Michael James Corcoran Sr. (Papoo) passed away surrounded by family at Monadnock Community Hospital on Monday April 18th after a long battle with a terminal illness.
Mike was born in Boston, MA the son of William Corcoran Sr. and Helen (Korocinski) Miller. He attended high school in Tewksbury, MA, where he was the captain and state champion of the gymnastics team before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Altus, OK and served his country honorably before purchasing land in New Hampshire and building the family home. He was very innovative and took pride in designing his solar powered home more than forty years ago.
Mike had a larger-than-life personality and enjoyed traveling throughout the country in the family van selling his woodworking designs in various craft shows. He was a fearless entrepreneur and founded several successful businesses such as Corcraft and Trans Aero. He forged many lifelong friendships that were established alongside these business ventures. He had a passion for sailing, music and hockey, which he successfully passed on to his children and grandchildren. Mike could be found spending his retirement on his beloved boat, the “What’s Next”, sailing around Boston Harbor and Florida with his family and friends. His charismatic and outgoing personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Mike is survived by his siblings William Corcoran of Nebraska, Patricia Anderson of Florida, and Kevin Corcoran of New Hampshire. His children Michelle Szalanski and her husband James Williams of Rindge, Aaron Corcoran and Jessica Olson of Rindge, Alicia Mack and her husband Wayne of Beverly Farms, MA, Michael Corcoran and his wife Kimberly of Rindge.
Michael was blessed with grandchildren Craig, Chelsea, Kirsi, Ciara, Reece, Ryan, Colby, Michael, Sammy, Aidan and Ava - and his first great grandchild Jaxyn David. He is predeceased by his son David Saviano.
Papoo, we know you will enjoy sailing off towards your next adventure and finding out “What’s Next.”
Family and friends are invited to calling hours, which will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM at the Cournoyer Funeral Home, 33 River Street, (Rte. 202) Jaffrey, NH 03452.
Burial with Military Honors will take place at 3:00 PM at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen Street, Winchendon, MA 01475.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement.