Lena Corsi

Lena Corsi was born Natalina Sirico on November 26, 1923 and she passed away March 31, 2020. Lena is survived by her beloved children Joseph Corsi and Karen (Corsi) Azzari, her son­ in-law, Gregory Azzari, her grandchildren, Lauren Azzari and Thomas Azzari and many nieces and nephews.


Lena was preceded in death by her beloved and devoted husband, Louis (Louie) Corsi. She was also preceded in death by her seven sisters and three brothers: Mary Santarpia, Antoinette Licausi, Josephine Maiello, Rose Lombardi, Cora DeDilectis and Carmela Ruggiero, Michael Sirico, George Sirico and Pasquale Sirico.


She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Although she was the third youngest of her siblings, she was the last surviving member of the Sirico family & lovingly referred to as our “Matriarch.” Lena was a wonderful cook & homemaker, welcoming family & friends into her home. She was also a very talented seamstress; often sewing for her immediate & extended family. Lena’s greatest joy in life was being a mother and later a grandmother – always watching out for her family.


Today marks one year since her passing and she is sorely missed by all those who loved her. Due to Covidl9, we were not able to celebrate her life or give her the proper funeral service she so deserved. In remembrance of Lena, we invite you to leave a message in the guestbook and share your memories, stories, and sentiments.



  1. Joni Zanfordino on March 31, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Beautiful eulogy for a beautiful woman..

  2. Gerard Azzari on March 31, 2021 at 9:21 am

    Lena was a blessed wife and mother.
    She was a spirited joyous person who loved being surrounded by family and friends. I will forever remember her vibrant smile and warmth. She remains forever in our thoughts.
    God Bless you Lena.

    • Sandy DeDilectis on April 1, 2021 at 6:06 am

      Our dear Aunt Lena. She was the sweetest, kindest woman you could know. She loved and cared for everyone. Aunt Lena couldn’t do enough for her family and friends. She was always upbeat and happy. The smile on her face could light up a room. First words out of her mouth when she saw me, Sandy, how’s your mother? How are your parents? Everyone doing good? Now, they are all reunited. May Aunt Lena rest with the Angels in eternal peace. Amen

  3. Bettyann Annamunthodo on March 31, 2021 at 9:35 am

    Karen I never met your Mom..But I know she raised a beautiful daughter with a heart of gold..That in itself tells me she was a wonderful mom and caring person..Love you…

  4. Denise Siracusa on March 31, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Remembering your beautiful mother on her first anniversary in heaven. I’m so sorry that COVID deprived you of the opportunity to celebrate her life differently last year, but this is truly a lovely way to honor your mom and her remarkable life! May she rest peacefully and may all of you find joy in your precious memories of her!Sending love!

  5. Mary McGannon on March 31, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Karen – I only met your mother once, but will forever remember and cherish all of the great stories and adventures of Lena. You were truly Blessed with a wonderful, loving Mother. May she rest in peace.

  6. Gaye Doyle on March 31, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I never met your Mom either, but I know for sure she had to be wonderful, look at your beautiful & wonderful family.
    They certainly are are testament to her.
    God Bless you all.

  7. ANDREA L SHERIDAN on March 31, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Karen, although I never met your mother, she seemed to have a wonderful, full life blessed with children, grandchildren and friends.

  8. Irene Macchiorola on March 31, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    I will always have such fond memories of my beloved Aunt Lena. She was so special to me as well as all 7 of my Aunts. I would love to visit her. Being the last survivor of her large family I would think of my mother every time I saw her. She kept me close to her.

    I can’t believe it is one year since we lost her. She would always tell the story of her falling out a 4 story window when she was 15 months old. She was unharmed. She would say that her mother always told her that she was going to live a very long life! How true that prediction was. Her family was waiting for her with open arms!

    I will always love and miss you, Aunt Lena.
    Love Irene (and family)

  9. Noreen Hampton on March 31, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I will forever be grateful to Lena and Lou Corsi.Lena showed me what it was to have a family. I have the warmest memories because of their generosity ! My love of cooking and wanting a family of my own came from her. I always felt my own mother who passed when I was a year old put Lena in my path. I thank God for the Corsi’s every night. Lena and Lou are Love and kindness . God bless you both .

  10. Elaine Lombardi on March 31, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Aunt Lena is my Aunt through marriage I would always love to go visit her we would spend time reminiscing about the good old days and of course she would always offer you something to eat. Her and her Husband Uncle Louie were a very loving couple after my Husband and I moved to California because of his job anytime we would come into town we would visit her even when she moved to the home, she would always be so happy to see us! You may be gone but you will never be forgotten I love you sweet Lady!

  11. Natalie Majer (Ruggiero) on April 1, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Aunt Lena was a special woman. Her love extended to everyone around her & she loved my son as if he were her own grandson. One of my greatest disappointments is our inability to celebrate her life with a proper funeral including the traditional post funeral meal with food, wine, family & friends – all sharing our stories. I remember when…

  12. Deborah Romano on April 1, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    I will always remember your mom’s big smile and warm heart! She was lucky to have so many people that loved her! May wonderful memories of her remain in your hearts forever !

  13. Karen Azzari on April 2, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    My mother would be honored to know all the wonderful testaments to her. And I know she heard them all. I miss her and my father very much and I hope they’re together in heaven watching over us all❤️

  14. Gary DeDilectis on April 11, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    My Aunt Lena was one of the sweetest people to ever grace the face of the earth. She was always friendly and positive. We would stop to see her at her apartment and later at the nursing home. I could always count on her to keep me straight on the Sirico family history.

    If anyone ever deserved a grand send off, it was her. It’s ashame Covid got in the way. All I can say is she gets an easy pass to heaven. No tolls for my wonderful Aunt.

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