Mary Josephine (Polcari) Corpora

Born: Sun., Jun. 3, 1934
Died: Fri., Apr. 24, 2020

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NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 LIMITATIONS BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE.  A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

 

Mary Josephine “Josie” Corpora, 85 of Phillipsburg, NJ died April 24, 2020.

Born June 3, 1934 in Phillipsburg, N.J., she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (Frinzi) Polcari.

Josie was an Avon sales representative for more than 30 years. She was a waitress at the former Morrie’s Acre’s Restaurant, Lopatcong Township, N.J. and was a hostess at the Greenwich Inn Bar & Grill, Stewartsville, N.J. She was also a seamstress for Grace Adamo Fabrics, Phillipsburg, NJ and customer service representative for Cost Plus Distributors, Easton, Pa.

She was a member of St. Philip and St. James Catholic Church, Phillipsburg, NJ.

She was proud of her more than 30 years as a volunteer at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg and was recently honored for 10,000 hours of dedicated service. She also was an officer of the Phillipsburg Garnet Boosterettes Club.

Josie enjoyed cooking, homemaking, her grandchildren was a die-hard Yankees fan.

Her husband of 46 years, Carmelo "Carl" Corpora died September 15, 2002.

Josie is survived by two sons,  Carl "Mickey" Corpora and his wife Caroline "Christi" of Palmer Township, Pa. and John D. Corpora and his wife Joanne of Forks Township, Pa.; grandchildren, Vincent “Vinny” and Emily Corpora of Bryn Mawr, Pa., Nicholas Corpora and Kristin O’Reilly of West Chester, Pa., Olivia Rose Corpora and Nicholas Guerra of Easton, Pa.; three brothers, John and his wife Irene of Easton, Pa., Anthony “Tom” and his wife Judy of Easton, Pa. and Robert “Bob” and his wife June of Phillipsburg, N.J. and a sister, Grace Maragulia of Easton, Pa. The morning of the day Josie passed, she received the good news of the birth of her first great-granddaughter, Caroline Margaret Corpora. She was phoning her friends with the good news when she passed.  Josie's brother Vincent Polcari died September 24, 2019.

NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 LIMITATIONS BURIAL WILL BE PRIVATE.  A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. WE ARE SORRY FOR ANY INCONVIENENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Josie's family would appreciate donations in Josie's name being sent to any of the following: St. Luke's Warren Hospital's Women's Auxiliary, St. Philip and St. James Catholic Church, the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad or to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Funeral arrangements: Noto-Wynkoop Funeral Home, 289 South Main St, Phillipsburg, NJ. www.noto-wynkoop.com.

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Stephen S. Constantine
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
My deepest sympathies and condolences to Mickey and his family. May she rest in Eternal Peace and Perpetual Light Shine Upon her.🙏

John & Roseann Affa
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Our condolences to all the family. Josie was a dear friend and a very kind hearted, generous person. Loved to cook and feed her family and friends. I spoke with her the day she died and she was so excited about her new great-granddaughter Caroline. We will miss her very much. She is now free of pain and at peace. God Bless you Josie.
Love,
John and Roseann

Rick Corpora
   Posted Sun April 26, 2020
Mickey and John - I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families during this sad time.

Pamela Ohland
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
I am very sorry for your family’s loss. There is beauty in knowing that she passed with the joy of such wonderful news in her heart. Prayers that you take comfort in knowing that she moved on to her new journey with that joy!

John & Matilda Pokrivchak
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Mickey,John & families,
We are saddened by your mother's passing. Having known her for more than 50 years as she was our brother-in-law Bob's sister, it was a pleasure to be in her company at family functions. She was a loving, compassionate woman who simply adored her whole family. The last time I saw her was at her brother Vincent's viewing and I did get to talk to her for awhile and I am so glad that I did. She passed away knowing the joy of having her first great-grandchild. Our deepest sympathies & prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. May she rest in eternal peace and May God Bless all of you.

Pat & Debbie Corpora
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Mickey and John - We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families.

Sharon & Lawrence Peters
   Posted Mon April 27, 2020
Mick & Christi and family. So sorry for your loss. Stay strong sending prayers. Love Shari & Larry and family.

Bette Seveney
   Posted Tue April 28, 2020
Dear Mickey & family. We are so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Please accept our deepest sympathy. May God be with you through this difficult time. Take care and God bless.

Dave & Bette & Barb9

Michael & Carole Stammherr
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
Mick & Christi,
Our condolences to you and all the Corpora family. Only the fondest memories of your mother's generosity and her love for cooking and sharing with her family and friends. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for all. She will be missed.

Fran Aiello
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Ro & I would like to express our sympathy to all of the Corpora and Polcari family's.

Ron and Cindy Perio
   Posted Fri May 01, 2020
Dear Mick & Christi, John & Joanne,

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that you find comfort in knowing that "wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories." Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ron & Cindy Perio

Sarah Dragotta
   Posted Mon May 04, 2020
Dear Family -
I am so sad to hear of the passing of your dear Mother and Grandmother - My Dad and Mom lived in the same apartment complex Josie and her husband. To this day, my Mom has fond memories of "Josie." What a beautiful blessing - the birth of a new child in your family. My prayers are with you, Sarah (Bartolotta) Dragotta

Debbie Silvestri-Langen
   Posted Tue August 04, 2020
Dear Mickey, Christi, John, Joanne and Josie's granchildren,

Please accept my sympathy in the loss of your Mom and grandmother. You have been in my thoughts and prayers; I apologize for not sending sooner.
Josie was many things to many people but it was obvious to all that you were the loves of her life and her main focus in life. She had so much pride when she would talk about all of you.
May your memories of her lifetime of love for you all help you during the difficult times.

As you know, a mother's love never leaves us.

God Bless,
Debbie Langen