Frederick H. Corirossi, 80 a resident in Danbury and Westchester, a remarkable dancer and an avid Yankees fan, passed away Sunday evening at Danbury Hospital’s ICU unit.
Frederick was born in New York City on February 8, 1935, son of the late William and Lena Corirossi of Westchester. After graduating from Iona College he enlisted in the Army where he served as a dental assistant. His career journey took him to AT&T where he served as an overseas operator for 18 years receiving high accolades from customers and management. For sixteen years Frederick was a library assistant at Manhattan College. He was a movie extra for Mildred Pierce and Kings, just to name a few.
He enjoyed volunteering at Queen of the Clergy and the Danbury Registrar’s Office. Fred is survived by his son Frederick “Tony” Corirossi, of Cliffton, NJ, his daughter, Terri Fermo and husband Anthony, grandsons Anthony and Nicholas of Fairfield, NJ, his sister Joy Episalla of Bronxville, NY, a nephew, Dr. Charles Episalla of Middletown, NY, a niece, Joy Episalla of New York City, as well as many other beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Anthony, John and Bill who was killed in WWII and buried in Normandy.
His survivors also include, long-time friend Sylvia Essington, trusted physican Dr. Martin Lebowski and best friend and care giver, Vickey Hickey.
Expression of deep gratitude to Dr. David Oelberg of the ICU unit at Danbury Hospital and to the kindness and never ending compassion of the staff including Kim, Stephanie, Dympha, Lisa, Helena, Rachael, Brittany and Cheryl; all the numerous do-gooders who shared a smile at Fred’s doorway and to Dana on 11 East, who was always there.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 6th at St. Joseph Church, 8 Robinson Ave., Danbury, at 11am. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury, CT on Wednesday from 8:30am – 10:30am. Burial will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Queen of the Clergy, Priest Residence, 274 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902; Attn.: Vickey Hickey.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”
Published in News Times on May 5, 2015
Corirossi, Frederick H. [MCxstaff RIP]
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