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Josephine M. Corpora

April 9, 1919 — May 28, 2008

Josephine M. Corpora, 89 of Rockford, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at Northwoods Care Center. Born April 9, 1919 in Rockford, daughter of Sam and Bessie (Calmia) Salvagio. Was a graduate of St. Anthony Grade School, Central High School and attended Rockford School of Business. Married Dan Corpora on October 31, 1942, he preceded her in 1976.  Worked at City National Bank as an officer in the Safety Deposit Dept. and retired after 24 years in 1979. She was president of Rockford Safety Deposit Organization and NSO Treasurer. Member of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Catholic Order of the Foresters and Rockford Business Womens Association. Survivors include her children; Stephanie First of New Berlin, WI  and Thomas M. (Mary Kay) Corpora of Carbondale; grandchildren, Christine First, Scott (Kelly) First, Jillian, Nic, and Simone Marie Corpora; great granddaughters, Taylor Rose First and Anna Grace First; nieces, Bernice Corey and Eleanor Colby; sister-in-laws, Joyce Corpora-Anderson and Emily Corpora and several additional nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, sisters, Rose Krist and Grace Pozzi; nephew, Frank Pozzi Jr. ; brother-in-laws, Sam Corpora and Joseph Corpora and sister-in-law, Sandy Hathaway: niece, Linda Manley.   Funeral service Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation from 10-10:45 a.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials to a charity of ones choice.

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