Chester A. Corcoran, 96, of Berlin, passed away on Tuesday November 9, 2021 at his home. He was born in Colebrook, NH on September 5, 1925 the son of Martin J. and Leah (Fanjoy) Corcoran and lived in Errol until age 11 when he moved to the Berlin-Milan area. Chet was a US Navy Veteran of World War II where he served from October 19, 1943 to June 6, 1946 in the Asiatic Pacific area on the USS LSM 3824 and on the USS LST 922. He also had shore station in Newport, RI, at the ATB Little Creek, VA and the KD SCH Victoria Hotel in Boston, MA. Chet obtained the WW2 Victory Medal, the American Area Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal. Chet had been employed by the City of Berlin School Department as a custodian and a school bus driver for 50 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the White Mountain Post #2520 VFW and the White Mountain Ridge Runners Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing and hunting and was involved with youth hockey in the early 1970’s.
Family includes his children Sandra L. Stephenson and husband Larry of Berlin, NH, Nancy A. Kelleher and husband Tom of San Diego, CA and Wayne Corcoran and wife Rungnapha of Pattaya, Thailand; grandchildren David W. Corcoran, Michael J. Stephenson and April Corcoran; great grandchild Emma; siblings Charlotte Bolduc of Waterville, ME, Frances Gallagher of Berlin, NH, Priscilla Gordon of NC, Jean Hall of Seattle, WA, Carol Kilmain of Boston, MA, , Mark Corcoran of Berlin, NH, Norman Corcoran of AZ and James Corcoran of Huntington, VT; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years Elizabeth (Judson) Corcoran and siblings Robert Corcoran, William Corcoran and Helen Corcoran.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 11 AM at the Bryant & Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9 to 11 AM, prior to the service. Interment will be in the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to North Country Home Health & Hospice, 536 Littleton, NH, 03561 or to a charity of one’s choice. Online guestbook at www.bryantfuneralhome.net.