Obituary

Cora Paznokas-Losordo passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2021 at the age of 58. A proud born and raised Brooklyn girl, she graduated high school at 16. Years later, she married her husband Matt with whom she had two children, Emily and Neil. Their children became the center of their universe. She was a registered nurse by profession and practiced for nearly 30 years across many settings including cardiothoracic surgery ICU and cardiac rehab, as well as most recently working in medical staff education at Hamilton Park Healthcare and community outreach. She was tremendously proud of her work and the ability to touch so many lives gave her great joy. When not saving lives, she enjoyed a cup (or five) of coffee, home cooked meals, cuddles with the family cat Mello, creatures great and small, and the musical inclinations of Rod Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, and John Denver to name just a few. But most of all, she treasured her family. She was a loving daughter, devoted wife, and the best mother. She attended every sports game, every recital, and every science fair. She was proud of her kids and would share this every chance she got. She cooked up delicious 8 course Christmas and Easter meals for our extended family out of a micro kitchen. She was a Girl Scout leader for many years.  She was funny, empathetic, supportive, and incredibly smart. And she was tough, surviving both cancer and a stroke. She took care of everyone — strangers, her patients, her family and friends, and especially her children and late husband.

She is survived by her two children Emily and Neil, her brother-in-law Doug, sister-in-law Tina, nephew Luke, niece Sophia, brother-in-law Henry, sister-in-law Marilyn, and nieces Yvonne and Renee. She is predeceased by her father Anthony Paznokas, mother Renate Sadewasser, sister Monica, and husband of 26 years Matt.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, commencing at 6:00 PM and concluding at 9:00
PM, with a Catholic Blessing, at the Failla-McKnight Memorial Home,
533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Parking available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street. Cremation is private.

In lieu of flowers, the family will set up a scholarship in her name at her nursing school alma mater, Hunter College. Please contact her daughter Emily or son Neil for further information at elosordo@gmail.com. Additionally, please consider donations in her honor to Memorial Sloan Kettering which saved her life, the Lustgarten Foundation (she was fundraising on behalf of her late husband Matt), or the Liberty Humane Society where she volunteered.

A celebration of life ceremony will also be held at a future date to be determined. Please follow up with Emily and Neil at the email address above.