Niagara Gazette


August 31, 2013

Pauline Cortellini


Pauline (Zuccari) Cortellini, 95, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Niagara Falls, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Francesca (D'Angelo) Zuccari.
Pauline was a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls, NY and attended local schools. On June 1, 1940, she married Mario F. Cortellini at St. Joseph Church in Niagara Falls, NY. Mr. Cortellini predeceased her on May 4, 2008. In her younger years, Pauline worked on the Zuccari Dairy Farm in Bergholtz that is owned and operated by her family. Pauline loved being a homemaker and took great pleasure in cooking and baking. She especially enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, but most of all, Pauline will be remembered as a devoted grandmother who loved spending time with her family.
Pauline is survived by her devoted daughter, Gloria A. Cortellini of Niagara Falls, NY and was predeceased by one daughter, Geraldine (Virgil of Alabama) Cross. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Gary (Kim) Cross, Virgil (Dina) Cross and Gloria (Lee) Coleman; four great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mario (late Elia) Zuccari of Bergholtz, NY; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Paradisa (late Luigi) Eugeni, Emma (late Joseph) Siracuse; and two brothers, Louis (late Marie) Zuccari and Frank (late Teresa) Zuccari.
There will be no prior visitation. Private funeral services and entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Niagara Falls, NY will be held at the convenience of the family.  Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions may be made to Niagara Hospice, Inc., 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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