Vickie) Corrigan of La Salle, and Frank (Carol) Corrigan of rural Ransom; grandchildren Jennifer (Tim) Doerr, John Corrigan, Kris (Gary) Johnson, Jim Corrigan, Tony Francisco, Karen (Chad Colby) Corrigan, Kevin (Katie) Corrigan, Jeff Corrigan, Kurt Corrigan, JoDee Fleming, and Jeana Griffith; great-grandchildren Sonya Moyer, Jacob Moyer, Adleigh Corrigan, Bristol Corrigan-Colby, Amy Corrigan, Jordan Corrigan, William Corrigan, Lakota Meagher, Madalyn Halm, Matt Johnson, Andrea Johnson and Danelle Johnson; one sister, Helen Meseroll of Princeton Junction, N.J.; a nephew, Dennis Meseroll, and a niece, Mary Margaret (Doug) Dennis; and a sister-in-law, Matilda Wallace of Washington W.V.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, Art; one brother, Gerald “Buddy” Wallace; and a brother-in-law, Vince Meseroll.

Pallbearers will be Jim, Kevin, Jeff and Kurt Corrigan, Tony Francisco, and Tim Doerr.

Memorials may be made to the Seneca Food Pantry or to the La Salle Veterans Home Activity Fund.

Hagi Funeral Home, 205 High St., Streator, is in charge of arrangements. 

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