Corinne J. Laffey

February 4, 1969December 17, 2012

CORINNE JANE LAFFEY (nee Kohler), a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, and teacher who brought love and joy to all. God bless Her soul as she passed from this Earth to the Heavens above on December 17, 2012 at the age of 43, after a long, courageous battle that inspired many. You will always be loved and your great spirit will never be forgotten! Beloved wife of Thomas P. Laffey III; devoted mother of Samantha and Thomas P. Laffey IV; dearest daughter of Edward and Barbara Kohler; sister of Colleen Salamon, Kenneth Kohler (Marta), Christine Myeroff (Randall), Claire Laffey (Michael), and Kimberly Kohler; daughter-in-law of Suzanne and the late Thomas P. Laffey Jr.; grandaughter of Ethel Wlodarski; sister-in-law of Maureen Kosilesky (Stan), Michael Laffey and Patrick Laffey; aunt of Melissa, Lauren, Andrew, Nicholas, Lisa, Erin, Ryan, Natalie, Craig, Nathan, Peter, Jason, Joe, Mikey, Kevin, Erica and Stan. Cori will always be remembered as a devoted teacher who touched the hearts of many; both young and old, with love, laughter and her amazing personality. Mass of Christian Burial 10 am Friday December 21 at St. Paschal Baylon Church. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH.Interment All Souls Cemetery. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS.,(at Lander Rd.) THURSDAY 2 TO 8 PM. The Family Suggests donations to Seidman Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Research P.O. Box 74947 Cleveland, OH 44194-9927. Online tribute and condolences


  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 21, 2012

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August 24, 2017

I'm so very sorry to read this news and so late at that.
I was close with Cori in junior high & I knew she was going to grow into an amazing lady.
I hope all of her family and friends are finding peace & comfort knowing how much Cori is loved by everybody she met.
Love and light to all of you.

January 8, 2013

Cori used to ask when she would feel "normal" again. Little did she know we never saw her any other way - - it was a joy and honor to know her. She brought out the best in every person she knew. God love you all.

Amy Krajewski

January 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss, sorry I couldn't be there. Your photo gallery is wonderful! It's been a rough month for us all. Love Amy, John, and Johnny Krajewski (Triska)

Dena Schwartz Fields

December 28, 2012

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Cori! Cori and I were "orchestra" pals as we both pretended to play the violin! :)
Cori was always silly, funny, and smiley! I'm sure you know all this! No one deserves to lose their life at such a young age BUT I do know this- anyone that knew Cori surely won't ever forget her! Her life may have been cut way to short BUT in that short life she probably made more people smile and more friends than most will in a long life time! I hope her children will always remember her and smile! She may be gone BUT may her memories be for a blessing! May she live on in the smilies of her children! I'll always remember Cori because of that smile!

Sally Martin

December 23, 2012

We are so very sorry sorry to hear of Cori's passing. She was an amazing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. --The Martin Family

Stephanie Geller

December 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.

Michelle Morris

December 22, 2012

I was saddened to hear of Cori's passing. I ran with her in highschool. She was always friendly, smiling, fun. May you begin to be comforted by all the good memories. My deepest sympathies.

Linda Steffen

December 22, 2012

To the Family of Miss Cori, as she will always be remembered by her students and parents. Cori was my daughter's preschool teacher about 24 years ago at Kidde Kollege in Highland Heights. To say that the children adored her would be an understatement! When I contacted my daughter, who now lives in England, with the news of Cori's passing, she burst out crying and said," Mom, when I was have trouble napping, Miss Cori always would scratch my back- I loved her!" We all did. I knew when I dropped my child off, Miss Cori would be keeping her safe! A beautiful soul left this earth and many memories behind, May you, her family, cherish the memories and know how much Cori was loved. God Bless you all.

December 22, 2012

Ed, Barb & Family
So sorry to hear of your daughter's passing. Elaine recently had hip replacement surgery or we would have come to the funeral. Please accept our condolences and know you all are in our prayers.
Tom & Elaine Hupertz

Diane Marmash

December 21, 2012

My love and prayers are with you today and the weeks ahead. Cori always had a smile on her face and a softness about her that made you feel very happy to be around her. She will always be remembered with the love she shared with all..