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Kathleen Ann Corrigan - 1979-2016



Kathleen Ann Corrigan

Seward resident, Kathleen Ann Corrigan, 36, passed away at home in Seward on Feb. 18, 2016.

Corrigan was born on July 3, 1979 in Ranson, West Virginia; it was in 1993 that she became a resident of Seward. She attended Seward High School and continued her studies with the University of Alaska in Anchorage, where she received her bachelor of science in nursing as a registered nurse.

Corrigan also lived in Adak from 1989 to 1992 and in Eagle River from 1992-93. She worked in the emergency room as a nurse for the Providence Seward Medical Center. Kathleen was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, she was a volunteer firefighter for the Seward Fire Department from 2004-16 as well as her service to the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps as an EMT. She loved traveling, reading and gaming.

The family wrote that, "Katie's, heartwarming smile, infectious laugh, girly-girl nights and bubbly personality will forever live on in our hearts."

Kathleen was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Helen Corrigan and Gloria Holler; grandfather, Harold Holler; uncle, John Corrigan and her cousins, Michael and Stephen Corrigan.

She is survived by her mother, Lee Holler Corrigan of Seward; father Walter E. Corrigan Jr. of Seward; brother Sean P. and Karen Corrigan of Seward; niece Caitlin Corrigan of Seward; her grandfather Walter E. Corrigan MD of Huffman, Texas; and her grandmother Antoinette Corrigan of Huffman, Texas; she is blessed with a large family of aunts, uncles and cousins that are too numerous to list.

Funeral Mass will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 409 Fifth, Seward. A viewing will begin at noon with rosary at 12:30 p.m. Rev. Richard D. Tero and Rev. William P. Hanrahan will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Seward Cemetery and a reception to immediately follow at Chinooks Restaurant, 1404 Fourth.

Donations may be made in Corrigan's name to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 207, Seward, AK 99664, Seward Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 832, Seward, AK 99664 and the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps. P.O. Box 1136, Seward, AK 99664.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Anchorage Funeral Home. An online obituary and guest book are at


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