Nancy Patricia Corpina

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Born in Bronx, NY on April 2, 1942

Departed on February 22, 2021 and resided in Scarsdale, NY

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    Nancy P. Corpina of Scarsdale, NY passed away on February 22, 2021 at the age of 78. She was born Nancy Patricia Bennett on April 2, 1942 to Nancy and John Bennett of the Bronx, New York. Nancy made many great friends during her early childhood and cherished those relationships throughout her entire life. Nancy attended St. Helena's High School and later graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1966 with a B.S. and Masters in Education.  Following college, Nancy taught elementary school for 8 years in New York and Connecticut. In 1963, Nancy assisted in founding The Bennett School in Colombia South America with her dear friend Yolanda Mosquera. For 30 years, Nancy held the position of Director of Recruitment at Bennett, hiring US teachers to relocate and teach at The Bennett School. Fifty-eight years later, the school that bears her maiden name continues to thrive as a Pre-K through 12th grade private institution.

    In 1967, Nancy was introduced to Joseph B. Corpina of the Bronx, NY.  They married in 1968, and moved from the Bronx to Scarsdale, NY. They had 2 sons, Joseph Jr in 1970 and Jonathan in 1972. Nancy devoted countless hours to her volunteer work throughout Westchester County, including at Iona Grammar School, the Scarsdale Campaign for Peace and the Scarsdale School of Language Arts.  In 1982, her son Joseph died in an accident. As a result, she, along with her husband, established The Joseph B. Corpina, Jr. Memorial Foundation which provides grants to local hospitals in order to help sustain and improve the quality of life for children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. In addition, the foundation built and continually funds a Creative Arts Center at Iona Grammar School in honor of her son.  Nancy was instrumental and active in the Foundation for 35 years.

    Nancy is survived by her ex-husband Joseph, her son Jonathan, daughter-in-law Danielle, and three granddaughters Sofia, Cecily, and Olivia whom she loved and cherished very much. She is also survived by her only sibling, John Bennett, his wife Janet and their four children. Nancy loved the company of her African Grey parrot Merv. She enjoyed listening to oldies, playing both piano and guitar, writing poetry and reading novels. Nancy loved the ocean and spending her summers down at the Jersey shore. Rest in Peace Mom, we will love you forever.

    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a memorial service will be held at a later date to be determined.

    In lieu of flowers, we request you please make donations to The Joseph B. Corpina, Jr. Memorial Foundation.  Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 178-H, Scarsdale, NY 10583.

    Guestbook Entries

    1. Ron Nash February 25, 2021 at 5:37 pm - Reply

      Beautiful tribute !

      Our deepest condolences

      Ron and Linda

      • Giana and Rob February 26, 2021 at 11:08 pm - Reply

        Rest In Peace 🙏🏼💔

    2. Neil Takacs February 25, 2021 at 6:11 pm - Reply

      Awesome tribute Jonathan, what an amazing women. Much love to your family. Neil and Lynn Takacs

    3. Elena February 25, 2021 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Will always remember her as…my ” other Mom”. What a blessing to have shared beautiful moments with her and family.

    4. Mary Lou Nolas February 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Rest In Peace Nancy❤️❤️

    5. Elena February 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      Beautiful words, Will always remember her as ” My other Mom”. It was am honor to have shared moments with Nance and family. My love to all.

      • Maria Corpina February 26, 2021 at 4:47 am - Reply

        Beautiful words… so sorry for your loss.
        Rest In Peace Nancy

        Maria

    6. GEORGE BLASKO February 25, 2021 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      I am so sorry to hear about Nancy. She was a very good friend . She will be missed at OCEAN VIEW TOWERS.

      • Orlando Cunyas and Brandon February 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm - Reply

        I am so sorry to hear about Nancy. A very well educated, a lady with a big heart, synonymous of kindness, a true long branch lover. She will be missed in our hearts. My deepest sympathy to Jonathan, family and my best hopes for Merv.
        REST IN PEACE AMIGA

    7. Yo.. February 25, 2021 at 6:46 pm - Reply

      Nance…my very best friend. What an amazing, creative, loving, talented woman. 💖

    8. Ellen Flam February 25, 2021 at 6:52 pm - Reply

      Nancy was a good friend and she will be missed. I will miss our talks and sharing stories about you, Jon, and your beautiful family.

    9. Paul Smith February 25, 2021 at 7:18 pm - Reply

      Deepest sympathies. May she be at peace.

    10. Jeannine Monaco February 25, 2021 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      We are so sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace!
      The Monaco Family

    11. John bennett February 25, 2021 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      My wonderful sister is reunited with her son Joseph and the best parents we miss so much.

    12. Virginia Yeterian February 25, 2021 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      My sincerest sympathy for your loss. Some of my fondest childhood memories is of Nancy and her genuine kindness and warmth. I will always be grateful for her kindness to me and my family. She will be sincerely missed by so many that truly love her. Rest In Peace Nancy ❤️❤️

    13. Daniela February 25, 2021 at 9:38 pm - Reply

      Our deepest condolences for your loss. You mom was clearly an amazing woman. May she Rest In Peace. Xoxox, the Crispis.

