In Loving Memory of Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran

County Kerry, Ireland
October 19, 2018
Southport, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


St. Thomas Aquinas Church

Mass of Christian Burial

1719 Post Road,
CT 06824

Saturday, October 27, 2018 11:00 a.m.


St. Thomas Cemetery

Mill Plain Road,
CT 06824

October 27, 2018

Family Gathering


Swim Across the Sound

2800 Main Street,
CT 06606

Margaret M. Corcoran

Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran, of Southport, beloved wife of the late James J. Corcoran, passed away peacefully Friday, October 19, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Born in County Kerry, Ireland, the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget O’Connell, she had been a Fairfield and Southport resident since 1955. Peggy retired as a Ward Secretary for the Carolton Chronic and Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield. She was an active long-time member of the Gaelic American Club where she sang in the Glee Club. Peggy was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, and later, St. Thomas Aquinas Church. She loved knitting scarves for family, friends and many charities. In her later years, Peggy enjoyed staying in touch with her many family and friends both home and abroad through Facebook. Survivors include three beloved children, James J. Corcoran and his wife Betsy Reid of Lincoln, MA, Patrick W. Corcoran and Jan Buck of Elon, NC and Mary M. McCartney of Fairfield; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Corcoran of Dover, DE; a sister, Hannah McInerney of Meath, Ireland; seven grandchildren, Laura, Charlie, Kellye, Sean, Christopher, Katlyn and Shannon; two great-grandchildren, Ben and Ethan; and many supportive nieces, nephews and cousins both in the United States and Ireland. In addition to her loving husband James, she was predeceased by a son, Daniel Corcoran, great-grandson Jaxson and eleven brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to the medical staff of 9 North at St. Vincent’s for the compassionate care provided to Peggy during her stay. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit As Peggy often said on Facebook, "to all my family and friends all over the world, stay safe and may God hold you all in the palm of his hand."

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10 Guestbook Entries for Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran

  1. Dear Corcoran Family:
    My deepest sympathy and love to you all on the loss of your Beloved Peggy. May she Rest in the arms of the Good Lord.

  2. Our sincerest condolences to the Corcoran family. May cherished memories of times spent together carry you through this difficult time.

  3. Dear Aunty Peggy, may you find peace and everlasting joy with husband Jim and all your deceased relatives in heaven. RIP.

  4. Dear Jim,Danny, Pat and Mary
    I’ve been thinking about your loving mother Peggy since we’ve always went to church together. My deepest sympathy and love to your loss. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Mary and family,
    Our condolences at this sad time. Prayers and blessings to you.
    Greg and Mary-Alice

  6. Dear Corcoran family,
    My love and sympathy goes out to you all. Having been Peg’s neighbor all those years, I know she is in Jim’s arms. I hope they have found my Paul and are laughing together. love, elsie

  7. Aunty Peggy heaven has gained a true angel. R.I.P. all our love forever from your nephew and family in London xxx