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MARY CIGICH CORCORAN LINDEN, of Branford, died on January 18, 2011, age 85. She was the widow of Thomas P. Corcoran, Jr. and Carl Robert Linden, both of Branford. She is survived by her three children, Maureen Corcoran (Zeno Chicarilli) of Guilford, Karen Hughan (Christopher Hughan) of Darien, and Thomas P. Corcoran III (Amy Spinola Corcoran) of Weston, Mass, and seven beloved grandchildren: Will, Kristen, Kirsty, Madison, Conor, Bennett and Emma. She was born on January 19, 1925, daughter of the late Matthew and Anna Zvonkovic Cigich. Sister of Anne Carrano of East Haven, Steven Cigich of Waukesha, WI, Helen Wallace of North Haven, and predeceased by her brother, Joseph Cigich and sister, Catherine MacLaughlan. After graduating from Branford High School, she worked at the New Haven Clock Company. In 1946, she married Thomas P. Corcoran, Jr. and moved to Silver Spring, MD, working for the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. for 15 years. Thomas Corcoran died in 1959 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Mary returned to Branford and became the first secretary of St. Mary School, a position she held for 21 years. She married Robert Linden in 1968 and built a home at 20 Palmer Road. She later worked as a secretary at Neal's Wood Flooring for 22 years and retired in 2000. In 2007 she was a St. Mary Knights of the Round Table honoree for her years of service. A lifelong communicant of St. Mary Church, she was also a member of the Owenego Beach Club, a volunteer at the Branford Food Council from its inception until 2005, and a member of St. Mary's Knitting Grandmas. Friends and family are invited to attend a wake at W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21st. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 22nd at St. Mary Church, followed by interment at St. Agnes Cemetery. Donations in Mary's name may be made to the , Connecticut Chapter, 2075 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 100, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. See obit @ www.wsclancy.com.
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