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Friday, April 21, 2023
10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Friday, April 21, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
John F. Corrigan, age 91, passed away on April 18, 2023. John is survived by his wife Patricia, children Tim (Nancy), Michael, Peter (Laurie), Mary Pat and Matt (Mary), grandchildren Brian (Sara), Kevin (Kaiti), Kate, Jack, Liz, John and Jane, and great-grandson Patrick. He also considered Patricia’s children and grandchildren Kate, J. (Marly), David, Gabe, Mary Peyton, JoJo and Rocky to be family. John’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchild were his pride and joy and his lasting legacy. John’s first wife, Patricia, the mother of his children, predeceased him, as did his son Daniel.
John’s parents, Gene and Alice Corrigan, raised him in New York and Charleston, SC, before finally settling in Jacksonville in 1951. He remained close throughout his life to his two brothers Gene and Mike and his sister, Lizanne (Jim), who all survive him. John met Patricia O’Malley when they were both home from college; they married in 1955 and raised their family in Jacksonville, where all of their children still reside. After Patricia died in 2008, Dad met another Patricia, Patricia Lanahan Demeranville, who loved and supported him, and brought joy to his life up to his dying day. She and her family will always be a special part of the Corrigan family.
John was a lawyer’s lawyer. He came up in an era where lawyers learned how to do everything from title work to wills to real estate. But it was trial practice in which John excelled. He handled some of the most complex and important litigation of his time with zeal and a ferocious work ethic, but always maintained the highest level of professionalism. The best tribute a lawyer can receive is the respect and admiration of his adversaries and John always had that. He won many accolades but was especially proud of his selection to the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Florida Bar’s acknowledgement of his 50 years of service as a lawyer.
But if John was a great lawyer, he was an even better person. Whether it be a family member, a friend or even a stranger in need, he would assist in his quiet, understated way, never seeking to highlight his good works. He was also a great teacher, not by words, but by example. John was a devout Catholic and an even more devout Notre Dame fan. May he rest in peace and Go Irish!
The eulogy will begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by the funeral Mass at 11 a.m., on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 515 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the church vestibule. Due to allergies, please, no fragrances. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to acknowledge John’s memory may contribute to Community Hospice or the charity of your choice.