CORCORAN Christopher of New York City left us on December 19, 2013, after a valiant battle with glioblastoma. Christopher was the beloved youngest son of the late Thomas J. and Helen (Shedd) Corcoran. He was born on February 24, 1956, and raised in Medford. He graduated from Matignon High School and Vesper George School of Art in Boston where he trained in both architecture and design. Christopher founded his own design company, Christopher Corcoran Inc., in 1986 as well as H. Mack Shedd Furnishings, a division of Christopher Corcoran Inc. His body of work encompassed many design projects throughout the United States, from the New York City area, Connecticut, New Jersey to a villa in Greece. He was a recognized and well-known interior designer whose works have been published in numerous design publications. Christopher had a keen eye for color and design and earned the trust of his clients, many of whom became friends for life. He was described as warm and unpretentious by any and all who knew him, with the words "a true gentleman" a recurring phrase. He was also a gifted and accomplished painter and pianist. Amongst the many fine and endearing qualities that Chris possessed were his sharp wit and humor. He loved and had many friends from all walks of life, always respecting the person, not the position. In turn, he was always surrounded by laughter and love. Chris was the youngest of six children. His illness in passing has left a void in our hearts. Words are inadequate to describe how deeply we loved our brother, admired his many accomplishments, and respected the honest and remarkable man he was. Christopher was a beloved and adored brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Survivors include his siblings, Thomas (Jeff) Corcoran and his wife Beth of Concord, New Hampshire, and their children, Meagan Corcoran (Bill Podymaitis), Kate Sanford and husband John, Jared Corcoran (Kelsey Diederich), and Molly Corcoran (David Snyder); Sarah (Missy) Connolly and her husband Kevin of Wareham and their children, Daniel Connolly and wife Renee and Thomas Connolly (Lydia Thumm); Neil and his wife Linda of Kingston and their children, Colleen Carpenter and husband J. Scott, Brendan Corcoran and wife Sara, and Carol Belcher and husband Larry; Nancy Ronchetti and her husband Charles of Lexington; and Norine Black and her husband Dustin of Springfield, Vermont, and their sons Wesley and Alex. He is also survived by several great-nieces and -nephews, cousins, as well as many close and dear friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 27, at 1:00 P.M. at The Story Chapel of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Evarts de Rham Hospice Home 65 Chilton St. Cambridge, MA 02138 or a
would be appreciated. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all the extraordinary staff and volunteers of the de Rham Hospice Home for their loving and exceptional care of Christopher at the end of his life and the support and remarkable sensitivity they extended to each and every family member. Please visit www.stantonfuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences.
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Published in Boston Herald from Dec. 22 to Dec. 23, 2013