Corinne Casali

Corinne Casali

Sunday, December 16th, 1928 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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On Sunday, August 25th, 2019, our beloved Corinne Zoli Casali (90) passed in peace and entered into God’s eternal kingdom surrounded by her loving family and friends. Corinne was nicknamed “Corky” at a young age, by a family acquaintance who originally referred to her as a “corker” (defined as “an astonishing person or thing”). The nickname stuck for her entire life and was used by everyone.
Corky was born in Torrington, CT on December 16th, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Theodore Peter Zoli and the late Emma Teresa Barella, also of Torrington. Her maternal grandparents were one of the first families of Italian heritage to settle in Torrington, arriving in the 1890’s. She attended Torrington grammar schools, Laurelton Hall during her high school years, and then graduated from the College of St Elizabeth 1951 with a degree in Home Economics. She managed the traffic department at WLCR radio station in Torrington in the early 1950’s which was then located in the Meara building above Howard’s. In 1955 she married her grammar school sweetheart, the late Dino Casali, when she dedicated her life to raising her future family.
Her radiant smile, gentle humor, and unpretentious social graces instantly won people over. A devout and passionately dedicated mother of four children, Corky was a gourmet cook whose holiday feasts were legendary. She especially loved family discussions and telling stories after the meal while still seated at the table which she humorously termed “lingering.” She treated everyone who entered her home like family, and had a unique ability to make all guests feel welcome. A selfless, hardworking mother, who kept her home meticulously clean, she single handedly orchestrated most of the activities in the lives of her children. Later in life when her children were grown with families of their own, she coordinated annual family vacations (17 people) every summer for 15 straight years. The treasured memories she created for her family are priceless!
Corky is survived by her four children, David Casali and his wife April, Paul Casali and his wife Donna, Dina Peebles and her husband Chip, and Carla Gnitzcavich and her huband Michael. Seven grandchildren, David’s children, Mark and his wife Chelsea, and Jennifer Casali; Paul’s children, James and Corinne Casali; Dina’s children, Quinn and Emma Peebles; and Carla’s child, Michael Gnitzcavich.
Calling hours will take place at the Thurston Rowe Funeral Home in Litchfield on Saturday, August 31st from 9:30-11:00 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at St Anthony of Padua Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund at
Special thanks to all the hardworking professionals at BRANDYWINE LIVING and HOSPICE VNA for their outpouring of love and support.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 9:30am - 11:00am
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
    Thurston Rowe Funeral Home
    283 Torrington Road
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 11:30am
    St. Anthony of Padua Church
    49 South Street
    Litchfield, CT 06759
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    The Rev. Robert F. Tucker


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Nancy magarian

Posted at 08:13pm
To: David, Paul, Dina and Carla: My thoughts are with you all . I always had wonderful memories of your mom! She was a beautiful person both inside and out . I have such fond memories of our summers at highland lake and all the wonderful times my mom shared with your mom.. My prayers are with you all ! Nancy ( klens) Magarian

The Mascolo Family

Posted at 06:00pm
To Corky’s family,
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother. Corky who was one of our first cousins, we will always have wonderful memories of our times with her.
With deepest sadness,
Irene Zoli Mascolo And Rae Zoli Hurley

Polly H. Pobuda

Posted at 12:03pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Casali family during this difficult time.
Polly H. Pobuda

Dina Marie

Posted at 10:11am
I’ll never forget Corky showing me how to make Hello Dolly’s and caramel for popcorn as a kid on Holley Place! Some of my fondest memories growing up was spending time at that house with everyone and being included as family! Corky was a gem, a beautiful woman that selflessly cared for so many! Rest In Peace beautiful lady, I’m certain you’re flying as an angel! ♥️

Jo Ann Danaher Chitty

Posted at 07:55pm
I remember Corky well and fondly!! My sympathies to your family. I miss you all.
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