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Rita L. Corridan
(September 22, 1917 - March 8, 2013)

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Rita L. Corridan

CHICOPEE – Rita L. Corridan, 95, a native and lifelong resident of Chicopee, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2013. Rita was born on September 22, 1917, one of six children of the late John F. and Mary E. (McCarthy) Corridan. She was educated in Holy Name Grammar and High Schools and received her bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of the Elms College in 1938. Her career began in the Chicopee office of the Prudential Life Insurance Co. and she retired as the Office Manager from the South Hadley Office after nearly 40 years of service. Rita was a devout Catholic and played an active role in her church, Holy Name of Jesus Church in Chicopee, serving as a CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister, Lector and after her retirement she became a daily participant in the 6:15 a.m. Morning Rosary Group which was followed by Daily Mass. Also upon her retirement, Rita took on the duties of Payroll Clerk for Holy Name School. During her lifetime, she experienced the loss of each of her siblings, Edward, Patricia, Robert, John, Jr. and Donald as well as one nephew, John F. Corridan, III. Rita is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews. The funeral will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013 beginning at the Corridan Funeral Home, 333 Springfield St., Chicopee at 10 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 11 in the chapel on the campus of Our Lady of the Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Elms College, 291 Springfield St., Chicopee, MA, 01013.

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