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Eileen Corcoran

1935 ~ 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Eileen Corcoran Obituary

Eileen Corcoran (nee McGuirk), 88, died peacefully in her sleep on December 1, 2023, formerly of Palisades Park. She was born in Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ireland May 16, 1935, to James and Margaret McGuirk. One of 9 siblings, Eileen emigrated by herself to the United States when she was 16 years old where she built and lived a wonderful life. Married and widowed three times, Eileen is predeceased by her husband of 11 years, John Corcoran, her husband of 18 years Vincent Falanga and her husband of 18 months, Michael Gaffney and her siblings, James, Anna, Peggy, Kathleen, Mary and Thomas. Loving mother of Stacie Corcoran and her husband Gene and Stephen Falanga and his wife Peggy. Beloved grandmother of Grace, Elisa, Matthew and Julian. Dear sister of Bernard McGuirk and Brigie Foody. Also survived by many, many nieces and nephews.


Eileen spent most of her life in Palisades Park where she raised her family with Vinny and made life-long friends. After remarrying in 1996, she moved to Long Beach, NY where she lived for 12 wonderful years with her husband John. She returned to New Jersey in 2009 where she lived in Englewood.


With a loving heart, Eileen was a force of nature to many. With sheer will and determination she made sure family and friends stayed connected and cared for. She welcomed friends and family alike to her home for parties, holidays and celebrations and loved to entertain and cook meals for others. Her wit was infectious, and stories are too many to share. She had a great fashion sense and loved shopping – especially for her grandchildren.


Through ups and downs she kept to the path and never gave up. A beautiful life well-lived, she is now reunited with all who loved her and have already passed on – a party for sure where no doubt cocktails are being served! Sláinte!


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 4 PM- 8 PM at Blackley Funeral Home, 809 Broad Avenue, Ridgefield, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial, December 6, 2023 at 9:30 AM, Saint Michael’s Church, Palisades Park, NJ. Internment immediately after, Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Tenafly NJ.

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Visitation
Tuesday
December 5, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Blackley Funeral Home
809 Broad Avenue
Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
December 6, 2023

9:30 AM
St Michael s Church (Palisades Park)

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