John Corrigan Posted: 2017-06-13 15:11:32

John  Corrigan


John E. “Jack” Corrigan 84 of Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of Brookridge, Illinois died Friday, June 9, 2017 in Florida following a sudden illness.

He was born February 19, 1933 in Chicago, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Yoreck) Corrigan. He was raised in Chicago and enlisted in the United States Army. Following his discharge he owned and operated a service station in Cicero and later worked in the moving business. The mid 1960’s he joined the Oak Park Fire Department and worked his way up to lieutenant, retiring in 1986 after 21 years of service. In retirement Jack moved to Florida where he continued to make his home. An avid pilot, he enjoyed playing golf, was a master handyman and was a member of the American Legion and VFW.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan (George) Myers of Mt. Morris, Illinois, son, Michael Corrigan of Crystal Lake, his grandchildren, Nicki, Amanda and Danny, his great-grandchildren, Finnegan, Emma, Casey & Kyle and his sister, Dody Pierce of Berwyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret and his sister, Ruth.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 15th and a Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 16th at the DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago, Illinois. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to

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Lynn & Lee Bialek, Birdsboro PA, Lake Placid, FL 2017-06-16 13:03:18

Our deepest sympathy to Michael, Susie and family. Our hearts are breaking with you from afar as we cannot make the services today. Your Dad knows we loved him like our own. We will miss the constant surprise that surrounded him. An amazing man, still at 84 years old. He didn't like getting older and not being able to do the things he used to do. He loved spending time on the computer and researching everything. He was bigger than life itself and we are priveledged to have known him and spent so much time with him. He will be dearly missed. Finally reunited with the love of his life ... Until we meet again my friend.