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Robert J. Corrigan, 72, Of Wilton, Retired President & CEO Of IBM And IMAX

Robert J. Corrigan
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WILTON, Conn. - Robert J. Corrigan, a 25 year resident of Wilton, died June 26. He was 72.

Corrigan was born Aug. 14, 1940, to Helen and Joseph Corrigan. He was raised in Babylon, N.Y. He graduated from Seton Hall High School in 1958 and went on to Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y. In 1962 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Later, he earned a Masters degree in Industrial Administration from Union College.

Corrigan joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. in 1962. During his 32-year career with IBM he assumed increasing responsibilities holding managerial positions in the U.S. and in Paris, France. Ultimately he became an IBM vice president, and president and CEO of the IBM PC Company. Following his retirement from IBM in 1994, he was president and CEO of IMAX Corporation in Toronto, Canada. He transformed the business before retiring in 1996.

Corrigan's deep commitment to Manhattan College led him to serve on the Board of Advisors of its School of Business. He was an American Cancer Society volunteer, driving cancer patients to their appointments.

Corrigan is survived by his wife, Regina (Jeanne) Owens of Sayville, N.Y.; sons, Robert Jr. (Julie), Timothy (Christine), Paul (Kellie), David, and Kevin (Carolina); 12 grandchildren; brothers, Michael Corrigan of Mattapoisett, Mass., and Joseph Corrigan of Poughkeepsie N.Y.; and two nephews and a niece.

Calling hours are Saturday, June 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 203-866-0747. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 1 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Route 7, Wilton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Friends of the Poor, 155 W 22nd St., New York, NY 10114, Attention Fr. John Felice.

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