Charleane T. Corrigan died peacefully Friday, March 16 in her sleep at the Windemere Nursing Home. She was 104.

Born in Waynesville, N.C. in 1914, she was the daughter of Charles Orr Turbyfill and Eugenia Akers. She spent the early part of her life living with her grandmother, as her mother Eugenia died when she was four during the worldwide flu epidemic. She was very close to her younger brother, Charles Jr., who predeceased her.

Her father was an archeologist with the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, living in New York city when he was not in the field excavating Indian mounds. Her father remarried and moved the family to the Bronx, N.Y. when she was 14. She attended Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx.

Charleane worked at Price Waterhouse, an accounting firm, with a monthly salary of $100. She also worked as a receptionist at a doctor’s office and then for 17 years at the international humanitarian agency CARE.

She met her husband, Martin Corrigan, in the Bronx and they married in 1936, when she was 23. They were married almost 60 years; he died 21 years ago.

She enjoyed playing bridge for over 40 years with her many friends. She did beautiful needlepoint pieces and made the best wet coconut cake.

Charleane’s daughter, Judith Cunniffe, brought her to live on Martha’s Vineyard from Florida 10 years ago, where she took up residence at Windemere. She took great pride in her private room and the flowers on her porch and loved when she won at Bingo and the outings to Farm Neck where she enjoyed her favorite, a Reuben sandwich. She enjoyed her time at Windemere and formed many warm friendships. She always talked about the staff at Windemere, especially Paula, Diane, Betsy, Mary, Fred and Dr. Lamb.

Her secret to a long and healthy life? One word. Coffee. She drank at least six cups a day. She loved her coffee.

She is survived by her daughter, Judith, of East Chop. Her son in law David predeceased her. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Susan, Patrick and Jack Garrett of East Chop; David, Diana, David Robert and Colin Cunniffe of Youngsville, N.C.; Melissa, Eliza, and Charlie Cunniffe of South Salem, N.Y.; Kevin Cunniffe of Charlestown; and Casey, Jennifer, Finn, Kiera and Isla Cunniffe of Norwalk, Conn. She was predeceased by her grandson John Cunniffe of South Salem, N.Y.

A visitation will be held Friday, March 23 from 5 p.m. to 7 at the Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs. Her funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine’s Church on Franklin street in Vineyard Haven. According to her wishes she will be cremated.

Donations in Charleane’s memory may be made to Windemere Recreation Department, P.O. Box 1477, Oak Bluffs, MA, 02557.