Timothy R. Corcoran

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BENNINGTON - Timothy R. Corcoran, 64, of Jefferson Heights, died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was June 4, 1950, in Bennington, the son of Joseph D. Corcoran and Monica (Hogan) Corcoran. He received his early education at St. Francis de Sales Academy in Bennington. He was a 1968 graduate of Bennington Catholic High School and a 1970 graduate of Southern Vermont College. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Corcoran married the former Linda Humphreys at Sacred Heart Church in Bennington on Dec. 19, 1970.

He served on the Bennington Select Board for 21 years and in the Vermont Legislature from 1981 through 1995.

Mr. Corcoran was elected in 1995 as town clerk, a position he held at the time of his death.

He organized the initiative to bring local sixth-grade students to the State House in Montpelier each year to learn about state government.

He was a member of American Legion Post 13, VFW Post 1332, Bennington Moose Lodge 1223, Bennington Elks Lodge 567 and Knights of Columbus Council 307.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Corcoran of Bennington; his three sons, David Corcoran of Florida, Tim Corcoran II and Nathan Corcoran, both of Bennington; his father, Joseph Corcoran of Bennington; his three brothers, Daniel Corcoran of Bronx, N.Y., James Corcoran of North Andover, Mass., Michael Corcoran of Bennington; a sister, Mary Hier of Bennington; a granddaughter, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Private burial will take place in the family lot in Park Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center or the Second Chance Animal Shelter through Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

Guestbook condolences may be made to www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net.
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Published in Rutland Herald on Nov. 8, 2014
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