Corinne
Devoted mother, adoring grandmother and loyal wife, Corinne Conway, a 36 year resident of Rancho Palos Verdes, passed away at home on the morning of Sunday, March 1st after a seven month struggle to recover from a stroke. Corinne was 84 when she died. She was born Corinne Helen Liddell on March 19, 1924, in Gary, Indiana and was one of eleven children. She married Patrick Henry Conway III on November 7, 1953. Before marriage she served in the WACS during WWII and worked at a variety of jobs in and around South Bend, Indiana - including as an elevator operator and 'flipping tin' in a steel mill. After having seven children and living in several Midwestern and eastern states, the Conway's settled in RPV in 1973. After raising her children she returned to work, holding various retail positions - jobs where she would have constant interaction with people, which was very important to her. Active at St. John Fisher Church, The House of Yaweh thrift store and other groups, she was always on the go. The most common memory friends have of her is that she was always fun to be around and that she enjoyed herself whatever she was doing. Her greatest passion was her grandchildren. She was an avid walker, swimmer, traveler and reader. She regularly attended live concerts and the theatre. She was immensely proud of her older brother Barney, who performed with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra for 35 years. She enjoyed spending time with close friends, some of whom she knew for decades. She will be missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her seven children: Daughters Cynthia Conway of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; Teresa Conway of Santa Barbara, CA; Connie Stannard (Jim) of Rochester, MN; Miriam Eid of Irvine CA; Laurie Gaschott (Alan) of Shoreview, MN; and Sons Patrick "Zak" Conway (Dagmar) and Dennis Conway, both of San Francisco, CA; six grandchildren; Erin, Soraya, Egon, Sophie, Ryan and Finn. As well as three siblings; Beatrice Fisher of Canoga Park, CA; Bernadette Parker of Corona, CA and Jim Liddell of La Mesa, CA. Preceded in death by parents Beatrice and Raymond Liddell, husband Patrick, brothers Raymond, Barney and Robert; and sisters Mary, Martha, Renee and Jeanne. A gathering of family & friends will be held Friday, March 6, 2009 at McCormick Redondo Beach Chapel from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm with a Memorial Mass to follow at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes at 2:30 pm. Internment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Rochester, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be sent in her name to the House of Yaweh in Lawndale, 310-675-1384, or the National Stroke Association - www.stroke.org.

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  1. After reading the messages from the Crimmins, and Tom what wonderful messages, they brought tears to my eyes. Corinne being so full of life we didnt want her to suffer any more than she had to, I am going to have a Mass said and when we go to church on Sat. I will light a candle for her peace and honor for her life we shared with her family,Sisters,and brother. Aunt Corinne was a friend and a joy to have in your home, we all enjoyed being with her and now she is with her family in heaven. Wish we were there with all the family but our thoughts and prayers will be with you and yours. Vicki and John

  2. Aunt Corinne blessed our family with many memories. What stands out most in my mind was her wonderful sense of humor, love for life and unconditional love for extended family. Corinne traveled thousands of miles over the years to be part of family gatherings. We will forever cherish the energy and happiness that she shared with everyone. With Love, Sharon and John Powell

  3. Dear Family, It is with great sadness but also joy that we share with you our sorrow in the loss of your mother, sister, aunt grandmother and friend. Aunt Corinne was such a strong person with a genuine love for life. In reading her memorial I swear that I could hear her “big” laugh at the all the kind words that were written about her. When I think of her, I think about the word stability and how she was a rock for her immediate and exteneded family. I just loved to talk to her. In speaking with my wife Mary and our children yestarday we remember foundly her genuine interest in you, whoever you were. Mary commented she always was up to date with the scoop about you. I remember foundly the many vacations in South Bend where we had occassion to have a picnic and we taught your family the game of “ditchim”… Our parents would stay up till all hours of the night. I can only imagine those were special trips for you as well. As you celebrate her life we say a prayer for all of you and keep close the memories she gave us all. We lit a candle at the alter of St. Anthony in St. Patrick’s Catherdral (New York City) on Sunday to honor her life. Here is to you Aunt Corrine, we love you! Tom and Mary Liddell – South Bend Indiana.

  4. Dear Family, Corinne gave us a little heaven on earth with her lively personality and her zest for fun. Please accept our deepest sorrow. We have fond memories that Corinne gave us. May your memories help give you strength through these difficult days. Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you. Love, Jim and Mary Sue Crimmins

  5. Dad asked me to order flowers and my son suggested that we attach balloons in remembrance of Martha.. She had a poem on the back of her Mass card which read: Balloons are a sign of freedom as I watch them float in the sky.A balloon is dead until a breath of air is put into it.That breath of air gives it Life.When I die,I know that God will be breathing life into me. Balloons are a sign of celebration and I want them to be a part of mine. We wanted Martha and the Crimmins Clan to be part of the celebration of Corinne’s Life…we will miss her. Love, Fred, Diane & Bob, Jim&MarySue, Bea&Joe, Dan& Julie,Sam,Joe&Kathy,and Amy.

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