December 23, 1917 – December 5, 2020
Madeline Landi (nee Corona) of Old Bridge passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at the Summer Hill Nursing Home in Old Bridge just weeks before turning 103 years old.
Born in Newark, the oldest of 11 children, to the late Josephine (nee LaMorte) and Michael Corona, Madeline lived in Lyndhurst for more than 30 years. She would then live in Toms River and Nutley before finally settling in Old Bridge.
Madeline worked as a saleswoman for Macy's/Bamberger’s in the WIllowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ for 23 years retiring in 1992.
In addition to her parents and siblings, she was also predeceased by her husband, Leonard, in 1973.
She is survived by her son, Gennaro Landi and his wife Mary Louise, a brother William Corona, 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson.
In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at 11 am, in St. Lucy's Church in Newark, followed by the interment in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. There will be no visitation prior to Mass and arrangements are being handled through the LaMonica Memorial Home in Livingston.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020
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Rosary De Filippis
December 10, 2020
Madeline was the oldest grandchild of Antonio La Morte and Maria Donata Tommosulo La Morte. They owned and operated La Morte's Tavern originally on 7th Avenue, and then moved the tavern around the corner to Broadway, Newark - in the 1st ward by St. Lucy's church.
Antonio and Maria had 13 children, Josephine being the oldest. Maria and Josephine were pregnant at the same time; Maria would give birth to her youngest, Concetta (Connie) on December 7, 1917, and Josephine would give birth to Madeline Corona on December 23, 1917. Madeline always called my mother Aunt Connie, even though the were the same age, and they were always as close as sisters.
Growing up, Madeline was part of our family and always was present for all the important times - birthdays, holidays, even coming down the shore when we vacationed in Lavallette each summer.
It was a different time then, when we would all congregate down at the Tavern for the holidays, pay our respects to our aunts and uncles by visiting and stopping in for coffee, visiting the cemeteries, alot of tradition.
Madeline always looked good, and critiqued me on how I could look better. Growing up I thought she was so fancy with her matching hat, gloves, purse, and shoes.
I had the privilege of spending time with her these past years when she moved to Old Bridge, and everyone in the care facility knew her - she was tenacious and smart and always had a funny thing to say, and you always knew where you stood with her - and she certainly left an impression on everyone she came in contact with.
She loved listening to opera, St. Jude, and she was a devout Catholic who believed strongly she would see her father and mother and family again in heaven. And yet she also had an affinity for the Jewish faith.
I will miss her telling her stories when she was growing up in Newark, the trouble all the cousins would get into together, how much she loved her father and mother and her family.
I will miss her very much.
December 8, 2020
Grandma Madeline I love you and miss you. I’m glad I made you happy with your coffee and danish in the mornings. 💜