Anthony J. “Tony” Corona

Anthony J. “Tony” Corona, 81, of Orangeburg, NY, formerly of Little Ferry, NJ, passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. Beloved husband of Joann (nee Nordstrom). Cherished father of Debra Verdicchio and husband Jerry of Orangeburg, Janine Rooney and husband Tim of Congers, and Danielle Fernandez and husband Victor of Orangeburg. Proud grandfather of Anthony and his wife Eliana, Marissa, Sabrina, Daniel, Jake, Isabella, Adrianna and Victor. Dear brother of Rose Nasonte and husband Sal, Joseph Corona and wife Michelle and the late Jane Szola.

Tony was veteran of the US Navy. He was Vice-President and lobbyist for Transport Workers Local 100, New York, NY, before retiring. He was an active member of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy, Lodge 2176, where he was well loved by all.

Visiting hours are Sunday 2-6 PM at Pizzi Funeral Home, 120 Paris Avenue, Northvale, NJ (201-767-3050). A private funeral service will be livestreamed on Monday at 11 AM through the link below:

https://boxcast.tv/channel/anthony-j-tony-corona-funeral-service-149212

All are invited to attend the burial service Monday at 12:30 PM at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY.

Those who wish may make donations in Tony’s memory to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, www.mskcc.org.

www.pizzifuneralhome.com

Comments

  1. Ron and Jane Linsalato

    Tony you will be greatly missed, from our pinochle games to our vacations spent together. You always were ready with kind word or a helping hand! You might be gone but our love for you still remains, We were the lucky ones to know and have you in our family! Always in our hearts and minds! Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from there eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore the former things past away! Until we meet again your loving sister-in-law Jane and Brother-in-law Ron !! ❤️

  2. Gina Ruzzo-Novotny

    Thank you for all the years of love, kindness, jokes, advice, hugs, use of your pool, your door always open, father figure, showing me what a husband should be, father should be, grandpa should be, always a smile on your face and ever present in my life. I love you Uncle Tony and will miss you forever.
    Your Gina Bee

  3. Lisa & John Kirby

    You will be so missed. You have raised a beautiful family we love you.

  4. My brother Pat brought Tony home to visit they were in the Navy together I was 16 he chased me till I caught him we have been together 62 yers Our first date movie on Gun Hill rd in the bronx My mom said he rich he has a car (can you imagine) He was a loving faithful caring husband (not always easy because he was a very tough Italian stallion (nick name IRON MAN) BECAUSE OF ALL THE life threatening – lung cancer 27 years and no side affects THANK YOU JESUS HE GOT TO MEET ALL OUR GRANDCHILDREN ANTHONY MARISSA SABRINA DANIEL JAKE ISABELLA ADRIANNA AND VIC -ACCIDENTS HE OVERCAME WITH NOT EVEN A TEAR HE OPENED HIS DOOR AND HEART TO WHOEVER NEEDED HELP AND SLIPPED YOU A FEW BUCKS IF YOU NEEDED IT THANK YOU HONEY FOR TAKING ME FROM MY HUMBLE YOUTH AND GAVE ME THE”GOOD LIFE” YOU WERE ALWAYS TELLING ME I WAS BEAUTIFUL AND I LOVE YOU WHAT A FATHER (MY GIRLS N GRANDDAUGHTER STILL LIE IN HIS ARMS WHEN WATCHING TV ) HUGS N KISSES ALWAYS AVAILABLE THANK YOU HONEY THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME THANK YOU JESUS HE IS SAFE IN HEAVEN SEE YOU SOON I AM THE WAY THE TRUTH AND LIFE NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THRU THE SON JOHN 14 V 6

  5. Gerald verdicchio

    Dad, you will always be in my heart, you know you were my second father and I loved being together with you at all times.. you will be missed. Love you pop..

  6. To my Godfather who I will miss forever. You’ve been my friend & father figure. I will miss your laughter & advice. Forever in my heart
    Billy

  7. Oscar R. Nordstrom

    Words are too poor to express the sum of a life well-spent and how much Tony was loved and will be missed by his family and everyone who knew him. To his family, he was a loving and devoted husband and father, grandfather and uncle and will always have a special place in the hearts of all of us. Always eager to share a story or joke to bring a smile to our face, I will miss him dearly. While heaven is gladdened by his presence, we here can only visit him in our hearts and minds, where he remain until we join him. Love you Tony. God Bless you and our family. Oscar

  8. Rip uncle Tony , you will greatly be missed forever ..

  9. My brother, Tony, was a very good man, a very special person, who was deeply loved by his family and friends and respected by all who knew him.

    Tony had a long, loving marriage to the love of his life, Joann. He raised three beautiful, adoring daughters. He enjoyed watching over and influencing his terrific grandchildren. He was a warm and loving brother to his sister, Rose, and myself. Tony was proud of his nieces and nephews whom he also loved very much. And I can’t think of anyone who had more good friends.

    Tony was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had a long, successful career which saw him achieve the level of Vice President and Lobbyist for the Transport Workers – Local 100 Union and the International Chapter.

    My best memories of Tony include watching the Lone Ranger show on a 10 inch, black and white tv together when we lived in Hoboken, New Jersey. I was 4 years old and he was 14.
    We also spent many times on one of his boats fishing, clamming and water skiing.

