WEBSTER – Alice Elaine (Correira) Corrigan, age 87, passed away peacefully with her daughtes by her side on Thursday, March 23, 2017 after a long struggle with dementia-Alzheimer’s disease and a recent bout with pneumonia. Alice was a resident of Webster Manor since 2010 along with her husband of 62 years, William P. Corrigan, until his passing in January, 2016.
She is survived by 3 daughters, Alisa Dill of Manchester, NH, Kathy Edson and her husband Michael of Ashland and Lorie Masiello and her husband Joel of Webster; by 3 granddaughters, Deidre Stevens, Aimee Norigian and Alyssa Edson; by 4 grandsons, Brandon and Jordan Edson, and Ryan and Joshua Dill; by 6 great-grandchildren; and by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son William P. Corrigan in 2014, by her twin brother John Correira, and by her 5 sisters, Mary Iacuzzi, Alma Tracey, Irene Kidd, Lillian Watson and Dorothy Balboa.
Alice was born on July 6, 1929 in Fall River, the daughter of John and Mary (Martin) Correira who came to the United States from St. Michael, The Azores. She was very proud of her Portuguese heritage and came from a hard working family. She lived in Attleboro for most of her life. Her father had a “green thumb” and grew an abundant vegetable garden for many years. Alice helped her family run a busy local farm stand for many summers. She worked at the Robbins Company in Attleboro and also cared for her mother who was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease for many years.
She met her love William and they married in 1953. She then was a stay-at-home mom. Caring for her husband and four children was of the utmost importance to her.
Alice was a very active member of the Attleboro Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, dedicating her life to God in 1961. She enjoyed preaching in the door to door ministry, attending the weekly meetings and studying with others to help them learn about the bible, her Creator and her hope for the future. A woman of very strong faith, she never wavered in her dedication to her God Jehovah.
Alice enjoyed shopping with her daughters at Ann & Hope or at the Emerald Square Mall. She loved fashion and always wanted to look stylish with her clothes, shoes and jewelry. She was also an “Avon lady” for many years and helped her customers select their beauty products. She loved music, had a lovely singing voice and, in her day, could do a mean jitterbug – a dance she made sure to teach all of her children. She enjoyed visiting with her children and grandchildren at her home or theirs. Going to her favorite restaurants or to the beach, she was content as long as she was with her family.
There will be a private family service held for Alice. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to Jehovah’s Witnesses (jw.org). Arrangements are under the direction of Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 E. Main Street, Webster.
“With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’” And the One seated on the throne said: ‘Look! I am making all things new.’” (Rev. 21: 3-5)