Mark D. Corrigan, 64, of Duxbury, a former priest and a long time criminal justice consultant, died Saturday of a heart attack.
Mr. Corrigan worked with local, state and federal governments for more than 35 years, most recently through his management consulting practice, Mark D. Corrigan Associates.
He was assistant press secretary to former New York City Mayor John Lindsay and then deputy state commis sioner of corrections in New York. He was appointed a New York City Urban Fellow in 1971.
hi 1979, he became first deputy commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections.
Mr. Corrigan taught criminal justice and public management for more than 10 years at Brandeis University's Heller School of Social Welfare. He was director of the National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives.
He started his private management consulting firm in 1991, becoming a lead consultant to the Department Justice.
He was also a mentor to Duxbury High School students as well as a youth sports coach.
Mr. Corrigan earned a bachelor's degree from St John's Seminary in 1963, a bachelor of divinity degree from St. John's in 1967 and a master's in education from Boston College in 1970. In 1977 he graduated from the strategic management program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Born in Cohasset and raised in Quincy, he was a 1959 graduate of Archbishop Williams High School, Braintree, MA.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Guyett) Corrigan; a daughter, Aimee Corrigan of Cambridge; two sons, Andrew Corrigan of Duxbury and Ted Corrigan of Cambridge; two brothers, John Corrigan of Weymouth and Tom Corrigan of Hartford, Conn.; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.