Mary Agnes McCorry

Mary Agnes McCorry

October 07, 1921 - October 23, 2009

Mary Agnes McCorry

October 07, 1921 - October 23, 2009


McCorry, Mary Agnes ‘Dixie’ moved on to eternal peace Friday, October 23, 2009, in her Mission Viejo home surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1921, Mary lived a dynamic life that included assembling parachutes during WWII. After working for Time Life Inc. and holding various other positions while raising four children, the family moved to Phoenix, AZ in 1970, where Mary began a career in credit management for Montgomery Ward. She continued as Credit Manager with the company after relocating to Mission Viejo, California in 1976. Mary was a member of the Parish Council of Women for 30 years. After retirement in 1986, she devoted herself to volunteer work at Mission Hospital for 18 years, and enjoying her passion for bingo, cards and mah-jongg.

Mary will always be loved and remembered by Bob, her husband of 67 years, and by their four children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A prayer vigil will be held at O’Connor Mortuary at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 29th, followed by a 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Friday, October 30th at St. Killian’s Catholic Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers, Mary’s memory be honored by a donation to the Mission Hospital Foundation, 27700 Medical Center Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-6426 or @

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4 responses to Mary Agnes McCorry

  1. Bill Walsh says:

    My favorite Aunt. Many warm memories of family get togethers at the house on Whipple Street.

  2. To Dixie’s family—-Our thoughts and prayers are with you…..she was such a warm and generous person and will be missed by all who were fortunate to know her……Tom and Cindy Delery

  3. Tom Walsh says:

    Aunt Dixie was fun. I can still hear her laughter. I can still hear her stories. She opened my horizons by taking me to Delavan, Wisconsin, my first trip out of Chicago. I went on to travel around the world. She related to us as kids extremely well, never patronizing us, never condescending to us. Her marriage to Bob was the best marriage I have ever been privileged to witness. I loved her and I will cherish my memories of her forever. Tom

  4. Kate Walsh says:

    Aunt Dixie was a wonderful, vibrant woman who was interested in all of her nieces and nephews and made each of us feel special in many different ways. My thoughts and prayers are with the McCorry Family.

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