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Francis W. 'Toby' Corcoran

Born: Wed., Jan. 24, 1923
Died: Fri., Aug. 24, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
Location: LaRobardiere
Funeral Home, Inc.

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Camden:  Francis W. ‘Toby’ Corcoran, 89, passed away August 24, 2012, at his home on Third Street, with his family at his side.  Toby was born January 24, 1923, a son of Francis “Frank” and Margaret Condon Corcoran in Mohawk, NY.  He grew up in Camden and worked on the family farm, on Corcoran Hill, until serving for the U.S. Army Air Force between 1942 and 1945.  Toby was a proud WWII veteran.  After returning from the war, he was employed as a foreman, for over thirty years, at Camden Wire Co., retiring in 1985.  On August 16, 1996, he was united in marriage to Yvonne ‘Vonnie” Barber Kelley.  Toby was a graduate of Camden High School.

He was an active member and past Commander of the Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post #66; a member of the LT. Victor Giles VFW Post #6530; a life member of the Camden Volunteer Fire Dept; a charter member of the Otto Mills Fish & Game Club in Redfield, NY; a former member of 40 and 8 club; a member of TC Riders; a past baseball coach in the Camden Little League; and a proud supporter, participant and former King of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Toby is survived by his wife, Vonnie; two sons, Ronald & Janine Corcoran, Camden, and Patrick & Patricia Corcoran, Warwick, NY; five stepdaughters, Debbie & Mike Waterman of Camden; Terry & Mike Kent of FL, Charlene Congden of Rome, Annette & Ron Johnson of Camden, and Jennifer & Mark Wolff of Camden; a sister, Jean Hutton of Syracuse and a brother, Dick & Madge Corcoran of Camden; sixteen grandchildren, Dr. Tobias & Autumn of Amherst, NY, Rhonda & Jim Youngs of Syracuse, Tyler Corcoran of Albany, Erin Corcoran of Warwick, NY, Alison Corcoran of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Ryan Corcoran of Hoboken, NJ, Melissa & Seth Solomon of FL, Sarah Waterman of Camden, Mike Kent Jr. of FL, Kelli & Justin Branton of FL, Jessica & Bob Reinertsen of Sylvan Beach, Kyle & Josh Coleman of Camden, Danielle Cochis of Rome, Bryan Miller of Rome, Mark Wolff Jr. of Camden; six great grandchildren, Nels & Aria Corcoran of Amherst, Hallie & Bob Reinertsen Jr of Sylvan Beach, Dylann Christian of Rome, Dalton Kent of FL; several nieces and nephews; and four sisters, Mary Walker, Rita Armstrong, Betty Bumpus, Ruth Warchol and brother Leo Corcoran predeceased him.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm at LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., Camden, NY.  Internment will be held Tuesday, 10:00 am, in St. John’s Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held Monday, August 27, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm prior to the funeral services at 109 Main St., Camden, NY. A VFW-American Legion Service will be held at 6:00 pm during calling hours.  Memorial contributions in Toby’s memory can be made to Arthur S. Moran American Legion Post #66; Lt. Victor Giles VFW Post #6530, Camden Volunteer Fire Dept., St. Patrick’s Day Parade Fund, or Oneida County Hospice.  

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Dawn Warters Zigler
   Posted Fri August 24, 2012
My prayers are with you all Toby was a great guy and will surely be missed

Maureen R. Dourney
   Posted Fri August 24, 2012
Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared, and the love they brought into our lives.

Sincere sympathy to the Corcoran and Kelley families on your loss of your loved one. May your memories of happy times shared with your loved one bring you peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. You will be remembered in prayer.

Patricia Waterman Sieckman
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
Our thoughts are with all of you. May his memory be eternal.

Gayle Parkhurst
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all, Toby was truly a GREAT man.

Tom Henry Jr
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
Words can not express how I feel. Toby was a mentor and friend to me for a lot of years.

I will always remember his kind advice, warm smile and his love for family. He was one of Camden''s treasures.

The Hyde Family (Bridgeport NY)
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
Byran and Family,
Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Tammy Conley
   Posted Sat August 25, 2012
Vonnie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Toby was such a special person. He will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. I'll miss him driving by the house and waving with that awesome smile. He helped me through a terrible time in my life and I will never forget it. <3 RIP my friend and Thank You! <3

Patti Fitzgerald
   Posted Mon August 27, 2012
Pat & Patti - So sorry for your loss. May your fond memories of Tonby stay with you during this difficult time. Toby's legacy lives on in all his children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. He lived a very blessed life.
You can judge a man's legacy by his values & how he lives his life, those values are evident in his son Patrick. Toby will always be safely tucked away in your heart.
You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Jan Hickey Yuill
   Posted Wed September 12, 2012
Dear Pat, Patty, Ron, Janine, Debbie, Mike and the rest,
I''m so sorry to hear about Toby. He and my dad were good friends and did alot together at the legion and the 40 and 8. I will always remember his Irish smile. He was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed. May you feel God''s arms wrapped around you providing fond memories of Toby.
Love to you all,

Elaine Morey
   Posted Mon September 17, 2012
To the Corcoran Family,

We were deeply saddened to read of Toby''s passing. We always look forward to seeing him on our annual visits to the Legion. Were used to have alot on fun on that Sunday Co-Ed League years ago. He surely willl be missed.



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