from left to right Aunt Mary,
my father Joseph Cornetta and Genero Cornetta

Last week,out of respect on the passing of Aunt Mary Cornetta. I have now put the site back up yet this area as a tribute will continue to always have a home here. Aunt Mary was beloved by all, she married my uncle Genero. Her only child is Adel. To Adel, I am so sorry for your loss.

The entire Cornetta Family mourns in the loss of one of our beloved matriarchs.

I am also sorry for all the years that I was in New York and did not stop by and see your mother, my great aunt. For that I am ashamed and shall never forgive myself.

I have found memories of her and Teetsy. Waking through the city and being sent to the toy store with $20.00 in 1970. Imagine that, I mean can you all imagine that? That $20.00 today would be like someone handing you $100 at the age of five and saying, go to the store and buy yourself something nice.

I received many gifts on my wedding day. The gift from my mother and father bringing my cousin Giovanni as a surprise from Sicilia, the gifts of so many. But nothing and I mean nothing touched my heart as much as the gift that your mother had you bring to me Adel, a hand painted Espresso cup painted by my great uncle, as a gift from your mother who I morn so very much today.

With love and much regret

Johnny

 

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From: Anthony McDonald
Message: Our dear Mima! How I wish that you were still here today.This is Anthony I'm Sirena's husband. Sirena is Adeles oldest daughter. Since Sirena & I have been a couple since the summer of 1987 I can be happy to say that I have about 15-18 years of awesome memories with Mima. She was a very special person to all and an awesome Grandmother to Sirena & siblings. And a great Mom to Adele. I personally miss Mima's kind ways, and Thank you Mima from me with all the support you gave Sirena & I to succeed, I always felt you loved us and took our side always. I'm blessed to have had you in my life and more blessed now that Sirena & I are married and have been a serious couple for over 20 years. Mima I see more of your ways in my sweet Sirena then I do in anybody else. Mima I'll never forget all the wonderful holidays, birthdays, vacations, that I spent with you & Sirena. Thanks always for the top quality meals you cooked for me. You will always live on in my heart & memories!

Love Always

Anthony


From: Ugo Cornetta
Message: My name is Ugo Cornetta, I am writing from Serre, Italy, the place where the Cornetta Family comes from. Zia Maria was sister of my grandfather Nobile Ugo Cornetta. She went to USA when I was not still born. Strong as iron and sweet as sugar : this is a Cornetta woman. Zia Adel, you are in our thoughts. You always will be the American side of our family.

Love

Ugo


From: Anita
Message: Adel,
You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers. I have so many memories of coming to New York every year before school started to go shopping. Your mother would take my mother and us kids to the nicest stores to find clothes for school. We thought it was so cool to be able to walk to the stores from your house. She would then let us help her make home made pasta at the kitchen table. Nothing was more fun than making the pasta, other than fighting over who got to buzz someone up.

We have lost a generation of wonderful Cornetta's. I hope we all remember how they taught us to stay together as a family.

All my love,
Anita


From: Patty
Message: Adel,
My prayers are with you and your family. It is always so sad when someone you love dearly passes on.I still mourn for my grandmother who dided over 20 years ago.The last time i saw your mother was at Serina's wedding I remember going to your house where Aunt Mary made such a wonderful dinner. She taught me never scrape the sides of the pot when making sauce and the roasted multi-colored pepper salad was so yummy. Thank you for taking me to Italy when I was only 13yrs old I now have the travleling bug.

I LOVE YOU!

Patty


From: John Cornetta
Message: Adel,
it was so nice to finaly talk to you tonight. It fell Adel, it realy fell. And only you and my own mother know what this means. But Adel , it FELL and that means exactly what you said and what my father says to me every chance he can. Life is ever lasting.

Love

Johnny


From: Lisa Petrone
Message: Adel,
I am so sorry for your lose. I have great memories of your Mom. I remember coming to the city and having to busy into the apartment. I remember I loved the way your Mom Would hug us and speak Italian. I Loved when your mother and Tee Tee came to Piermont It always put a smile on Nanny and Cindos Face and all of us kids. Your MOM will be missed and you are in my Prayers.

Love Frank, Lisa and Sarah


From: PATRICIA & JOSEPH CORNETTA
Message: WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER GOING TO ASTORIA WHEN WE WERE FIRST MARRIED. UNCLE GENNARO WOULDN'T LET ANY ONE SPEAK ITALIAN AT THE TABLE AS I (PAT) COULD NOT UNDERSTAND EVERY ONE. AUNT MARY AND AUNT VIRGINA WOULD AWAYS HAVE PASTA AND CHICKEN AND PLENTY OF OTHER FOOD ON THE TABLE AUNT MARY WOULD LOVE TO COME TO PIERMONT SO SHE COULD ALWAYS GO TO THE CEMETARY. I LOVED TAKING HER AND AUNT VIRGINIA . I KNOW SHE IS AT PEACE AT LAST BECAUSE SHE IS IN HEAVEN WITH ALL THE WONDERFUL RELATIVE. ADELE I KNOW ITS HARD TO LOSE YOUR MOTHER, BUT JUST THINK THEY ARE FINALY ALL TOGETHER.

LOVE,

PAT & JOE


From: John J. Cornetta
Message: There is only one more left the way I see it aunt Mary and that is Aunt Rosa in Salerno, all the Cornetta men, the Cornetta Women and the women who married them are all now in a better place. Many of you might not have known this but aunt Mary Cornetta's name before she got married to Genero Cornetta, was still Mary Cornetta. She was always one.

I love and miss you

Johnny

 


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