    14. John Bennett IV February 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm - Reply

      I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
      And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
      And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
      And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.

      I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
      Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
      And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
      And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

      I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
      To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
      And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
      And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over. (Sea Fever – John Masefield)

      Love you always Aunty Patty! Rest in Peace.

    15. Mary Ellen Gerosa February 26, 2021 at 9:02 am - Reply

      So very proud to have called her my friend. She will be missed love and prayers jonathon and family

    16. Denise Werner February 26, 2021 at 9:05 am - Reply

      Beautiful tribute. What an amazing life. So sorry for your loss.
      🙏
      Denise

    17. Michelle & Roger Love February 26, 2021 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Our sympathies & caring thoughts. May she Rest In Peace.
      Roger & Michelle Love

    18. Cynthia Crisona February 26, 2021 at 10:10 am - Reply

      An accomplished lady. A beautiful tribute. A heartbreaking time. Our condolences and hugs to Jonathan, Danielle, and the girls, and of course, to Joe and Maria. Our love,
      Cynthia and Gary

    19. Michele Dangle February 26, 2021 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Rest In Peace! A beautiful tribute for an inspirational woman. Wishing you all peace and comfort. Xoxo

    20. Amy Laufr February 26, 2021 at 11:06 am - Reply

      You will be missed Nancy. So will Merv. May you Rest In Peace. You were a bright light in our shore building. Xo
      With love,
      Amy Laufer

    21. Patti Leahey February 26, 2021 at 11:06 am - Reply

      May you Rest in Peace and eternal rest

    22. susan mainberger February 26, 2021 at 1:42 pm - Reply

      I fondly remember our little visits and Nancy’s brilliant smile and ,of course, Merve, “Singing in The Rain.” You will be missed at your beloved shore home. May you rest in peace..
      Love,
      Sue

    23. Karen Levine February 27, 2021 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Nancy,
      You were a wonderful neighbor! Always smiling and sweet! You will be missed on Candlewood.
      Rest In Peace!
      The Levine Family

    24. Noelle ITURBE February 27, 2021 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Beautiful Tribute to Nancy. May she Rest In Peace.
      Much Love,
      The Iturbe Family

    25. barbara landau stogo February 27, 2021 at 8:18 pm - Reply

      what a wonderful and special lady spent many wonderful times with your mom caring and helping those who needed help Nancy will always be remembered barbara landau

    26. The Burke Family February 27, 2021 at 11:50 pm - Reply

      Nancy always gave the biggest hugs….wrapping you guys up in one of those right now. What a nice tribute to her! RIP Nancy may you rest in peace. xoxox Brian, Nicole, Ava and Lucy Burke

    27. Jane and Michael Goldman February 28, 2021 at 10:18 am - Reply

      We were deeply saddened to learn of Nancy’s passing. Our condolences to the Corpina family and know that our thoughts are with you.
      Rest in peace Nancy.
      Jane and Michael Goldman

    28. Alex Hillman February 28, 2021 at 10:46 am - Reply

      With great sadness we learned of Nancy’s passing. She was a wonderful person, friend and a great neighbor. We spoke a lot about faith and religion and she always wanted to visit the Holy Land. We promised to be her tour guides. Memorial Trees will be planted in her memory in the Holy Land.

      We will truly miss her and our sympathies are with the family in these sad moments. Rest in Peace Nancy

      Irit and Alex Hillman
      38 Candlewood Rd

    29. Paul P. Slinkowski March 1, 2021 at 7:36 am - Reply

      My sympathies and healing wishes for you. God bless her, rest in piece.

      • Chri Alegre March 1, 2021 at 4:04 pm - Reply

        My sincere condolences, Rest in Peace!

    30. Kathy Sciacca Hart March 2, 2021 at 8:32 am - Reply

      Rest In Peace Dear Nancy! Memories of our times together will always be cherished!
      Love You!!!
      Kathy Hart😉👍🙏🙋🥰❤️🌹

    31. Jayne Ann stavola sofi March 2, 2021 at 11:24 am - Reply

      Dearest nancy, our friendship from grammar school runs deep. I will always love you my friend . The memories are a blessing to all of us. 💜 Jayne Ann stavola Sofi , Nancy and David…your name lives on!

    32. Didi Nydick March 3, 2021 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Nancy was an amazing woman who I greatly respected and loved. We became close friends in the last few years and I’m blessed to have had her in my life. I will miss all the times we shared stories together, miss her jokes and her wonderful laughter that was so contagious! I will always cherish our friendship and my memories of Nancy, and she is already missed tremendously. May she Rest In Peace and live on in our hearts forever. Condolences to Jonathan and all of Nancy’s family.
      With love, Didi

    33. Harriet and Lenny March 3, 2021 at 9:55 pm - Reply

      Nancy was our across the street neighbor for almost fifty years. She was one of the kindest people we ever knew.
      We will miss her lovely smile and cheerful presence and the friendly waves and concern she showed when she thought that something might not be right. Wishing her much deserved peace and eternal rest.
      Harriet and Lenny Schwartz

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