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Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI

OBITUARY

Rocco Corsi

March 23, 1928February 10, 2020

Rocco Corsi, 91, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020. Rocco was born on March 23, 1928 in Supino, Frosinone, Italy to Luigi & Angelina Corsi, the third of their four children. He met his beloved Adelia and they married in 1954. They moved to the United States in 1955 and gained citizenship in 1960. Upon arriving in the U. S., Mr. Corsi worked for Ford Motor Company. He and his wife founded Corsi's Restaurant and Banquet Hall. Mr. Corsi was a founding member of the Italian American Club of Livonia. Mr. Corsi's passions included gardening, golfing, his cats and his family.

Mr. Corsi is survived by his sons, Louie (Penny) Corsi and Dino (Karen) Corsi; Nonno of Angela (Abe) Leon, Cristina (Matt) Swaggerty, and Samantha (Jeff) Lasky; Bisnonno of Ellia, Serena, Mira, Matteo, Leo, Jordan and Hunter. Loving brother of Fernanda (Gulio) Bonanni, many nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, Mr. Corsi was pre-deceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Adelia.

Friends may visit on Thursday - February 13, 2020 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. (with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.) at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 West Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. On Friday, Visitation continues at St. Priscilla Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Entombment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery following mass.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Corsi's name may be Made to Angela Hospice 14100 Newburgh, Livonia, Michigan 48154. (www.angelahospice.org).

Please share condolences or a memory of Rocco with his family at his online guest book.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Prayer Service Thursday, February 13, 2020
  • Visitation Friday at Church Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 14, 2020

Memories

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Debbie Normand

February 15, 2020

Louie,Dino,Penny,Karen, I can’t tell you how much your dad passing breaks my heart. So many good memories. You and yours folks were such an important part of my life and also my boys. I think of you guys often. All of you will have a special place in my heart. Love you,Debbie

Terry & Elizabeth Firby

February 14, 2020

We just received news of your fathers passing. Our heart felt condolences to the Corsi family. We have known Mr. Corsi for almost 60 years and have eaten a ton of pizza. It's still the best!! We were lucky to have known Mr. and Mrs. Corsi.

Terry & Elizabeth Firby

Whitney Schwagle

February 14, 2020

My condolences to Louie and Dino and the whole family 😢I was raised on Corsis’s pizza and even though I moved to Milford I get it every time I’m in the area 💜 say hi to mama corsi for me rocco 😊

Ray Joslin

February 13, 2020

Louie, Dino and families,
Sending prayers of deepest sympathy.
How wonderful and blessed to know that your Dad is joyously at rest with your Mom. Heaven is blessed to have them.
We are better for having your Dad and his family in our lives.
Deepest Sympathy,
Friends,
Ray Joslin and Jay Zielinski


Carol ROBBINS-Garrett

February 13, 2020

I starting coming to Corsica when I was a teen , 1970’s. My parents had come for dinner and they had the best pizza, but now they had bands and I could come dancing with my friends and be safe and have good, inexpensive food. I was always treated with respect. We moved out of town but my friends went to dinner there every Friday, and if we were in town we came by as well! What a wonderful memory!

Janie Walton (Wilhelm)

February 12, 2020

My condolences to Dino and Louie and your whole family. Your parents were both great people who helped me through a rough time in my life. I loved waitressing at your restaurant and remember my many talks with them both. I still dream that I’m late for work haha. God Bless you all. you will miss them forever. 💕

John Simpson

February 12, 2020

I did not know Mr. Corsi. But I can tell from what was written about him that he was a great person: long-term marriage, hard worker, devoted family man, and a great American. “Life is God’s gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to Him.” Well done, Mr. Corsi.

Gino Marchioni

February 12, 2020

Zio Rocco was a very special man. Through out my entire life, Rocco always made me feel welcomed and valued no matter what I was in to. Soon after I got out of high school, I set out to backpack. It is fair to say that my parents, and all of my extended family were against it. Rocco contacted me before I left and made it a point to tell me that if I got into any kind of trouble or ran out of money to call him and he would fund me. That gave me the courage I need to continue on - did I ever thank you Rocco? I hope I did. A couple of years after that, Zio Rocco and Zia Adelia took me in for over 3 months and gave me, without reservation, the love and support they bestowed on Louie and Dino. For the past 46 years I have often looked back to that time, as the watershed moment that made me successful. Rocco showed me the way. A true gift. I know that this story is not my story alone - it is shared by many others. My sorrow, our sorrow, runs deep, very deep.

Rocco Corsi

February 12, 2020

What a great person! What a great, warm, honest couple. He and Addelia started their business way back around the time Sam and I started and I feel so endeared to them . Nancy Pellerito Batlemento

Elizabeth Prisk-Dulka

February 12, 2020

I remember Mr. and Mrs. Corsi from a very young age. They lived next to us on Angling . I became friends with Dino. I remember going to their new house in Livonia and was intrigued by the bottles of colors. Mr. and Mrs. Corsi were good friends of my parents and family. Both of them and their children always greeted my family with LOVE. I remember when my parents would order pizza. I would watch for the car to pull in. See that pizza coming in a brown paper. My mom would open it and I couldn't wait to pick off a pepperoni. One time I asked to order a pizza on a Saturday night, that was our pizza night. I ate the whole pizza myself. My parents went to get a piece and they were surprised I didn't leave them any. I felt bad, but it was sooo good. I have many memories of Louie and Dino also. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My love and condolences go out to the entire Corsi family.
Elizabeth Prisk-Dulka