Raphael “Ray” J. Corrigan, 88, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and formerly of rural Blackstone, died peacefully Monday, December 27, 2021 at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center following a lengthy illness. It was Ray’s wish that there be no visitation that might jeopardize the health of family and friends due to the COVID pandemic. Cremation rites were accorded with private burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Ransom. The Solon-Telford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Peace of Mind Funeral Home assisted the family in Milwaukee. He was born October 31, 1933 in Sunbury Township to Martin R. and Mayme V. (Broderick) Corrigan. He married Valerie R. Armstrong August 13, 1966 in Streator. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Shari and Paul Hanneman of Franklin, Wisconsin; granddaughter, Marjorie Hanneman of Ithaca, New York; grandson, Harrison Hanneman of Chicago, Illinois; former wife, Valerie R. Hebler, Park Hill, Oklahoma; sister, Mary Jo Corrigan of Pontiac, Illinois; and niece Kathleen Condon of Syca-more, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Justin M. Corrigan; and niece, Kristine Corrigan. Ray was a lifelong farmer in the Blackstone, Ransom and Kernan areas. He was a graduate of Dwight Township High School, class of 1951, and served in the United States Army as a tank mechanic. He was a member of the former Immaculate Conception parish; the Msgr. George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council #790; and BPOE Lodge #591. Ray never knew a stranger and is remembered for his congeniality and ability to converse with anyone about any topic. In his retirement, Ray never missed a recital, concert, or competition involving his grandchildren. He would end each event with a hearty “Good show! Good show!” The family is grateful to the ninth floor palliative care team at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center for their loving and dignified care of dad. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at: www.solontelford.com