OBITUARY

Ann "Pat" Patricia Cornelia

January 21, 1934March 26, 2019
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Ann Patricia Cornelia “Pat” of Indianapolis, Indiana, age 85, passed away after a long illness on March 26, 2019 in Mt. Juliet, TN surrounded by her loving family.

The oldest of 6 siblings, Pat was born in New York City, on January 21, 1934 and was raised in the Bronx and on Staten Island, New York before moving to Indianapolis in 1970. She then moved to Mt Juliet, TN in July 2018 to live close to her daughter.

Pat attended St. Peter’s High School for Girls on Staten Island, New York, and Katharine Gibbs School in New York City, where she graduated as a Legal Secretary. She also attended Staten Island Community College and IUPUI. She married Robert E. Cornelia Jr. (died on November 7, 2017) in 1954, and although they later parted ways, they remained very close for the rest of their lives through their 3 children.

Pat made Indianapolis her home for 48 years. She was a faithful member of St. Pius X Parish and was an active member (soprano) of its choir.

Pat had a very successful career selling real-estate for The F.C. Tucker Co. for 35 years. She loved to read, swim, garden, play tennis, travel and was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas B. Sr. and Ann (Smith) Hurley; sister, Joan A. Hurley of New York City; brother, Thomas (Gigi) Hurley Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother-in-law, Edward J. (Monica) Cornelia of Rye Beach, NH; and sister-in-law, Diane Hurley of Conroe, TX.

Pat is survived by her children, Robert E. (WJ Miller) Cornelia III of San Diego, CA, Joseph E. (Barbara) Cornelia of West Chester, OH and Joan E. (Ray) Wallace (Cornelia) of Mt. Juliet, TN; grandchildren, Vaughn R. Cornelia of Nashville, TN, Ryan J. Cornelia of West Chester, OH and Payton Wallace of Indianapolis, IN; great-granddaughter, Sophia Ann Cornelia of TN; sister, Maureen Hurley of Mt. Juliet, TN; brothers, Gerard (Maggie) of Huntington, NY and Joseph Hurley of Conroe, TX; cousin, Dr. Peter Di Napoli of Palm Harbor, FL; god-daughters, Elizabeth (Joe) Cornelia-Francis of Truro, MA and Meredith Ann Hurley of Greenlawn, NY; sister-in-law, Monica Cornelia of Rye Beach, NH; and a whole host of other nieces and nephews, as well as many friends and colleagues.

A visitation will take place on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 4-8pm at Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary, 2126 E. 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 46220. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11am at St. Pius X Parish, 7200 Sarto Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made by mail to The Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st St, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 1, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ann "Pat" Patricia Cornelia

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Gail Koehler

March 31, 2019

What wonderful times my dear friend, Pat, and I had over the years. Our trips to Maine, Cancun, a cruise to the Greek Islands and Greece and Turkey with some great Tucker friends were filled with fun and laughter. She and I would go to sleep talking and wake up talking!! We shared many life experiences over the years. I'll always remember her laugh, proper English grammar and her style---matching scarves, jewelry, handbags, shoes. She travelled with a lot of luggage! I live in Cincinnati now and, due to mobility problems, am physically unable to attend Pat's funeral. But the family, whom she loved so much, is in my prayers. I've missed you my friend, as we've aged, but I love you very much. May God keep you in the palm of His hand. Gail

Darlyne Radtke

March 28, 2019

Your Mother was a beautiful person. She sold us our 1st home, listed and sold it when we moved away from Indy. Then sold us another when we came back to Indy. She also helped me get a part time job at F. C. Tucker years ago. Gave me a good reference. I loved her laugh, how elegant she was and how much she liked to talk. We have been fortunate that her son Bob has been such a good friend to the Radtke family. Prayers to all of the family. May your memories make you smile.

Monica Cornelia

March 28, 2019

Pat Cornelia and Monica Cornelia soon learned that as young Cornelia wives, mothers of Cornelia grandchildren, it was important for family gatherings on Sundays for sumptuous Italian meals lasting hours, during which great laughing and story telling was in abundance. The two Irish lassies who had married dashing and gorgeous Italian brothers often had private smiles at the casts of characters who marched in, always at meal time to partake of Grandma Cornelia's wonderful food preparation. Years later would find us all once again living in Indiana, Bob and Pat in Indianapolis, Ed and Monica in Fort Wayne. The fun family visits continued, holidays shared while the children grew and stayed close, those were good years.
Things change, and years go by, but quality memories linger, and in sad times it is well to remember the good times, the love shared, the family ties that remain, and the love that endures.

Peggy Scully Crawford

March 28, 2019

So sorry to hear of the death of Pat. She was a lovely lady who loved to smile and who had a great laugh. She and my mom were great friends many years ago. May you all be comforted with happy, living memories and may she rest in peace!

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