Cleta F. Corrigan, Active in charity work

January 13, 1991

A Mass of Christian burial for Cleta Frainie Corrigan, a longtime Govans resident who was active in charity work, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St.

Mrs. Corrigan died of pneumonia Friday at the Elkridge Estates apartments in Roland Park, where she had lived for the last five years. She was 86.

Born in Baltimore, Mrs. Corrigan graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame in 1921. In 1924 she married the late J. Henry Corrigan, a salesman for an envelope company, and the couple lived in Govans for many years. Mr. Corrigan died in 1980.

Mrs. Corrigan was active in charity work and was a volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Society in the days when the organization ran an orphanage in Baltimore. For the last 25 years she served on the board of St. Elizabeth's School and Habilitation Center in Northeast Baltimore. She also belonged to the Three Arts Club of Homeland.

She is survived by four sons, James H. Corrigan Jr. of Winston-Salem, N.C., Eugene F. Corrigan of Greensboro, N.C., the commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, George T. Corrigan of Villanova, Pa., and Richard L. Corrigan of Newburyport, Mass.; two daughters, Margaret Corrigan Smith of Frederick and Mary C. D'Ambrogi of Baltimore; 24 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to St. Elizabeth's School and Habilitation Center, 801 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, Md. 21218.

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