Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Obituary: Patrick J. Corcoran - Class of 1966

MADISON - Patrick J. Corcoran, age 68, of Friendship, Wis., surrounded by family passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Wm. S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison. Patrick was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Madison, to Richard and Hannah Corcoran. He married Gloria J. McVay-Crapp on May 21, 1999, in Arkdale, Wis. Patrick graduated from Central High School in 1966. He enlisted in the United States Navy on Aug. 17, 1966, serving two terms in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 12, 1972. Patrick enjoyed spending time with his family and watching and interacting with his grandchildren's, and nieces & nephews sporting events. He loved coaching youth football in the Madison and Mauston areas. He also enjoyed volunteering his time helping his fellow veterans. Patrick was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Arkdale Trinity Lutheran Church. Patrick is survived by his wife, Gloria Corcoran of Friendship; son, Kevin Corcoran of Necedah, son, Robert Corcoran of Sun Prairie, daughter, Rebecca Corcoran of Pardeeville, and son, Richard (Jody) Corcoran of Conroe, Texas; stepdaughter, Robin (Chris) Lindner of Dodgeville, stepson, Steven (Crystal) Crapp of Belmont, stepson, Jon Crapp of Friendship; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Tim (Jeri) Corcoran of Madison; brother, Mike (Sue) Corcoran of Madison; sister, Jeanne (Rick) Klongland of Sun Prairie. Patrick was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Hannah Corcoran. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the ARKDALE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH in Arkdale. Pastor Terri Skildum will officiate. Visitation will be 12 noon until the time service on Saturday at ARKDALE TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH. A celebration of life will be held at the VFW Post 7591, 301 Cottage Grove Road, Madison, WI 53716 on May, 25, 2016, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Patrick's family would like to especially thank Dr. Adams and the staff at the Wm S. Middleton Memorial VA Hospital in Madison for all of their wonderful care. Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 10, 2016. Submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968).

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