Salvatore Anthony Corso served his country, loved his family and his town

Salvatore Anthony Corso

Salvatore Anthony Corso, 92, a long-time resident of Monroe, passed away January 26, 2024, in Morristown, N.J., attended by his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend an interment service celebrated by The Rev. Joseph Gill and a presentation of military honors on Friday, July 12, at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Cemetery, 2205 Stratford Avenue, Stratford. A Funeral Mass was previously celebrated at Divine Mercy Church in Merritt Island, Fla.

Salvatore is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Josephine (Sorrentino) Corso; daughter, Christine, and husband, John Seger; daughter, Lisa, and husband, Ronald Swanson; and three grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Angela Galli, widow of Frank Galli; brother, Paul Corso, and wife, Sandra; and four nieces and nephews.

Sal joins his dearly departed parents, Anthony and Assunta (Rosiello) Corso.

Sal, called “Sonny” by his family, was born and spent his early life in Bridgeport and had many fond memories of his later youth in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated in 1948 from Roosevelt High School, where he enjoyed art class the most and earned a letter for managing the baseball team. On returning to Connecticut, Sal worked as a wire drawer at Handy & Harman in Fairfield.

With the onset of the Korean War, Sal enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served from 1951 to 1955 as an Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman E-3 with duty assignment in the VR-21 Air Transport Squadron detachment on Midway Island. He also served at the Naval Air Stations at Barbers Point, Hawaii, and Moffett Field, Calif. As a veteran, Sal always enjoyed sharing experiences with other veterans and expressing his appreciation for their service.

After his service, Sal married his sweetheart, Josephine, who’d been introduced to him by her brother, a fellow sailor. They built a home in 1961 in the Lakewood Estates community of Monroe, where they spent the next 60 years raising their two daughters and contributing to the life of their community, church and town. Sal contributed his energy and enthusiasm to social events of Lakewood Estates, charitable work of the Lions Club and St. Jude Church Knights of Columbus, and working the polls for town voting.

Sal was a talented artist, and his eye for color, line, and form was put to excellent use in his life’s work as an offset pressman.  He began his career with Kurt H. Volk/Volk Litho in Bridgeport and retired in 1994 after 23 years with Ethan Allen Company in Danbury.

In retirement, he still enjoyed part-time work delivering auto parts all over Fairfield County. His new role as “Poppi” to his three grandchildren also brought him great pride and joy.

Donations in memory of Salvatore can be made to Knights of Columbus Charities (kofc.org) and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (nmcrs.org).

Condolences may be shared online at danglerfuneralhomes.com.

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