D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Louise Corona

June 8, 1931November 30, 2019

Louise “Lou” (Thibodeau) Corona, 88, of East Hartford, loving wife of 66 years of Bernard A. Corona, peacefully entered into eternal life surrounded by her caring family on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Born in Fort Kent, ME on June 8, 1931, a daughter of the late Alfred and Almida (Nadeau) Thibodeau, she had been a resident of East Hartford since 1960. A devout catholic, Louise was a long-time communicant of the former Blessed Sacrament Church, East Hartford. She was a member of the VFW Post #2083 Ladies Auxiliary, East Hartford and of the D.A.V. Unknown Soldier Chapter #12 Ladies Auxiliary, East Hartford. A talented seamstress, Louise loved sewing clothes (including wedding gowns) for her family. She also liked cooking dinners and baking deserts for her family and friends to enjoy. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Louise cherished her time caring, communicating, and visiting with family and friends across the world. Along with her beloved husband Bernie, Louise is survived by a son, Robert “Bob” Corona and his wife, Shirley, of Liberty Hill, TX; two daughters, Lynne Potter and her husband, Richard, of San Marcos, TX, and Audrey Thibodeau and her husband, Jeffrey, of Hebron; nine special grandchildren, Elisabeth, Meagan, Aimee, Sara, Matthew, Daniel, Brooke, Kobi, and Cali; and eight adored great-grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Paul Thibodeau of New London and Maurice Thibodeau and his wife, Mary Jane, of Palm Bay, FL; a sister-in-law, Madeline Corona of East Harford; several nieces, nephews, and dear friends. In addition to her parents, Louise was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia Gagnon of East Hartford; a brother, Joel Thibodeau, and a sister-in-law, Josephine Bailey. Funeral service will be Friday (December 6, 2019) at 9 am from the D’ESOPO-East Harford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10 am at St. Christopher Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. Burial will follow at Silver Lane Cemetery, (Veteran’s Field #2), East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Thursday (December 5, 2019) from 4 – 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Louise’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-CT Chapter, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489 or to the D.A.V. Unknown Soldier Chapter #12, P.O. Box 280281, East Hartford, CT 06128. For any on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit www.desopoeh.com.


  • Alzheimer's Association-CT Chapter
  • D.A.V. Unknown Soldier Chapter #12


  • Calling hours Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Burial Friday, December 6, 2019


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Ralph Carpenter

December 8, 2019

Bob,I am so sorry to hear of passing of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy, Ralph.