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October 09, 2013
Dr. Coryllos changed our lives. We will never forget her.
July 03, 2013
Paul Sr., Lisa , Janice, Paul and Gordi...Love to you all. Wishing you strength and sending lots of love to a family that certainly knows what love is and helps spread the word....Happy Birthday to Betty as well. We all love and miss her xoxox Mary Ellen McGuire
July 03, 2013
Happy Birthday Mom!!!!
July 03, 2013
Happy Birthday Betty in Heaven.
July 02, 2013
Dr. Coryllos was my hero! In 1963, I was born with no esophagus. Your mom operated on me and gave my parents a miracle. I lived a normal life, married with two children. In 2000, at age 36, I had problems with an infection that I did not know was there. My body adjusted over the years until it had enough. My parents contacted Dr. Coyllos once again! She remembered me and everything about my surgery. She took over and saved my life again. I spent 52 days in Winthrop hospital with your mom at my side. As an adult, I finally met my hero and was able to get to know her as a person. I always knew what an unbelievable doctor she was! She talked about her family often and had a shine when she did. I always felt comforted when she was with me. I am turning 50 this year and I treasure my life. I am very grateful to have known such a special person. Your family will always have a place in my heart.
May 08, 2013
Dr. Coryllos saved my son's life. Back when no one know what Hirshbrungs was she did and well, she saved his life. My son is now 32 yrs old. And she was right, it is genetic; my grandson was born with hirshbrungs bur of course the procedures ar quite different. I will miss you Dr. Coryllos and thank you so much!!!!!
April 16, 2013
The day I met Betty for the first time, at her beautiful farm in upstate NY, she wrapped her heart around me and my children as if she had known us forever. Never once did we reconnect after any length of time, without first catching up on our children. Even with deadlines and patients/clients ever in need of our attention, there was always time for the conversations that mothers and human beings need to have with one another...as if she magically breathed extra space into the moment to make room for so much life. Her love for her precious family, her love for the family of humankind and her egoless intellect were a magical combination. Words cannot express how deeply this remarkable woman influenced my life. There was and never will be anyone else like her, but we can all aspire to come close.
All my love to the Lardi family.
Jennifer Tow
March 30, 2013
We met at what was Nassau Hospital (Winthrop) in 1983. At the time, I was a medical secretary and Dr. Coryllos was a brilliant pediatric surgeon. We became friends, laughed, had lunches and so many memories in her office down the hall from mine. My deepest sympathy to the Lardi Family I am grateful to have known such a wonderful soul.
March 21, 2013
Dr. Coryllos I will never forget what you did for my daughter Jenna: God sent you and and your gifted hands to us, not once but 7 times: Rest in peace. Dr. Coryllos:
March 21, 2013
Thank you everyone for all your kind words. We miss Mom so much but now her heart is in all of ours forever.
March 20, 2013
I am so sorry to learn that Dr. Coryllos is no longer with us. When I started working for the OI Foundation she was so very helpful and encouraging. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
March 14, 2013
I knew Dr Coryllos working as a Nurse in Pediatrics at South Nassau Communities Hospital. As a new young nurse, encountering many Doctors that were intimidating and cold, she was a ray of light. She would often appear at 3am to check on a sick child, and comfort a parent. I Loved her unique style and ability to take her time and know each patient , their families and their individual needs all the while healing them. She was a wonderful soul and I will remember her always.
Cheryl Murad RN
March 13, 2013















dear Bet - I remember so well your determination from a very early age to reach your goals. Determination, compassion, skill and love. I salute you as I have for over 80 years. I cry a little - and smile too.
March 12, 2013
To the Loving family, I just heard from my friend Lee Galasso that Betty died and I am sending many hugs your way. She was an inspiration to me and so many of us in the breastfeeding community and I loved her a lot. God bless. Virginia Moore RN,, Tarrytown,NY
March 12, 2013
Betty was my "surrogate" mother during residency ( that's how she called it). We work together, we travelled together, she came to my house many times and we shared meals together. Her loving presence and compassion to everyone were one of the most valuable teaching I had during my training. She truly healed from her heart and I will always bring a part of her when I enter every patient's room. She showed me what Medicine is all about. May she continue, wherever she is, to inspire compassionate healing in many lives. I send prayers to her family and all her loved ones for such a loss,
With love, always,
Andrea Vianna and family
Winthrop class of 1995.
