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James Joseph Corrigan

February 17, 1943 May 9, 2018
James Joseph Corrigan
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James Joseph Corrigan, of Norfolk, went to be with the Lord on May 9, 2018. James was born in Providence, Rhode Island on February 17, 1943 to Francis V. Corrigan and Mary Goggin Corrigan.

He graduated from Providence College in 1964 and received his J.D. from Catholic University and LL.M. from George Washington University. He was an executive with the Department of Health and Human Services for 39 years in Washington D.C. While in Washington, he taught Administrative Law at George Mason University. Upon retirement he moved to Norfolk, VA where he spent the rest of his life on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Even in retirement he continued teaching at Old Dominion University. He served on the Portsmouth Community Health Center Board and was appointed by the Governor to the Virginia Charitable Gaming Board.

He is survived by his wife Anne Gerardi Corrigan and his daughters Eileen Corrigan Valazza and husband Greg and Leigh Corrigan-Owens and husband Daniel, brothers Francis and his wife Carole, John and his late wife Margaret, his late brother Thomas and sister-in-law Arlene, Donald and his wife Eileen, step sons George Long and John Long and his wife Rebecca, three grandchildren, Anna, Zane, and Devin, eight nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7800 Halprin Dr., Norfolk, VA 23518. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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11:00 AM 7/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Pius X Catholic Church

7800 Halprin Drive
Norfolk, VA 23518

St. Pius X Catholic Church
7800 Halprin Drive Norfolk 23518 VA
United States

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