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Anna Corcoran, Commander, U.S. Navy, retired, age 91, of Marshfield and Cocoa Beach, Florida, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at South Shore Hospital. Anna was born in Boston, to the late Martin J. and Annie (Coyne) Corcoran. She was raised in Dorchester and was a graduate of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School for Girls, Class of 1944. She received her registered nursing degree from Carney Hospital and later a BSN from Boston University. She had called Marshfield her home since the 1950s and was a winter resident of Cocoa Beach, Florida, after her retirement in 1977. She was a registered nurse and a United States Navy Commander, retiring with twenty-six years of service. She was a proud Korean War and Vietnam War veteran. She began her career as part of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, training at Carney Hospital. During her career she had been assigned overseas at various naval stations in Guam, the Philippines, Japan, Morocco and Puerto Rico. She also served aboard the hospital ship USS Haven AH-12 and the destroyer tender USS Puget Sound AD-38. She was assigned at many naval stations in the United States, retiring from Jacksonville Naval Air Station in 1977. After retirement, Anna volunteered at several naval facilities and Veterans Administration hospitals. She remained an active and vibrant presence in her community. Anna was a woman of faith and served as a Eucharist Minister and active member of Saint Ann by the Sea Catholic Church in Marshfield and the Our Saviors Catholic Church in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She was dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with her sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews and their families. She loved a good party and was well-known everywhere she lived for her large St. Patricks Day and New Years Day parties. One of seven siblings, Anna was sister of Theresa M. Corcoran of Marshfield and Cocoa Beach, Florida and predeceased by Marguerite Lee, Patrick J. Corcoran, Elizabeth Murphy, Mary A. Marchese and Martin F. Corcoran. She is also survived by her loving nieces, nephews and Godchildren. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Ann by the Sea Church, 587 Ocean Street, Marshfield, on Wednesday, September 19, at 10 oclock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment with military honors at Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. In lieu of flowers, donations in Annas memory may be made to Brevard Veterans Memorial Center, 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32952. You are invited to visit www.thesweeneybrothers.com or call 617-472-6344.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on Sept. 15, 2018
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