Charlotte Corcoran

SAVOY - Charlotte Corcoran, 91, of Savoy, formerly of Earlville, passed away July 28, 2020 at the Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ottawa with Rev. Bruno Byomuhangi officiating. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Cook, Rick Cook Jr., Mark Corcoran, Brent Goodchild, Duncan Goodchild and Matthew Goodchild.

Charlotte was born April 3, 1929 in LaSalle to Andrew J. and Ellen (Coughlin) Safranski. After her mother died when she was two years old, Charlotte was then raised by loving aunts and uncles in LaSalle. She married Robert J. Corcoran on Nov. 19, 1949 at St. Patrick’s Church in LaSalle. He preceded her in death on Feb. 8, 2015 after 65 years of marriage.

Survivors include one daughter, Eileen (Ken) Goodchild of Champaign; two grandchildren, Cynthia Goodchild of Charleston and Brent Goodchild of Orlando, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Jean Safranski of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Margaret Liss; and two brothers, Edward and Andrew Safranski.

Charlotte was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and worked at Westclox in Peru. She and Robert later settled on a farm south of Earlville, where they farmed for 49 years. During that time Charlotte also worked at Marathon Electric in Earlville for 22 years. When they retired from farming in 1998, they moved into Earlville for 10 years. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Earlville. In 2008, Charlotte and her husband moved to Savoy to be close to their daughter and family.

Memorials may be directed to St. Matthew Catholic Church Eucharistic Minister Committee, 1303 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign, IL 61821 or a Catholic Mass.

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