Correia, Jordan Jr.

July 10th, 2009

correiajordanJordan Correia, Jr., age 88, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, July 10, 2009.

Born on March 22, 1921, in Lowell, MA, Jordan was the dear son of the late Jordan, Sr. and Josephine (Vieira) Correia. Jordan grew up in East Boston, MA and was educated there. He enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII, he served his country from 1942 until he was honorably discharged in October of 1945.

He married Jenny Terramagra on January 7, 1945, and celebrated over 50 years of marriage prior to her passing in 1995. Jordan and Jenny moved to Wilmington in 1965 to raise their family and Jordan was a member of the Wilmington V. F. W. Prior to retirement, Jordan was employed as an interior decorator for Marcus Displays in Boston, Jordan Marsh, Filenes, as well as other retail stores, creating many beautiful window displays. In his spare time, Jordan enjoyed gardening, shopping, and going to the beach. He will be remembered as a talented, hard working, very patriotic, a good neighbor and friend, and as a man who loved his family dearly. Jordan will be missed by all who knew him.

Jordan was the beloved husband of the late Jenny (Terramagra) Correia, devoted father of George J. Correia & his wife Beth of Sandown, NH, Estella J. Bryan & her husband Charles of High Point, NC, Joanne Sullivan & her husband James of Haverhill, MA, and the late Estella Correia, loving grandfather of Karyn Foynes, Michael J. Correia, and Jennifer N. Sullivan,great-grandfather of Kellie & Jessica Correia, Kayla Hartford, Chelsea Green, Haylie & Danny Foynes, dear brother of Tony Correia of East Boston, MA, Alice Bernasconi of Quincy, MA, Alda Falzarano of Lynnfield, MA, Josie Grillo of Winthrop, MA, and the late Manuel Correia.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, July 16th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church in Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Visiting hours Wednesday, July 15th from 4-8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Jordan’s name may be made to E. N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Attn: Patient Fund, 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.


14 Entries in Guest Book for “Correia, Jordan Jr.”

  1. Dick, Donna, Brian and Matt says:

    Jim, Joanne, Jen – Your Dad, Father In Law and Grandfather was a kind and genuine man. It was always a pleasure getting together with him and just chatting. My thoughts are with you, I know how much he meant to you guys. He passed in the same manner he conducted himself . . . .peaceful. Love to you all

  2. Louis J Spagnolo Jr says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Correia family

  3. Denise, Pat, Kate, Kim and Karianne Calvoni says:

    We lived right across the street from Jordan for 13 years. We saw him almost every day. He was a wonderful man that would do anything for my family. He loved my girls and always called them all “Pretty Eyes”. He never forgot my children’s birthdays. I was very impressed with that. We moved away 2 weeks ago and I was planning to keep in touch with him. I was worried about leaving, but told him to call if he needed anything. He was like a grandpa to us. I am not going to tell my kids because I don’t think they could handle it well, because of their ages. We will never forget Jordan or the Correia family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Correia family and all of those who will miss Jordan as much as my family.

  4. paul morgan says:

    jim sorry to hear about your father in law, tell joanne we our thoughts and prayers are with you love morgie

  5. Pat says:

    Jim, Joanne, Jen

    So sorry for your loss, condolences to your family.

  6. Carol Crowley says:

    All of you are in my thoughts & prayers—they say that time heals all, but that can seem like forever, from all I hear, your Dad was a pretty special person George—Much love—CAROL

  7. Eileen says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Correia family. I did not know your Dad George but it sounds like he was a great man. If there is anything I can do don”t hesitate to call 603-365-4631 (Cell). I am Beth’s cousin.

  8. Dawn McNulty says:

    I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad Joanne. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you Jim and Jennifer and the entire Correia family.

  9. Cheryl & Joe Muldowney says:

    Joanne we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Debbie Almeida says:

    i am so sorry to hear about your loss.
    my prayers and thoughts go to jennifer and you jim and the entire
    Correia family.

  11. Patrick, Lauren & Poet Bryan says:

    Please know your entire family is our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Joanne, Estella and family says:

    Sorry for the loss. Our thoughts and prayers and for all of you.

    Willie & Myriam Turcotte and family

  13. Jan Russo (Correia) says:

    My uncle Jordan was a wonderful man. With our busy lives we don’t always get to see our aunts and uncles as often as we should…but I am so happy that I made a point to invite my uncle Jordan to my cook- outs. He would always say “I don’t know if I can make it to Stoneham, I’m getting old and I don’t like driving at night”…..he was the first one to arrive in the morning and the very last one to leave after midnight. I have some wonderful pictures and memories of our good times together. Two years ago he made a point to copy a photo of my grandparents, he took the time to go to CVS with a snapshot and had an 8 x 10 glossy photo made for me. It was so cute listening to him as he explained the process of making the photo using the self-serve machine. He told me this photo was sent special just for me and felt it was something that I should have. How thoughtful he was…I will cherish that photo forever. Not only because it’s a wonderful picture of my grandmother and grandfather but also because I had an uncle who took the time to think of me in such a fond way. To my cousins and their spouses he will truly be missed; my prayers are with you and your children at this time of sorrow.

  14. Tracy F. Phillips says:

    In Sympathy and Prayer

    What we once enjoyed
    and deeply loved
    we can never lose,
    for all that
    we love deeply
    becomes a part of us.

    ~Helen Keller

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