Anita B. Corrigan

Anita B. Corrigan, 83, formerly of Hood Avenue, Rumford, passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Tockwotton on the Waterfront. She was the wife of William E. Corrigan, Jr. for 61 years.

Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Aldea (Camire) Berthiaume. Mrs. Corrigan was a 1955 graduate of Sacred Heart School and also attended Roger Williams School of Nursing. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for the East Providence School Department from 1973-1996.  Mrs. Corrigan was a member of several different organizations including, the Rumford Junior Women’s Club from 1967-1997 and also served as President from 1979-1980, General Federation of Womens’ Clubs, Junior Director-Rhode Island, 1967-1994, Chairperson, Community Improvement Program, National Education Association-Rhode Island, Board of Directors, 1976-2014 and National Education Association-Rhode Island Retirees, Treasurer, 1996-2012 and Emerita, 2013-2021.

Besides her husband she leaves three children, Cathleen D. Corrigan of East Providence, Robert P. Corrigan and his wife Donna of East Providence and William E. Corrigan, III and his wife Jean of Lawrence, Kansas, four sisters, Sr. Cecile Berthiaume of the Sisters of St. Chretienne, Lillian Rose, Jeanne Mercier and Helen Ashley and five grandchildren.

Her funeral services will be private. She will be laid to rest at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Providence. Contributions to the  Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906 would be appreciated.



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Christina (Coyne) Brown from Tamworth NH wrote on February 6, 2021 at 11:09 pm
Jeanne, I was sorry to read of your loss. My condolences to you and the family.
Ann Canavan from East Providence R.I. wrote on February 5, 2021 at 1:48 pm
Anita family and so sorry for your loss .she was a sweetheart.May she RIP.I worked with her at School dept.
Deborah Rochford wrote on February 3, 2021 at 6:14 am
Dear Bill, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. We had many good times on the bus trips.
Patti Tirocchi from East Providence, RI - Florida wrote on February 2, 2021 at 1:29 pm
Please accept my sympathies on the passing of Anita. She was a kind and compassionate person. Always willing to lend a helping hand in our Martin Days. I am saddened; as she was a good friend and colleague. May she rest in peace..🙏🏼
Joan L. Feola from Riverside ,RI wrote on February 2, 2021 at 11:08 am
Dear Bill and Family, So sorry to read of Anita's death. I enjoyed working and having lunches together at Martin Jr. High. May memories of happy times comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Joan
wayne aldrich from East Providence wrote on February 1, 2021 at 12:17 pm
Bill, Bob and family Thoughts and Peace to you all.
Ellen Lowell from Eat Providence wrote on February 1, 2021 at 9:43 am
Dear Corrigan family, I am saddened to read of Anita' passing, I worked with Anita for many years and I considered her to be a good friend. She is in the arms of the angels now resting in peace.
Ted Shannon from Cumberland wrote on February 1, 2021 at 9:13 am
Dear Bob & Donna and Family, We are very sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and prayers for Anita. May God Bless Anita and all of you during this difficult time. Respectfully, Ted, Nicole, & Clyde
Lisa Sheehan from Pawtucket wrote on February 1, 2021 at 8:55 am
Mike and I will remember Anita fondly. We send our love and prayers to all of Anita's family.
Maria Mindy daGraca from East Providence wrote on January 31, 2021 at 8:32 pm
I worked with Anita in EP.She was such a kind, compassionate woman and a joy to know .May she Rest In Peace in God’s divine, blissful paradise 🌺May God comfort all her loved ones.