Isabella Irene Corcoran

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Isabella Irene Snyder Corcoran, 93, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday at The Gardens at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Born in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, on Feb. 24, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Andrew J. Sr. and Dillie Savilla Herring Snyder.

Isabella attended Schwartz Elementary School and was a 1943 graduate of Cressona High School. She received her nursing degree from Ashland State Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. She was employed as a registered nurse at local hospitals and doctors' offices. A large part of her career was as a night shift registered nurse at York Terrace Nursing Home.

She was best known for her kind, gentle nature and warm smile. She was a caring, compassionate nurse. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Corcoran Sr., who passed away on April 1, 1994. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, William, Daniel, Henry, Luther, Andrew and Arthur Snyder; her son-in-law, Joseph A. Klein; her grandson, Dillon Corcoran; her great-grandson, Tommy Klein.

Isabella is survived by two daughters, Gail A. Corcoran Klein, widow of the late Joseph A. Klein, Gwynedd, and Patricia L. Corcoran, fiancee of Michael A. Piccioni, Pottsville; two sons, James J. Corcoran Jr., husband of Beverly, Pottsville, and John M. Corcoran, husband of Marcy, Stroudsburg. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren, Jeffrey, Timothy and Steven Klein, Kristyn and Ryne Corcoran, Cody Petravich and Kelly Corcoran; six great-grandchildren, Samantha, Jakob, Max, Chase, Kate and Abby Klein; two sisters, Sarah A. Snyder Ferrebee and Emma E. Snyder Bulvin, Bedford; three brothers, Alfred A. Snyder, Paul A. Snyder and Leonard D. Snyder.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Saturday at the Church of St. Patrick, 913 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Family and friends may call at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be held at Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Hillside, Pottsville. Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Isabella would like memorial contributions be made to St. Patrick's Memorial Fund, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, PA 17901. Please visit to leave a condolence for the Corcoran family.

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Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 8, 2018