Mrs. Congetta "Connie" (Nole) Corasanti, 85, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Naples Community Hospital, in Naples, FL.
Connie was born in Utica, NY, February 23, 1937. She was a daughter of the late George and Virginia (Taverne) Nole. Educated in Utica schools, Connie was a graduate of T. R. Proctor High School, and later graduated from Utica College with a Bachelor’s Degree in both English Literature and Psychology. Before attending college, Connie worked at General Electric and at the medical offices of Dr. Gould, both in Utica.
On August 11, 1962, Connie was joined in marriage to Eugene R. Corasanti. Connie and Gene shared a beautiful marriage, full of love and devotion to each other, for over 52 years. Together they created a wonderful family, having two sons, Joseph and David. They spent their 52 years together raising a family, traveling the world, and enjoying quiet moments in their homes, in New Hartford and Inlet, NY, as well as, Naples FL. Connie was very supportive of her husband, Eugene, who founded Conmed Corporation (NYSE:CNMD) and led the company, as its CEO, from 1970 to 2006. She hosted many business dinners and events for her husband, and for Conmed. Connie was truly a team member with Gene, and a driving force behind his career and success. She regularly traveled the world with her husband, supporting Gene on his various business ventures. She was honored to have the “ConCor” Cafe named for her (by employee vote), in the Conmed Building in Utica.
Connie was very influential in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. An excellent listener, she gave sparing, but, good advice that was sought after by many family members and friends.
Connie had an adventurous spirit, learning to ski in 1958, and introducing the sport to her children and family. She also had the “travel bug” her entire life, while still remaining grounded in family, parish, and community. Connie was a member of the Circumnavigation Club, encircling the globe in 2014.
After working hard to raise her two children and after they left for college, Connie became very involved with Munson William Proctor Institute, as a docent, organizer, and leader of several Institute sponsored trips to Europe. An avid reader, Connie was a meticulous organizer. She was supportive of many local charities, too numerous to mention. She and Gene were some of the first members of Grey Oaks Country Club, in Naples, and were longstanding members of the Yahnundasis Golf Club, in New Hartford.
Connie also had a gift for interior design, resulting in beautiful renovations of her three homes. Her renovation of the camp on Fourth Lake earned her a spot in an article about design in Adirondack Life magazine. She was an integral member of the committee that recently renovated her Naples condominium building, Le Ciel Club Towers, in Naples.
Connie especially enjoyed spending time at her Adirondack house, on Fourth Lake, Inlet, NY, during the summer months, and at her condo on the Gulf of Mexico, in Naples FL, during the winter. Most importantly, she cherished spending time with her husband, Gene, their children, her brother and sister, and her extended family, including numerous cousins. Later in life Connie and Gene spent several summers in Tuscany, Italy, where they visited with Gene‘s relatives, who lived in Rome. Connie was an amazing cook and leaves behind a cookbook full of recipes from her mother and many recipes of her own.
Connie is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph J. and Michelle Corasanti, of Naples, FL, and David G. and Lisa A. Corasanti, of New Hartford, NY; grandchildren, Jon-Robert and Sarah Corasanti, and Marcus, Katherine, and Kira Corasanti; step-granddaughter, Emily Scharf; very special nieces and nephews, Dr. James G. and Laureen Corasanti, Michael A. and Cheryl Corasanti, all of Buffalo, Mark and Kathy Donovan, of New Hartford, Joseph and Robin Donovan, of Omaha, NE, Virginia and Thomas Dosch, of Clinton, NY, and Angelo Jr. and Diana L. Nole, of Rochester, NY; many beloved great nieces and great nephews, Katie, Matt, and Anthony Corasanti, Andrea and Nicholas Corasanti, Joseph and Thomas Donovan, and Caitlin, Chris, and Laura Dosch; and also many extended family members, in Utica, and around the country. Connie cultivated many dear and lifelong friendships that she sincerely cherished.
Connie and her family would like to especially thank her friend and “guardian angel”, Angelina Corriero, of Naples, FL; without whom she would not have been able to live so independently, in her condo, for so many years; and that heartfelt thanks extends to her caregivers that were all dear friends to her at Oxford Home Healthcare, in New Hartford, Gulfshore Home Healthcare, in Naples; as well as, the independent caregivers, in Utica. She genuinely loved and appreciated each and all of you, as that was her nature until the very end.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Eugene R. Corasanti; father-in-law and mother-in law, Joseph and Rose Corasanti; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joseph and Angela Corasanti; brother and sister-in-law, Angelo V. and Angela Nole; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Joseph Donovan; and nephew, George A. Nole.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022, at 10:30 a.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, in New Hartford. Private entombment beside her husband, Gene, will take place in the family mausoleum, at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m., at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.
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