March 12, 2013
Having spent the majority of my professional career at Winthrop Hospital, Betty Coryllos was there to help, support and shape me during those "early years". Our conversations about Pediatric surgery, trauma, tongue ties, lactation counseling and mini ponies will always resound in my fond memories of an amazing and dedicated human being. My deepest condolences go out to the Lardi Family.
March 11, 2013
Cousin Betty was full of life and love. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
March 11, 2013
My prayers to Dr Betty worked with her as a nurse at Winthrop always a caring and loving person to patients and staff.
March 11, 2013
A new bright star is shining in heaven.
Our love to you all. Bebes and Phebe
March 11, 2013
We are truly saddened by the loss of our loving and generous friend and neighbor.
March 11, 2013
My deep sympathy to the entire Lardi family, and as the priest at the funeral said "her family was the world." As a lactation consultant who learned so much from her, I was grateful to be able to remember her and lift up her life and work at a conference I was speaking at on March 10th. I summarized her obituary, added my own remembrances of her spirit of curiosity and ingenuity and care as I learned from, and workd with, her. I ended with "the world is blessed because you were here, Dr. C".
My thoughts and prayers are with all who will miss her dearly. Peace,
Judy LeVan Fram, PT, IBCLC
March 11, 2013
My deepest condolences to the Lardi family. I first met Betty in 1974 when I was a neonatal fellow at LIJ. It always amazed me how she could do it all both as a surgeon and a mother. She was certainly a role model for many of the women practicing medicine. I continued to work with her over the years at NUMC. Betty was one of a kind, beloved by the staff in the NICU and all her patients. She will be greatly missed,
With love,
Harriet S. Boxer, M.D.
March 11, 2013
Dr. Coryllos saved my baby in March of 1979. She came to the hospital in the middle of the night and not only performed the emergency surgery, but took time to hold my hand and comfort me - she knew it was the most frightening day of life. Thirty four years later, I still thank her from the bottom of my heart - and I always will.
She led an extraordinary & meaningful life!
March 11, 2013
Dear Lisa & Serge,
Our condolences go out to Lisa, yourself, and Lisa's family. Perry will miss the conversations he had with her regarding medical mysteries of life, death, and the thereafter. She's now in heaven looking down at us and guiding us and no longer suffering.

Love, Michelle and Perry
March 11, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the Lardi family. I made your moms acquaintance in December working as a caregiver. In my brief time with her I could feel what a good heart she had. Her love and compassion shown through while looking through pictures of her family or playing with her dog. When I spoke to her about my schooling she sat up straight and listened intently while trying to give me her thoughts on the matter. She was obviously a remarkable and SMART woman! My hope is that the love she shared and, the beautiful memories she left will offer some form of comfort to her family and friends. May God take special care of you all.
March 10, 2013
Our heartfelt sympathies to the entire Lardi family. I worked for Paul and his partner Marvin for a little over 10 years and most of my dealings with Betty were on the phone but anytime I asked for medical advice for my children, not only did she guide me but followed up time again to make sure that the problems were addressed correctly. She was a kind,sympathetic and endearing doctor....one of a kind.
March 10, 2013
the Lardi family is one of the great set of folks to be around and Betty I loved talking about those horses we will miss you to the rest of you you know if you need anything just ask.
Love Phil and Annie
March 10, 2013
I was a sad, lonely lost 16 year old when Dr. Betty took me under her wing to teach me about pediatric surgery, she ended up teaching me so much more. I learned poise, confidence, faith and most of all humor. I also went from being an only child and gained two brothers and two sisters. I would not be the wife, mother and woman I am today without her guidance. I will carry her in my heart for the rest of my life and will make sure to teach my seven children the life lessons she taught me. Thank you for being my guiding light. I love & miss you. Rest in peace.
March 10, 2013
Betty
Boyd and I will miss you. Thank you for letting us be part of your family. God is very lucky to have you as part of his team. I know you will be watching over us all.
March 10, 2013
My deepest sympathy to Paul and the entire Lardi family. Betty and I spent Mother's Day together at a conference in 1991. We kept that relationship from that day forward. There is no one who supported others more than she. Her career was a series of Firsts in so many things, yet she concerned herself with those that followed. She was a great mentor to many physicians, a gracious colleague and dear friend. The spirit of True Humanity.
