Cecile E. “Cil” Corrigan died on Saturday, February 8, at her home in Southampton. She was 92.
A native of Southampton, born at Southampton Hospital on July 23, 1921, to Francis T. Corrigan and Cecile (Chevillard) Corrigan, she grew up on Herrick Road; the family home is still standing. She attended and graduated from both Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton and the Academy of Sacred Heart of Mary in Sag Harbor. She studied and worked the religious life for many years at Marymount College in Tarrytown, until she moved to New York City to care for her mother. She then moved to Hampton Bays in 1975 to care for her father and worked for the Gilmartin law firm until she retired. She continued to live in Hampton Bays until 2002, when she moved back to Southampton to live with her cousins.
Survivors said Ms. Corrigan was a very caring, compassionate, upbeat and loving person who enjoyed being with her family and dear friends whom she held close to her. Everyone who met and knew her referred to her as “Aunt Cil,” survivors said.
She was predeceased by a sister, Audrey Bergen; a nephew, Michael Bergen Sr.; and dear friend, Edward F. Burke. She is survived by a niece, Katherine Campbell; two grandnephews, and many cousins and close friends.
A funeral Mass was said on February 11 at the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton; the Reverend Michael A. Vetrano officiated. Interment was at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Southampton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Basilica Parish of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968, or Marymount College, 100 Marymount Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591.