    Both my wife, Michele, and I treasure the times that we would get away with Tony and Joann for weekends and trips, family parties and dinners. Our sons, Justin and Matthew, and their wives, Amy and Stephanie, also loved Tony very much and will miss him greatly.

    Tony was special because of the way that he affected people. His special gift was that he was able to light up a room and bring joy to every gathering. He was the life of any party. With a great sense of humor, he was always engaging and genuinely happy to see everybody. We will all miss him dearly.

    My wife, my sons, and their families are deeply saddened by his passing. We all wanted him to live much longer but we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that he had a long, rewarding and wonderful life. Although we grieve his loss, we choose to celebrate his life. His memory is a gift and a blessing to us all.

    Brother, you will always be with me. Say hi to Mom, Dad and our sister, Janie, and the rest of the family. I look forward to seeing you again one day.

    Love,

    Your brother, Joe

  10. Rest In Peace Uncle Tony. I’ll miss your warm smile and the way you always made everyone around you feel special. Your love has had an amazing impact on your family. You will always be in my thoughts.

    Love,
    Justin

  11. Rest In Peace Uncle Tony. I’ll miss your warm smile and the way you made everyone around you feel special. The impact your love had on your family can’t be overstated. You will forever be in my thoughts.

    Love,
    Justin

  12. My family and I are devasted by the loss of my brother Tony. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, son and brother. I am so sad that I cannot be there to celebrate his life and give him one last kiss. He will forever be in our heart, our prayers and our memories.

  13. Christian & Milsa Szola

    Rest In Peace Uncle Tony, you were an amazing uncle and brother to me and my mother. You will be greatly missed by all and we love you so much. Thank you for all the love that you showed me and my family, you were a hero in my eyes, I love you.

    Sincerely,
    Christian, Milsa and little Milsa
    (The Szola Family)

  14. My brother Pat brought Tony home On leave from the Navy I was 16 he chased me until I caught him
    He took me from my sad broken childhood and gave me all the world he had together we raised 3 beautiful Godly daughters Debbie Our Christmas gift 12/6 Janine our Easter gift 4/6 Danielle our Summer gift 6/19 we have 8 grandchildren Anthony(named for Tony) looks just like him Marissa Sabrina Daniel Jake Isabella Adriana n Vic
    3handsome wonderful Sons Jerry Vic n Tim
    Thank u JESUS YOU GRANTED HIM 28Beautiful healthy years surviving lung cancer ONLY YOU
    I AM BLESSED HE HAS A NEW ADDRESS HEAVEN ONE DAY A GREAT REUNION
    John 3v16 for GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVES ON HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE THANK YOU JESUS

  15. To my sister Joann, my heart is saddened by the loss of Tony, as i used to joke and call him Mr. Anthony.Yes I do remember when he first came into our kitchen on Tremont ave, you had your hair in bobby pins standing at the stove.we were just little girls I was 9 Jeanette was 7 and Janie was 5, Tony was in our life a life time.Tony and Joann would visit us in Long Island and spend weekends going on boats., we used to enjoy being together. How time goes by so fast.Many probably don’t know this My husband Joe and his brother Bobby knew Tony when they were young men before the navy days ir before he met my sister.We never know what plan that God has for us.Time goes by we’re on a journey passing through a foreign land heaven is our home until we meet again in the presence of God surrounded by all our live ones who left before us.Love you Sissy Joyce.

  16. Dave and Renee Tiskevics

    To the man who has touched so many people, uncle Tony you were one special, person even just a couple weeks ago you and Aunt Jo came to our house With a smile on your face and a hi sweetheart and hi David while we were in the middle of construction with a pizza pie and dessert lending a helping hand to my husband What a kind tender man. you will be truly missed. To be absent from the body is to be home with the Lord. Till we meet again you are on streets of gold right now love you.

  17. My heart is crushed and I hurt for you my sissy and all my loved ones, the memories are crisp and clear…. the barbecues, parties, and the open doors to all…your home was always warm and inviting!! My 1st apartment with Gus as newly weds was at 35 Pickens Street, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, with you and Tony we paid you $135. A month I could hear the music flowing down through the foyer into the garage with Tony working on the car.. .. my 1st grocery shopping was at valley fair…I ‘ll always miss our scrabble games at night with a cup of tea… Your to-do list on the fridge, Tony mowing the lawn, (which he loved,)those pinochle games and opening bids… lol I praise the LORD for all those great times…Tony will always be with all of us with these awesome memories!!! Tony you’ve left an indelible mark on all of us!!! Love Jeanette and Gus

  18. Dave and Renee Tiskevics

    To the man who has touched so many lives With your sweet loving kind heart.uncle Tony You will be missed by so many you and Aunt Jo came to our house Just a few weeks I’ll go came in the door to see the construction that was going on here and said hi sweetheart how are you David and brought A pizza pie and dessert got right in there and started helping my dad David and Dave put in our wall oven which was a nightmare. thank you so much for all the wonderful memories at the Long Island house Jet skiing boating going to the beach with our family and friends, your door was always opened. Till we meet again, to be absent from the body is to be home with the Lord praise God you are walking on the streets of gold right now love you.

  19. Anthony and Rosemary verdicchio

  20. Tony you were a big part of our family. You will truly be missed. What I will remember most of all are the the holidays we shared the football we watched the jokes we told all the good times we had it’s not gonna be the same without you you. Be safe on your journey you’re in good hands now you’re in gods hands God bless you

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