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NAME DONNA L. CORRIGAN, age 74, of North Aurora, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, IL. on Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Her battle with cancer may have broken her body, but never her spirit, and she is now safe in the arms of her Savior. BORN: She was born April 2, 1938 in Chicago, IL.EARLY YEARS:Donna grew up in Chicago and attended Gray Grade School. She graduated from West Aurora High School in 1956, where she was involved in many activities, including the honor of being the baton (flag) twirler in the marching band. MARRIAGE: She was united in marriage to William F. "Bill" Corrigan Jr. on October 12, 1957.RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: Donna and Bill began their new life in Aurora where they welcomed home three sons, Michael, Daniel and Patrick. They made 42 years of wonderful memories both at home and on numerous trips before Bill’s passing in 1999. Donna eventually moved to North Aurora until the last stages of her battle with cancer brought her into the care of McAuley Manor. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:Donna was employed over the years at Barber-Greene, 48 Insulations, Pilmer Real Estate, Colonial Drugs and lastly was office manager and executive secretary for Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora, a position she held for over 25 years. She continued to help the church through volunteer office work. MEMBERSHIPS: She was an active member of the Junior Women’s Club of Aurora in the 1960’s and past officer of the Marmion Mother’s Club in the 1970’s. Donna also was a past officer in the St. Anne’s Society of Holy Angels Church and was involved in all the class reunions for West Aurora High School, class of 1956. Donna also volunteered to be an election judge for thirteen years. LIFE NOTES: Donna had a work ethic that was second to none. She was very organized and always kept her home and workplace in "tip top" shape believing that there was a place for everything and to her credit, everything was always in its place. She was an avid sports fan, especially when it came to supporting her children and grandchildren’s athletic interests over the years. She was always interested in how they and the team were doing and loved them all with great pride and joy. Her loyalty extended to the love and support of her country, proudly flying the American flag every day and night all her adult years. She and Bill enjoyed traveling together, sometimes accompanied by their friends. Donna and her friends made a memorable trip to Hawaii, and more memories were made on the numerous trips to Door County and throughout the country enjoying life and having fun. No amount of traveling could take her away from church for long as Donna volunteered for many church related activities, was a den mother and playground helper for Holy Angels School. Her proudest accomplishments were her family and her home, not to mention having breakfast with her high school friends, Sara, Judy, Merry, Kay, "the other Donna", Barb, Bettye and Janet. Dinners with the "Birthday Club" became cherished times as well when she dined with Mary, Millie, Joyce, Lee and Penny. Donna knew the beauty of friendships and became close to her co-workers as well. If you thought there was no more room in her heart, you’d be mistaken, because there was always room for all kinds of animals, especially Collie dogs and Calico cats.SURVIVORS: She is survived by three sons:Michael Patrick Corrigan, Daniel Shawn (Shari) Corrigan and Patrick Colin Corrigan;Five grandchildren: Sean Michael, Lauren Kathleen, Brianna Lyn, Bryan William and Connor Daniel;And a special thank you for the extraordinary care and support from Dr. Phillip Moore and Dr. Ramesh Kola. PRECEDED:She is preceded in death by her mother Minnie V. (Uhl) Arimond and step-father Harold J. Arimond, who raised her as his own, and her husband William F. Corrigan Jr. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 9-10:15 a.m., Monday, December 3, 2012, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. Catholic prayers will be said at 10:15 a.m. A mass to celebrate her life and faith will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 180 S. Russell Ave., Aurora, IL. Rev. Msg. Martin Heinz, pastor of Holy Angles Church, will officiate with Rev. Msg. Gerald Kobbeman as co-celebrant. Interment to follow at St. Gall Cemetery, Elburn, Il. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Donna’s name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the "Donna Corrigan Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.Arrangements were handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, the leader in compassionate comprehensive bereavement care for the communities surrounding Kane, DeKalb, DuPage and Kendall counties. Family owned and operated with sincerity in service for four generations since 1922.