Corrado Nirchio, 83, of Little Ferry, formerly of Hoboken, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York, NY on Friday, October 14, 2022. Born in Molfetta Italy, Corrado immigrated to the United States in 1969 first living in Hoboken, later moving to Union City and then to Little Ferry.
Corrado was a fun-loving, well-respected family man who was revered by many near and far. He was a fabulous cook, always making his favorite foods such as fresh mozzarella, ricotta, and spaghetti with clams, fried shrimp and shrimp meatballs that were the size of softballs. His all-time favorite snack was french-fries, which was also the last meal he had.
Corrado was an avid member of the Juventus SC Club in Hoboken, the Societa Unita in Union City and the Federazione Siciliana in Saddle Brook where he spent most of his day’s playing cards with his best friends.
For the past few years, Corrado fought a long and hard battle with cancer, with each passing treatment and several hospital stays, he continued to smile with unwavering strength.
He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Domenica (nee Modugno), his four children, Vincenzo, Michael and his wife Josephine, Rose Ann Krajewski and her husband Charlie, and Angela. He leaves behind his 6 grandchildren who are his pride and joy, Corrado, Joseph, Makayla, Charles Joseph (CJ), Ava and Michael. He is predeceased by his two loving sisters Lina (nee LoBasso) and Tonia (nee Germanario) and is predeceased by his sister Marta (nee Mancini) and his brothers Nicola and Saverio. Corrado is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
The Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Francis R.C. Church, Hoboken at 12 P.m. on Tuesday. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Chapel Mausoleum, North Arlington. Visitation will be held at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home on Monday beginning at 3 P.m. and concluding at 8 P.m.