Gilda Angela Corrao

Gilda Angela Corrao

Gilda Angela Corrao, a resident of Acworth, Georgia and formerly of New York, died on November 10, 2017. She was 76.

Gilda was born on January 2, 1941 in New York City to the late Alfred Joseph and Bertha Cuscuna. Gilda was a devote Catholic, on September 25, 1965 at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, NYC she joined hands in holy matrimony to James Philip Corrao Sr. He died on May 6, 2001.

Gilda A. Corrao was a female pioneer in the banking industry who took pride in serving the public with their financial needs. Her career spanned over 38 years and she treated each and every customer in a personal manner as if they were her only focus. Gilda immersed herself in community activities. She held several leadership roles for charitable fund raising events and was a member of the Mount Vernon and New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce’s. She humbly worked her way up to her retirement position as a Sr. VP at the Larchmont & New Rochelle, NY branches of J.P. Morgan Chase.

At the beginning of her banking career at a NYC bank she meet the love of her life the late James P. Corrao Sr. who always referred to Gilda as “MY BRIDE”.

Gilda never meet a stranger always embracing people with warmth and her gorgeous smile. Gilda had a tremendous affinity toward children and she would help children every chance she could.

Gilda is survived by her three children & their spouses; daughter, Ellena Marie Mollentze, son-in-law Lt. Col. Robert A. H. Mollentze, son James Philip Corrao Jr., daughter-in-law Christine D. Corrao, son Stephen Alfred Corrao, daughter-in-law Jennifer L. Corrao and grandchildren Nicole Lydia, Philip James, Anthony Keith, Dylan Mason, Hudson James, Robert and Wesley.

Sister, Mona T. Petrocine. brother-in-law the late Dr. Alfonse R. Petrocine. Esq
Sister Roma & brother-in-law Bill, Godson, 2 lovely nieces, nephew, amazing grandniece, 2 wonderful grandnephews & numerous loving cousins.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:15 a.m. at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, 600 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 517 E233rd Street, Bronx, NY.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local area “TOYS FOR TOTS”, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your favorite charity in remembrance of “Nana Jill”.


  • Keith and Brenda Ring Posted November 13, 2017 2:18 pm

    Our hearts are saddened by the loss of this kind hearted, loving mother and grandmother. Jill loved her family beyond human measure and showed that in her acts of love towards them. They always came first. She will be missed by all who knew her. May God’s Grace continue to cover the family during this time of sorrow.

    • Robert Posted November 15, 2017 2:21 pm

      It was a privilege to have known such a beautiful soul. Nana was always friendly, she was smart and wise and taught me a lot! She always showed interest in anything I had to say and she believed in me and wanted to see me succeed. I will try to make her proud. It is really sad that she had to leave us but she will live on in my heart and in all the hearts of everyone who loved her.

  • Wesley Posted November 15, 2017 10:06 pm

    Nana was an inspirational and caring person who’s selfless acts are known by all those whom have been fortunate enough to be part of her life. She managed to be succesful woman in times where it was nearly impossible, this will prove to be a lasting inspiration. She was devoted to helping those around her. I’ll miss her long discussions and emails when I worked traveled across Africa. Thank you for everything you have done for me and those disadvantaged youth in Malawi and Tanzania. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during these times.

  • Joel and Charlene Roth Posted November 19, 2017 12:52 pm

    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Cousin Gilda’s untimely passing. She was a wonderful person, and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. May the Lord send comfort to Cousins Ellena, Jimmy, Stephen, Roma and Mona during this difficult time. Please be strong and stay strong.,

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