- December 1, 1928 - October 15, 2013
- Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
of Corinne's Passing
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Corinne Mildred Hokanson "Nana" passed away peacefully on October 15, 2013 at the age of 84 on Hilton Head Island, SC at her home surrounded by family. Corinne was born on December 1, 1928 in Salem, MA. She was the only child of Marjorie and Harold Estes and according to her mother, she "broke the mold" when she was born. She grew up in Beverly, MA and was a drum majorette at Beverly High School. She attended Nassan College in Springvale, ME and the Chamberlain School of Boston. She married the late Frank William Hokanson on June 29, 1950 in Beverly, MA. They spent the first years on their marriage in Manchester by the Sea, MA where their first three children, Linda, Lisa and Cyndi were born. The family moved to Barrington, Rhode Island where they had two more daughters, Carol and Nancy. They later moved to Upper Saddle River, NJ and Marietta, GA before retiring in 1991 to Hilton Head Island, SC. Corinne loved her life and was active in the Island's social scene. She is known on the Island as "The lemon tart lady" and was recently featured in the magazine Pink. She was a wonderful cook and famous for her dinner parties. She was an avid tennis player and baton twirler throughout her life. She worked as a boutique lady at Stein Mart for twelve years and volunteered at the Hilton Head Hospital up until her death. She loved sports especially the Boston Red Sox and college football. She had a wonderful sense of humor and never met a stranger. She prided herself on being able to "walk into a room and know everyone there in fifteen minutes." Corinne is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Marjorie Estes, her grandson, Paul William Zimmerli, her daughter, Linda Lee Yeung, and her husband, Frank William Hokanson. She is survived by her four daughters Lisa Zimmerli and her husband Kenny, Cyndi Farley and her husband Steve, Carol Vargo, and Nancy Adair, her grandchildren Elizabeth, Ana, Hannah, Gabe, Brooke, Olivia, Nathan, and her great granddaughter Ansley and her cat Katie. The family will welcome her friends at her home in Port Royal Plantation to celebrate her life on Thursday the 17th of October from 2-5 in the afternoon followed by an informal gathering at Reilley's Grill and Bar North end. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to Hilton Head Humane Association. Nana will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. The Island Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.