CORCORAN, JAMES James Corcoran, 78, of Guilford, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2013. He was born on September 11, 1934, grew up in Branford, and moved to Guilford with his wife Ann in 1962. Jim celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife Ann just prior to her passing in 2010, and afterward missed her every day. He loved traveling with Ann to faraway places, including Alaska and enjoyed raising Irish Setters and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Jim served on the destroyer USS William M. Wood with the Navy in the Korean War. After completing his Navy duty he joined the US Coast Guard and later returned to CT to marry Ann and raise his two sons. Jim was a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors for many years. He worked for Commercial Union and Factory Mutual Insurance Companies before accepting a position with the State of Connecticut's Public Safety Department. He was active in the Guilford Little League. Jim is survived by his son Todd of Killingworth, his son Chris of Madison, and his daughter-in-law Jennifer of Madison. He is also survived by his four loving granddaughters, Paige, Amanda, Alexandra, and Amy. Funeral services will be held on Wed. March 27 at 1 pm at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. Burial will follow the services in Nut Plains Cemetery, Nut Plains Rd, Guilford. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit: www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The New Haven Register on Mar. 24, 2013