FERRIDAY— A memorial mass for Corinne O’Begley, 88, who died Saturday, April 6, 2019, at the Columns Community Care Center in Jonesville, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, 601 Florida Ave., in Ferriday.
Known for her blue eyes, grace and independent spirit, Corinne was a loving mother, a grandmother and a very special friend to many from her early New England roots to her later years finding home in the south.
Corinne was born July 14, 1931, in Stoneham, Mass., the daughter of John Francis Bigley and Charlotte Louise Hewett.
She had a huge heart for rescue dogs and cats. It’s said, “if Corinne couldn’t pet an animal, she would not want life.” Her latest survivor cat, Ki Sun, became a mascot at the Ferriday Place Apartments. Ki Sun is now thriving in cat life in Key West, Fla.
She found comfort and friendship in the south, in Cedar Key, New Orleans, Natchez and Ferriday.
She was preceded in death by her beloved third child, Christopher Mosher, who died at the young age of 41 in Wells, Maine.
Survivors include one son, Michael Mosher of Woodland Hills, Calif., and one daughter, Melanie Mosher of Cedar Key, Fla.
Today nine grandchildren reflect on her compassion and warmth. Grandma was glamorous and artistic to De’ana, Marissa, Morgan, Isiah, Sydney and Zachary from Maine, Samy, Farid and Mayasari from California. Seven great-grandchildren will hear stories of the librarian from Alexandria, N.H., with a passion to write and create.
The family asks in Corinne O’Begley’s memory, to please consider a donation to the Stewpot in Natchez, natchezstewpot.com, Concordia PAWS, concordiapaws.org in Ferriday and Camp Kita, campkita.com, established in memory of her son, Christopher.