Obituary for Corridon F "Corry" Trask Jr.
BARRE- Corridon “Corry” F. Trask, Jr., 92, passed away on November 8, 2016 in Baldwinville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility.
He leaves his wife of 71 years, Margaret (Gahan) Trask, two sons, Jere Trask of N. Andover, MA, Gene Trask and his wife Joan (Young) of Royalston, MA. He leaves 3 daughters, Dona Lapati of Barre, Diana Petracone and her husband John of Hubbardston and Jody Pierce and her husband Richard of Barre; 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Corry was born in Lewiston, ME on July 13, 1924, son of Corridon F. Sr. and Ethel (Humphrey) Trask. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester, NH. in 1938, receiving recognition for his athletic achievements. He served in WWII as a Navy Pilot in the Pacific in the Navy Squadron VC71 assigned to the aircraft carrier CVE-61 USS Manila Bay.
Upon graduating from Keene State College in 1951, Corry began his distinguished 36 year career as an educator in Troy, NH as a teaching principal and coach. In 1957 he moved to Greenfield, MA to serve as the Director of Secondary Education until 1961, when he accepted the position of Principal, then Assistant Superintendent of Masconomet Regional High School in Topsfield, MA. In 1967 he assumed the position of Superintendent of Schools in the newly created Quabbin Regional School District, serving for 19 years until his retirement in 1986.
In recognition of Corry’s leadership and service to the Quabbin District, he was honored to have the Performing Arts Center dedicated in his name in October of 1997. Corry will be deeply missed by family, friends and all whose lives were touched by him throughout the years.
The family would like to thank the staff of Broadview Assisted Living in Winchendon, MA and especially the caring and compassionate staff of Baldwinville Skilled Nursing Facility.
A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Corridon Trask will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 1PM in the Barre Congregational Church Park St. Barre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Pillsbury Funeral Home 96 S.Barre Rd. Barre is assiting the family arrangements. For an online tribute please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com