Obituary: Helen Marie Keaveny Corrigan


Helen Marie Keaveny Corrigan, 85, wife of the late Gerard Eugene “Gerry” Corrigan and a resident of Melfa, VA, passed away on June 1, 2009 at Shore LifeCare in Parksley, VA. Born on Sept. 3, 1923 in Boston, MA, and raised in Glen Cove, she was the daughter of the late Michael Keaveny and Mary Taggart Keaveny.

She raised her family with her beloved husband Gerry, in Levittown and on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, making her home in Melfa for the last 30 years.

Survivors include three children, Sean Corrigan of Simi Valley, CA, Mary Corrigan of Troy, NY, and Michael Corrigan of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Michael Keaveny of St. James, NY, and John Keaveny of Albertson, NY. Other than her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Mary and Ann.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Onley, VA, on June 6. Interment at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Onancock. Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staffs of Shore LifeCare and Hospice of the Eastern Shore for their support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Eastern Shore, 165 Market St., Suite #3, Onancock, VA 23417. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at


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