Frances Corrado-Cappa October 21, 1925 – May 12, 2019 On May 12, 2019, Frances Corrado-Cappa passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Frances was born in Harlem, NYC and lived her life there, first, with her parents and siblings, and then with her husband, Philip Vincent Corrado. Frances and Philip were blessed with two children, Peter Corrado (Sara Lee, deceased) and Catherine Corrado-Lodi (Robert), who survive her. Frances and Philip moved their family from Harlem to the Bronx in the Pelham Bay area, where she began her life in the community as a home maker, amazing cook, ardent gardener, and member of the congregation of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus. Frances and Philip were staunch supporters of St. Theresa’s Church and they were seen fundraising, serving at Sunday mass, and dancing at many of the Guild’s dances. One of Frances’ passions was bowling and she bowled a three-game series totaling over 600 points. Frances continue to bowl every week into her early 80s. Frances was blessed with six loving grandchildren: Amanda Jasper (Lodi), Victoria Lodi, Danielle Kratz (Brandon), Philip Corrado, Jamie Corrado, and Rebecca Santonastaso (Joseph). Frances was blessed to become a great grandmother and loved Dominic Kratz from the moment he was born. One of Frances’ joys was cooking and her family were blessed to have many dinners prepared by her over the years sitting at her dining room table. Frances’ Christmas Eve dinners were legendary and contained her famous and best ever eggnog, scungilli, lobsters, shrimp cocktail, and many other fish delicacies. Frances always made Sunday Dinner and her meatball “gravy” was simmering on the stove to eat with her family after mass. Philip passed away April 4, 1985 and Frances continued to serve the church as an Eucharist Minister every Sunday. Many years later, she met and married Nick Cappa, who pre-deceased her five years ago. Frances continued to live in her home in the Bronx until November 2015, where she moved to the Maria Regina Residence, in Brentwood, NY. Frances adjusted to her new life and made many friends playing Bingo, praying the rosary, and “helping” the staff at the front desk. Frances was loved by the staff on One East and they would include her in their parties, give her some of their lunch, and always stop to chat with her. Frances’ name at Maria Regina was changed to Grandma, and all the staff called her by that name. Frances has been called home to the Kingdom of Heaven by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Frances is surely joining the love of her life, Phil, and is smiling down on us with love. The family will be celebrating her loving life at Ralph Giordano’s Funeral Home on May 14, 2019, (Tuesday) 2 to 4 pm, and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass is at St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, on May 15, 2019, (Wednesday)at 9:30 am. Burial to follow at Calverton National Cemetery. The family asks that if you would like, you may donate to Frances’ favorite charity: St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org.
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St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital