Lila Corrigan

  • Born: March 1, 1923
  • Died: September 3, 2020
  • Location: Avon, Ohio

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
Tel. (440) 933-3202

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Friend

Lila L. Corrigan, 97 of Avon, Ohio, formerly of Bay Village, passed away at the Hospice of the Western Reserve on Thursday, September 3, 2020. Lila was born in Illinois on March 1, 1923 to the late Harold and Wilma (Willis) Walsmith.

After completing her bachelor's degree, Lila joined the WAVES, or "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service", a division of the US Navy. She proudly served in WWII, then returned to Chicago and took an office job with the Remington Rand Corporation. Lila later joined the US Navy Reserves, and was recalled to active duty, serving for three years during the Korean War as an aide to an admiral.

Lila married Peter Corrigan on March 1, 1969 and they spent 46 happy years together until his death in February 2015. She was a realtor and worked alongside Peter at Realty One for many years. Lila was active in the Bay Women's Club, where she served as Past President, and Bay Crafters. She also enjoyed spending time antiquing.

Left to cherish Lila's memory are her children Cindy (the late Jim), Tim, Mick (Dawn); grandchildren Connie, Connor, Callie, Catie, and Cameron. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, PJ; and her siblings.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, Ohio 44192

Private graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Lila at Rose Senior Living where my father also was being cared for. Lila reminded me so much of my mother. She served in the Navy like my mom, always had a cheery disposition, her mannerisms and laugh were very similar to my mother and her sense of humor. She was a pleasure to see and talk with. I remember one time we spoke in length about her past in the navy and how she was much like my mom. Even my dad thought so as they planted the flower gardens together a couple of times and spent time conversing. I am greatly saddened to hear of her passing but wanted to pass on how much she was liked and admired. She was a wonderful woman and my deepest sympathies to her family.

Posted by Deborah Smith - Acquaintance   September 24, 2020

Much love to family, happy she is with her husband now in heaven.

Posted by Bob Steiger - Honolulu, HI - Friend   September 09, 2020

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