Michael W. Corrigan

Oct 16, 2023

Michael W. Corrigan of Mattapoisett, formerly of Vienna, Virginia, passed away on October 14th, 2023. He was born on February 25th, 1959, to the late Admiral Donald T. Corrigan and Ann (Welch) in Fall River, Massachusetts. He was raised in Fall River and Somerset. He graduated from Providence College in 1981 then attended the Naval War College/Salve Regina where he earned his MS in National Security Policy and Decision Making.

In 1981, he began a 28-year career with Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) in Camp Pendleton, California. He was then selected as the Agent Afloat aboard the USS Nimitz (CVN - 68) where he was involved with the Walker Spy Investigation. After being in the Middle East, he returned to Newport, Rhode Island where he was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge for Foreign Counterintelligence. In 1990, Mike was appointed Resident Agent in Charge of Earle, New Jersey. In 1995, Mike was assigned to the Joint Counterintelligence Support Branch in the Pentagon as a Senior CI Staff Officer. Mike was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his participation in the Robert Kim espionage investigation. In 2003, Mike moved to the Deputy Assistant Director role for all investigative support. Upon his retirement, he worked for Crossmatch and Sonavation Technology Companies from 2009-2014. He then started his own consulting company until 2017.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathleen (Quinlan), his daughter Katherine, son Ryan, daughter-in-law Carolyn and granddaughter Lily of Washington D.C. He is also survived by sister Beth Tucker, Brother-in-law Tom and sister Caroline. He was also close to his in-laws, Cheryl and Paul Coucci, Tim and Kim Quinlan, Nancy Quinlan and several nieces and nephews.

Mike was the ultimate storyteller who hardly met a stranger. He was a strong competitor who played golf at Newport Country Club for most of his life and earned accolades for Rugby in his earlier days. Mike was a devoted father and husband who always supported his family. Over the past couple years, Mike faced many medical obstacles that he faced with bravery and determination. He will be dearly missed.

In lieu of Flowers, please donate on behalf of Mike to the Corrigan Family Scholarship Fund at Providence College.

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 19th at 10 AM in St. Anthony's Church. The public is invited to meet directly at church. Burial will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, October 18th from 4-7 PM in the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd. (Rt. 6), Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.