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Vincent J. “Snooky” Corso

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, December 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St. Revere at 11:00 a.m. for Vincent J. “Snooky” Corso, who died on Tuesday, December 18th at the Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a brief illness, he was 95 years old. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born, raised & educated in Revere, Snooky was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1942. Shortly after graduation, like many of the brave men of his generation, he wanted to defend his country and enlisted in the U.S. Army, days before the invasion of Pearl Harbor. He received medals & accommodations such as the African Middle East Theatre Campaign Ribbon, Victory Medal, Purple Heart, Silver Star & an award from the Italian Ministry for his role of Liberating the Italian Citizens. He served his country with great pride and honor, and is in that elite group aptly named the “The greatest generation”. When he was discharged, he rose to the rank of Sargent. When he returned home he began to work at Fish Pier in Boston for the First National Stores. He held various positions while he was employed there. He later went onto become a court officer for the Boston Municipal Courts, where he would become in charge of handling the “Grand Jurys”. He worked for the B.M.C. for over 20 years. On November 12, 1950 he would marry Margaret Kapamagian, a marriage that would span 67 wonderful years together. The couple enjoyed traveling together and later wintering in Del Rey Beach, Florida.  Snooky always stayed active, he was involved in many clubs and organizations. He was a late member of the Knights of Columbus Council 179, Revere Sons of Italy- Giuseppe Manzini Lodge & the I.T.A.M. Post in Revere. He had a great love and appreciation for baseball & loved the Boston Red Sox. Back in his earlier years, he held try outs for a minor league team. Although he didn’t make it, instead he leant his passion and knowledge for the game to help kids learn the game of baseball. For over 10 years, Snooky was committed to coaching little league, he would skipper the Orioles. There are many former kids that he coached and helped that would still remember how fun he made the game. In his golden years, to stay active, he would golf as often as he could.

He is the loving & devoted husband of Margaret H. (Kapamagian) Corso of Revere. The beloved brother of the late Augustus A. “Gus” Corso, Anna M. Aucella, Concetta O’Leary & Gerald & Joseph Corso. Dear brother in law of the late Mario Kapamagian, Alexander Kapamagian & Louise Barthelmess. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


Services

Visiting Hours

Thursday, December 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Thursday, December 28th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In Lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701.

 

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  1. Marguerite Bova
    Dec 28 2017

    I love you cousin Snooky. My father Basil always loved you very much God Bless You, protect you and surround you with the joy of paradise Until we meet again. Love Marguerite Bova

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