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”.