Brittany Patricia Rose Corcoran, resident of Tea, SD, passed away on March 24th, 2016. The beauty of her light shown for 17 years.
Brittany was born in Huron, SD on March 29th, 1998. She was baptized on May 15th, 1998 at St Martins Catholic Church in Huron. She was to graduate in May from Tea Area High School and she was taking classes at the University Center to start on her college education. Brittany was planning to attend Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall and was granted a full educational scholarship and to continue to play hockey.
Brittany was an outstanding hockey player. She was a standout goalie for the Sioux Falls Lady Flyers and many All State Select Teams. Brittany's greatest pride was being a respected teammate. Not only to her team, but every team she came across. The only difference she ever saw between hockey teams was the jerseys that they wore. Brittany also played catcher for the Tea Area Softball Teams and the Garretson Blue Dragons enjoying her time with her teammates on and off the field. She not only excelled at athletics but also in academics making the honor roll at Tea Area High School. Brittany spent many hours volunteering to coach youth hockey and softball. She also volunteered at the Bishop Dudley House and the Sioux Falls Humane Society.
Brittany is survived by her sister, Brianna 'Butchie' Corcoran, and her loving parents, Angela Drake of Tea, and Joseph (Holly) Corcoran of Sioux Falls; grandparents, Denis and Theresa Drake of Huron, William and Deanna Corcoran of Sioux Falls; great-grandma, Eileen Moes of Watertown; uncle, Rodney (Angela) Drake of Lenexa, KS, uncle, Jayson (April) Drake of Sioux Falls, and uncle, Jim Corcoran of Minneapolis, MN; cousins, Matthew Drake, Dillion Drake, Evan Drake, Dawson Drake, and Hudson Drake; great-aunts and uncles, Judy Kindle, Jim (Jo) Drake, Jerry Drake, Dan (Jodi) Drake, Peggy Moes, Greg (Julie) Moes, Jim (Kathy) Moes, Susan (Tom) Beaudry, Pat Decker, John (Donita) Moes, Joe (Karla) Moes, Laurie (Tom) Chipman, Michelle (Larry) Hard, Jeff (Lynette) Moes, Arlene Salter, Blanche Hufnagel, Madelyne (Gene) Saarie, Mike (Jean) Corcoran, Lana Lake, Naomi Stulken, and Danny (DeeAnna) Lake.
Brittany is preceded in death by her great-grandfather, Gerald Moes; great-grandparents, Willis and Ella Mae Drake; great-grandparents, Edward and Grace Corcoran, and Lester and Darlene Lake.
The funeral service will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Tea, SD on Monday, March 28th at 10:00 AM with Father O'Dell officiating. The visitation will take place at Miller Funeral Home - Westside Chapel, at 6200 West 41st Street in Sioux Falls, SD on Sunday, March 27th from 4:00 - 6:00, with a 6:00 prayer service and followed by a special sharing time until all have had a chance to share their memories of Brittany.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to an account set up to honor Brittany. The account will grant scholarships to lady hockey players from South Dakota. First Bank & Trust of Sioux Falls will host the Brittany Corcoran Scholarship Fund. Electronic link for donations is www.youcaring.com/brittanycorcoranmemorialfund
Pallbearers will be Rodney Drake, Jayson Drake, Matthew Drake, Dillon Drake, Evan Drake, Dawson Drake, Jesse Moffit, and Tom Hufnagel. Honorary pallbearers will be all the Sioux Falls Lady Flyers Hockey players.
Condolences for the family may be offered online at http://www.millerfh.com