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Ethel Abraham Corcoran
  • Memorials may be made in Ethel's memory to:
  • The Charleston Symphony Orchestra
    P.O. Box 30818
    Charleston, SC 29417
  • Memorials may be made in Ethel's memory to:
  • Saint Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church
    98 Genesee Street
    Geneva, NY 14456

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“We are very sorry to hear about Ms. Ethel. She was a good friend of my mother's (Carol Jacobsen) and a pleasure to know. She was always delighted to...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Susan Conlon - Greensboro, NC

“Dear Doree and Patricia...I have so many wonderful memories of your beloved sister, Ethel and she will always have a very special place in my heart.....Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Louise Branciforte - Seneca Falls, NY

“My sincere condolences of the loss of such a wonderful womanI knew her and Richard and adored them both. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Leslie Elder - John's Island, SC


Ethel A. Corcoran, 88, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of the late Richard Eugene Corcoran entered into eternal rest Sunday, January 5, 2020. Services and interment will be in Geneva, NY. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Ethel was born October 2, 1931 in Geneva, NY, the fourth child of the late Joseph Abraham and Helen Brown Abraham, well known in Geneva, NY for their family friendly ice cream parlor.

She graduated Rochester Business Institute with an associates degree in organizational/accounting management and was the very successful owner-operator of the Ethel Abraham Shoppe, a ladies cosmetics and lingerie boutique in Geneva from 1960-1976.

For the last 30 years Ethel and her husband resided in Charleston, SC where she was an active member and past officer in The Exchange Club Women's Auxiliary. Ethel enjoyed all forms of classical music, gardening, reading and painting. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston, SC and St. Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Geneva, NY.

She is survived by her sisters, Doree S. Harris of Louisville, KY and Patricia Ann Abraham of Charleston, SC. Ethel was the beloved aunt of several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Emmaline and brothers, Paul and John.

Memorials may be made in Ethel's memory to: The Charleston Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 30818, Charleston, SC 29417 or Saint Michael's Antiochian Orthodox Church, 98 Genesee Street, Geneva, NY 14456.