Click to view picture of SOPHIA,
DATE OF BIRTH:
OCCUPATION: Shop Assistant and Housewife
RESIDENCE: Kenilworth Square and Coventry, England
MARRIED: DATE DECEASED
John Corrigan 22 August 1945 16 September 1990
Name Date of Birth Deceased
Ann Corrigan 4 February 1947
Carol Corrigan 23 April 1948
David Corrigan 1 May 1950
Desmond Corrigan 8 January 1955
Jacinta Corrigan 29 November 1957
Sophia, also known as Sophie, is the eldest child of Carl and Mary Oppermann and was born in 27 Synge Street. She went to school in the Sisters of Charity in Terenure where she completed her intermediate and leaving certificates. Sophie went to work at 18 years of age in Findlaters, O’Connell Street where she started her apprenticeship. After two years she decided she wanted to work as a shop assistant and not in the clerical area. While working in Findlaters she was promoted to take charge of the butter department where she had a number of people working to her.
While working in Findlaters she met John Corrigan, after a number of year he asked her out to a dance and they were engaged and married within two years. They had a double wedding in August 1945 with her sister Frances. The wedding took place in the Three Patrons Church, Rathgar and the reception was held in Kenilworth Square. They went to Portrush on their honeymoon, it took two days to get there.
On their return they lived in Kennilworth Square until they got a house in Merrion Avenue.
John at this time was Manager in Findlaters. In September 1959 Sophia and John went to live in Coventry.
As a young girl Sophia loved to play tennis, she was a member of the Orwell Tennis Club in Rathgar. She also liked to swim, walk and dance. Sophia enjoyed debating and she was a member of a debating society in Harcourt Street.
Sophie with Frances and her cousin: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Sophie\SophieandFrancesOppermann.jpg
Sophie with Frances, Seamus, Johnny and Walter: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Sophie\SophieWalterJohnnyFrancesandSeamus.jpg
Sophie’s Double Wedding with Frances: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Sophie\SophieandFrancesWeddingBackGardenPhoto.jpg
Sophie with Johnny and Jim Donnelly at the Family 2004 Gathering: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Sophie\Johnny, Jim and Sophie.JPG
Sophie, Frances and Johnny at the Family 2004 Gathering: PhotosMO\G5-Carl Oppermann and Mary Farrell\Sophie\Johnny, Frances and Sophie.JPG
Sophie’s 90th Birthday Party: