Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Remember 9-11-01

Victim Georgine Rose Corrigan
to be remembered with roses

By Rosemarie Bernardo

Rose petals and soil from a Pennsylvania crash site will be scattered over Diamond Head to remember Georgine Rose Corrigan, one of two isle victims aboard a hijacked plane that plummeted into a field near Pittsburgh on Sept. 11.

Described as a selfless person, she would have given her life for her friends, especially her grandchildren, said Corrigan's daughter, Laura Brough.

"My mom wouldn't want a war to be a part of our lives. ... It's pretty ironic that the result of her death may thrust us into a war," she said.

Corrigan, 56, died when terrorists took control of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed. Corrigan, a Hawaii Kai resident, was returning to Hawaii to prepare for a trade show at the Blaisdell Center. A well-known antiques and collectibles dealer, she spent some time on the East Coast looking for items for the trade show.

"She can make the best of the worst situations," said Brough.

Corrigan worked as a bank teller, managed beauty salons in Liberty House and designed logos for a textile firm.

Corrigan is also survived by brothers Kevin Marisay, Robert Marisay Jr. and two grandchildren, Evan and Dylan.

A memorial service for Corrigan will be held aboard the Star of Honolulu on Oct. 7 from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boarding will begin at 11 a.m. on the east side of Aloha Tower Marketplace. The cruise ship will depart at noon. Call 528-6767 to reserve seating.

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