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Beney Funeral Home

79 Berry Hill Road, Syosset, NY

OBITUARY

Nicasio P. Corsello

August 1, 1936March 14, 2020

Nicasio “Nick” Corsello died Saturday March 14th at South Side Hospital in Bay Shore, NY following several complications resulting from a fall. He leaves his wife of 56 years Alice (Bundschu) Corsello, his son Philip Corsello and his wife Susan (McErlean) Corsello, his daughter Amy (Corsello) Stevens and her husband Todd Stevens, four grandchildren (Caroline, Andrew, Ryan and Regan), nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Nick was born and raised in New York, New York, the son of Philip and Catherine (Donovan) Corsello, and the brother of Rosalie (Corsello) Prano and Barbara (Corsello) Lamendola, his sisters whom he has now joined in peace with God and their parents. Nick remained a lifelong resident of the greater New York area, living New York City, Levittown, Syosset and Woodbury his whole life. In his early years, Nick would help out in his father’s shoe repair store. He was a talented musician and artist and a received his associates degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He remained an active musician into his fifties, practicing with his children, and was a skilled and prodigious artist through his whole life. His annual holiday and Christmas cards, in particular, were favorites for many and always will be cherished. A member of the New York National Guard during the Korean War, he was a true patriot who exemplified what it means to be an American. He married his true love Alice in April, 1963. After working for several years in mortgage banking and servicing, Nick founded NAPA Realty Services which he ran as President, and of which he was the heart and soul, for 30 years. Nick always volunteered to help his church (St. Edward the Confessor in Syosset) and his community. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus and achieved the 4th degree. Nick’s life was a testament to his devotion to God, country and family. Selfless, kind, friendly and funny, he will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know him. May he Rest in Peace.

Nick was the successful founder and long-time self-employed owner of a small business and was intimately familiar with the challenges faced by local and small businesses and start-ups, in particular in times of economic and other uncertainties like we now face. If it should be your desire to express sympathy for or memorialize Nick in any way, his family requests only that you please do so by making a special effort to frequent and support your local businesses and ‘mom and pop’ shops and restaurants for your consumer and dining needs in the coming weeks whenever possible (including florists, of course, should that be your particular preference).

Services

  • Visitation 2-4PM & 7-9PM Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Saint Edward the Confessor RC Church Thursday, March 19, 2020
  • Interment George Washington Memorial Park Paramus New Jersey Thursday, March 19, 2020

Memories

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Susan Schmitt

March 17, 2020

Dear Alice, Phil, and Amy,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Nick was always such a kind person. My condolences to the family.

frank s schmitt

March 17, 2020

Dear Alice, Phil , and Amy . Sorry for your loss . Nick was so kind and generous to me and my family . I will always be grateful for his kindness . With our deepest sympathy . Janet & Frank

Marilyn de Poto

March 17, 2020

Aside from our parents being friends, and my being best friends with Amy in our grammar school years, I really got to know "Nick" (I had a hard time calling him that after years of calling him Mr. Corsello) when I worked for him at NAPA for several years.

It was a close-knit office, and he was very kind to all of us, especially acknowledging the holidays, taking us out to lunch at Peppercorns in Hicksville and always buying us Easter candy from the Sweet Shop downstairs. And sometimes, on a random day, he would just buy us our lunch in the Sweet Shop. Those small gestures meant so much.

As I've moved onto other jobs, and have worked for other bosses, I've come to truly appreciate what a great boss he was. He was always an open ear to listen to my questions and ideas. He always treated me with respect, even when we didn't agree on things. He treated me like an adult and appreciated my hard work. I know I challenged him at times, but he was always willing to meet me halfway. We also talked about music, jazz in particular, theater and art. It was a memorable time.

He was passionate and open to new ideas and just wanted to make things the best they could be for everyone.

In more recent years, when I've seen him at Church etc., he was always so kind and happy to see me. I was glad that I was able to tell him that he was the best boss I ever had.

He will be missed. May he rest in peace xoxo to Alice, Phil, Amy and their families.

Lisa Kaminski

March 16, 2020

Always remember Uncle Nick’s smile, never saw him without it. His hugs were tight and memorable. Fun times at their home in Syosset. Beautiful art work on Christmas cards. My grandfather pop always spoke highly about the kind hearted man you were. These are some of my fondest memories. Rest In Peace, you will be missed.

RoseMarie McCormick McCormick

March 16, 2020

So many memories of Nick - coming home from school and hanging out at Uncle Phil's shoemaker shop with Nick and watching him do drawings of sport figures; scaring the girl cousins in a dark room; jazz in the Village; wedding; Phil and then Amy; bonds that never broke even miles away.
So sorry for this loss. I believe he is at peace with Rosalie, Bobbie Ann, Aunt Kitty and Uncle Phil, as well as all the Corsello Clan.
Much love and prayers, RoseMarie

Frank and Lori Pellegrin

March 16, 2020

Joann &Edward Sigl

March 16, 2020

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of our dear cousin Nicky.
He will be missed by all of us but know that he will be in our hearts
Forever.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY