Haverhill — Leonard R. Corcoran died peacefully in his sleep March 14, 2013, under the loving care of his family. His wife of 70 years, Ruth (Maguire) Corcoran was by his side.
Leonard was born on September 7, 1919 in Haverhill, MA to John J. and Julia (Sullivan) Corcoran.
A graduate of Lowell Textile Institute, Leonard earned a B.S. in Chemistry. He was the owner of the L.R. Corcoran Chemical Co.
Leonard was the father of 8 children: Tom Corcoran of Braintree, Stephen Corcoran of Bradford, Larry Corcoran of Haverhill, Martha Corcoran of Newburyport, Andrew Corcoran of Bradford, Mary (Corcoran) Senior of Bradford, Monica Corcoran of Newburyport, and Margo (Corcoran) Howard of Haverhill, 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his grandson, Kevin Howard.
ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass Was held Monday March 18, 2013 at Sacred Hearts Church, Bradford. Interment with military honors followed in the Elmwood Cemetery, Bradford. Arrangements were by H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. Donations in Leonard’s memory may be made to: Friends of Bethany Fund, 10 Phoenix Row, Haverhill MA 01832. To leave condolences to his family or to view his full obituary please visit,