CORCORAN, Phillip "Phill" 81, retired New England Telephone & Telegraph Manager, Vietnam Veteran, and Commissioned Officer USAF, died Sunday, November 13, 2016 of respiratory failure at Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, Massachusetts. Born August 28, 1935 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is the son of the late Lawrence A. Corcoran and Martha Doliber. He was married to the late Anne Cain Corcoran, the love of his life.|
Phill was a member of the Cambridge High and Latin High School Class of 1953, and the Harvard University Class of 1957 receiving a degree in Economics. Phill received the Harvard University 1957 House Awards for Outstanding Senior Athlete, and the Harvard University 1957 Hockey Trophy for Excellence in Hockey. As a member of the Harvard University ROTC, Phill also received his Officer's Commission at graduation.
Graduating with Navigator Silver Wings in 1958 from the Air Corps' Navigator Training in Harlington, Texas, Phill was then assigned to Seward Air Force Base, Tennessee as flying C-130's.
After serving his country for three years, Phill began his career at the New England Telephone & Telegraph Co. in 1962 as the Manager of their 16-town Brattleboro District.
Surviving are his two sons, Mark W. Corcoran of Boylston, and Stephen L. Corcoran of South Grafton. Phill is also survived by his five grandchildren Matthew, Mikayla, Madison, Jack and Gunnar. Phill was predeceased by his four siblings Martha (Calvin) Chapman, Dorothy (Walter) Scully, Lawrence A. (Peggy) Corcoran, Jr., and Barbara Holden. Phill is survived by his brother-in-law Richard Holden of Madison, Maine. A treasured uncle, Phil was loved by 35 nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, and great-great-nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016 and at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Douglass Funeral Home, 51 Worthen Rd., LEXINGTON, followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. St. Brigid Church, Lexington.
Interment at Westview Cemetery, Lexington.
Douglass Funeral Home
Lexington (781) 862-1800
Published in The Boston Globe on Nov. 16, 2016