Mary M. Corso, 77

Mary M. Corso, 77, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Canarsie, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Paul Battaglino and the late Pauline (Pollari) Battaglino.

Corso retired from the Board of Education of New York with more than 20 years of service working in the school cafeteria. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening and crocheting, and will be remembered as an amazing cook.

In addition to her parents, Corso was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Battaglino, and a sister, Joann Magliocco. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, John Corso Jr.; three children, Paula Marie Corso of Millsboro, Desiree James and her husband, William, of Georgetown, Del., and John Corso III of Millsboro; a grandson, Anthony John Pittari; two step-granddaughters, Cameron and Sydni James, both of Georgetown; and a sister, Annette Ortiz and her husband, Frank, of Long Island, N.Y.

A visitation was scheduled for July 16, 2017, at Melson Funeral Services, Millsboro, Del., with a Mass of Christian Burial on July 17 at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, Millsboro, Del. Interment was to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at