Maria Corallo
December 10, 1928 - March 13, 2023

Maria Corallo, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, died March 13, 2023. Maria was born in Pratola Peligna, Italy, in 1928. At 18, she immigrated to the United States with her two younger sisters. Maria and her husband of fifty years, Dante Corallo, lived in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, where they raised their children and where she ran a home salon, a catering company, and a restaurant. In retirement, Maria and Dante moved to Florida. Her passion was opera, cooking, and entertaining family and friends. Maria was a gourmet Italian chef and published her own cookbook at 76.

Maria leaves behind her two children and their spouses, Rita and Jim Reilly and Victor and Kelly Corallo; four grandchildren and their partners, Alexis Orgera and Aaron Reed, Ryan and Alicia Orgera, Kendal Orgera and Daren Gladis, and Kara and Caleb Dean; a great-grandson, Emilio Orgera; her sister Lena and many nieces and nephews. Maria is predeceased by her husband Dante, her son-in-law, Bo Orgera, her sister, Duilia Pavone, and two brothers, Hugo and Jerry Pucci.

Donations in Maria’s name can be made to the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization.


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