Margaret Corgan

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Margaret M. Corgan died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home in Mountain Top.

Born Aug. 24, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late D. Leonard Corgan and Mary Gilroy Corgan. She was a graduate of Marymount College, after which she studied at the University of Rennes, France, and as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Paris. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in French at Fordham University.

In 1965, she joined the faculty of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, where she taught courses in French language, literature and culture. A recipient of the Rosenn Award for Faculty Excellence, she chaired the Department of Foreign Languages from 1977 until her retirement in 2012. She also chaired the Faculty Council for three terms and was president of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French, of which she was a co-founder. She also chaired the National French Contest sponsored by the chapter.

She was a member of St. Jude Parish and served on its Finance Council.

She is survived by sisters, Catherine Corgan Hourigan, Mountain Top; Mary C. Roach and her husband, Bart, Little Rock, Ark.; brother, Daniel L. Corgan, and his wife, Gail, Pinehurst, N.C.; nieces, Christine Playforth and her husband, William, Holly Springs, N.C.; Mary Catherine Swanhaus and her husband, Thomas, New Canaan, Conn.; nephews, Daniel L. Corgan III and his wife, Kimberly, Cary, N.C.; Andrew C. Corgan, Cary, N.C.; Michael A. Roach and his wife, Stephanie, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; six grandnieces and grandnephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Jude Church, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. The family requests that gifts in her memory be given to King's College or to the St. Jude Parish Building Fund.
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Published in Times Leader on Mar. 26, 2013