Obituary

Paul A. Corrado

Passed 02/11/2024

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Obituary For Paul A. Corrado

Paul A. Corrado, 72, a long-time resident of New Dorp, passed away on Sunday, February 11 after a long battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn in 1952, Paul graduated from Fort Hamilton High School. He then served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, from 1969 to 1972, during which time he served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was quite proud of his service to his country. Paul lived in San Francisco after his return from active duty, where he was a sous-chef in the Italian North Beach section of the city. Paul was happiest when fishing, his passion in life, as often as he could. From San Francisco, he moved to San Antonio, Texas for many years, where he spent most of his free time fishing in the Gulf of Mexico off of Corpus Christi. Paul’s stellar contribution in the later years of his life was as a caregiver. He cared for his elderly Uncle John before moving back to Staten Island to be a companion and then caregiver for his parents, Nicholas and Cecilia. His selfless devotion was rewarded with bringing joy to their lives every day. Paul’s caregiving extended to his cats, to whom he was very attached. It was amazing to see their interaction with him; he was their Pied Piper! Paul’s devotion to the church was extraordinary. He be- friended so many members of the clergy and parishioners at both Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in New Dorp, as well as St. Charles Church in Oakwood, most notably with his 8:30 Mass group. He was well-known and beloved by so many who will sorely miss his pleasant nature and helping hand.Paul was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and great uncle. He is predeceased by his parents, Nicholas and Cecilia Corrado, as well as his uncle, John Corrado. Paul is survived by his sister and brothers: Dr. Donna Corrado Fanelli and her husband Louis Fanelli of Manhattan; Stephen and his wife Luan of Staten Island, and Anthony of Basking Ridge, NJ. He is also survived by his six loving nieces and nephews: Michael, Nicholas, Carina, Stephen, Joseph, and Alicia, and his many adorable and loving grand-nieces and -nephews. It was Paul’s wish that, in

lieu of flowers, any charitable donations be made to the Staten Island non-profit animal rescue organization Victory 4 the Voiceless at www.victory4thevoiceless.com.

Viewing: Tuesday, February 20 at 9:00 AM, Hanley Funeral Home, 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY 10306, (718) 351-1800. Funeral Mass: Tuesday, February 20 at 10:15 AM, St. Charles Roman Catholic Church, 644 Clawson St., Staten Island, NY 10306. Burial at Moravian Cemetery to follow.

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  • 02/17/2024

    Paul will be missed everyday as we look at the alter where he lite the candles, as after the prayer for the unborn he is not there calling out to St Michael the Archangel and as we picture him walking across the church to give the homeless lady money each week. A true soldier of the Lord. We love you Paul. 🙏🙏❤️

  • 02/17/2024

    I knew Paul from 8:30 Mass at St Charles. Paul was one of a kind. If you knew Paul, you knew a saint. He was a sweet, caring man and I will miss him dearly. He had a deep devotion to the Eucharist and even when he was struggling with being sick he would say "I'll be ok. I have the Eucharist in me". I was honored to know him. Rest in Peace my friend.

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