Geraldine A. (Corcoran) Lanagan

Geraldine A. (Corcoran) Lanagan, 80, of Mattapoisett died November 5, 2017 peacefully at Charlton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.

She was the wife of James B. Lanagan, Jr.

Born in Malden, MA, the daughter of the late Elizabeth F. (Healy) Faria and her husband Alfred Faria and Gerald F. Corcoran, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.

Survivors include her husband; 5 sons, Thomas M. Lanagan and his companion Valerie Ryan, James B. Lanagan, III and his wife Suzanne, Timothy J. Lanagan and his wife Cheryl, Gerald F. Lanagan and his wife Christal, all of Mattapoisett and Matthew J. Lanagan and his wife Melissa of Hanover; 2 daughters, Catherine “Kate” MacGregor and her husband Daniel of Rochester and Elizabeth A. Adams and her husband Scott of Mattapoisett; a sister, Nancy Lambalot of Mattapoisett; 22 grandchildren, Thomas Lanagan, Jr., Alyson Herrick and her husband Tyler, Ryan Lanagan, Christine Neville and her husband Stephan, Kayla Lanagan, James B. Lanagan, IV, Connor MacGregor, Mariah MacGregor, Martha MacGregor, Gerald Lanagan, Jr., Molly Lanagan, Chloe Lanagan, Olivia Lanagan, Makenzie Lanagan, Matthew Lanagan, Lucas Lanagan, Thao Lanagan, Abigail Adams, Jeremiah Adams, Margaret Adams, Sarah Adams and Teresa Adams; 2 great-grandchildren, Tyler Herrick and Hazel Herrick; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gerry was the sister of the late Leonard Corcoran and Elizabeth Cadieux.

She was formerly employed as a Registered Nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Morton Hospital and the Mattapoisett Nursing Home.

Gerry enjoyed playing bridge and tennis. She was a witty, kind and loving person. She was active in Cursillo Ministry, serving on ‘team’, and Prison Ministry. Mostly, “Nama” also enjoyed attending her children’s and grand-children’s sporting events and other activities.

Gerry was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.

Her visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 10th from 2-8 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 11th at 9 AM in St. Anthony’s Church in Mattapoisett. The family has asked that the public go directly to church on Saturday morning. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the John F. O’Brien Scholarship, Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Rd., Dartmouth, MA 02747. For directions and guestbook. please visit

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