Joseph A. Corbett

Joseph A.  Corbett
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Not Just Picture Perfect

With their striking blue eyes and warm smiles, Felicia and Joseph A. Corbett made a stunning couple. They would walk into a room ‹ she in a carefully coordinated outfit and he looking as if he had stepped out of a J. Crew catalogue ‹ and they would invariably be the best-dressed couple.

Their love for each another was contagious.

"They'd have barbecues, and people would crawl out of the woodwork to come," said Susan Turner, Mrs. Corbett's sister. "You'd want to be around them."

The Corbetts would often turn down invitations with friends to cuddle in front of the fireplace in their new Cape Cod home in Islip, N.Y.

"We were in our own little bubble," said Mrs. Corbett, 25. Practically the only time they separated was to go to work; Mr. Corbett, 28, was at Cantor Fitzgerald.

"I feel like they were living a fairy tale and someone closed the book," Ms. Turner said. "If you asked me two months ago who had the best life, it would be Felicia and Joe."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 19, 2001.

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