March 10, 2013
I will always have warm and fond memories of you! From my first days as a novice nurse, you always made me feel valued and respected. Our conversations both personal and professional and your guidance, teaching and mentoring have helped shape the professional I am today. You will be sorely missed, and will always have a place in my heart!
March 10, 2013
Betty was the most amazing person I have ever known. She touched our lives in so many ways. Not only was she there for Ralph and I during our darkest time but she was by our sides to share our joy as we welcomed our children Stephen, Eliza and Margot into the world. Betty has been our Guardian Angel through the years and always will be. I will miss my cousin.
My love goes out to Paul, Paulie, Lisa, Janice and Gordon...may you find strength in God and the outpouring of love from others surrounding you in this time of sorrow.
love Megg
March 10, 2013
Our hearts are so very heavy as we heard the news of beloved Betty's passing. She was truly an extraordinary woman--a woman of valor in every sense of the word. A visit to the farm was never complete without a drive over to the Lardi's and precious time spent with Betty. I hope that she and Muriel are finally together in spirit sharing recipes, gardening tips and the latest medical breakthroughs. She will be tremendously missed by the entire Gluckson, Gale & Eplboim families.
Much Love From The West Coast,
Robbie, Arik, Mariel, & Kate Eplboim
March 10, 2013
To the Lardi family,
May I offer my deepest condolences. I first met Betty as a medical student from Stony Brook while on my surgery rotation at Winthrop University Hospital. She had an immediate impact on me as she was one of the first 'human' surgeons I met. I then became closer with her as she mentored me through my surgical residency and then as an attending and colleague at Winthrop. Although in a different surgical specialty, she introduced me to a world that I never new existed. Babies with breast feeding problems. Babies with tongue-tie. She literally took my hand and asked me to help. I hugged her and said of course. She has always been there for me. I will miss her smile and comforting presence deeply. Betty will always be with me. Betty will always be with all of the babies and children I treat. Betty, I love you and miss you.
March 10, 2013
R.I.P. Betty. What a wonderful person . A true inspiration to all . You will be missed . So glad I got to know you. Lauren
March 10, 2013
Betty was a light in the life of everyone who knew her. Our thoughts are with her wonderful family.
March 09, 2013
On behalf of the entire Ain family, formerly of Glen Cove, Sea Cliff and Old Brookville, I want to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of this most amazing woman. My parents admired you so much and spoke of the wonderful person you were. I spoke with you last when my own mother died and you had that same vibrancy you always had. I remember riding ponies in the yard in Brookville and never telling anyone I fell off! May your family find comfort in fond memories and may you rest in everlasting peace. Alice Ain Rich.
March 09, 2013
Just the smile on her face was enough for me . If it was only one or two words I could always understand what she was saying. We were one she was my number one , she was Mom . A really special , peaceful caring Wife , mother, friend and doctor. She once told me that God had put her on earth to walk down this path and care for everyone and everything that ever needed help in any way She did just that and gave 300 percent . Sometimes It was difficult for me to share that love I admit ! I can only ask God to make me half as good of a person that she was. I miss you so much and I know I am not the only one . Mom touched everyone of our hearts in a way that only an Angel could do. I hope the tears will stop some day and my heart will only feel the warmth of her love that kept me feeling safe my whole life! I am so lucky to have the most incredible memories of all the wonderful things we did together. No one can ever take those from me. I miss you mommy please make the heart ache go away. I could never have gotten through this with out my Dad Paulie Janice Gordon and Niko & cousin Julie and amazing friends!
March 09, 2013
My Deepest Sympathy to the Lardi Family. I often thought about Dr. Coryllos because she saved my life. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Coryllos because she showed me so much compassion and love when I was an eleven year old frightened child fighting for my life for three months at St. Francis Hospital. I was so blessed to have her as my surgeon. I will always hold a very special place in my heart for her. God Bless You Dr. Coryllos, I will miss you.

Sally LaVista
March 09, 2013
"Aunt" Betty has been in my life since Paul and my dad became partners. She treated every patient as if that person was the most important person in the world, and then she went on to the next most important person in the world. Just an amazing lady who made an impact on everybody she came across. Was unequivocally always there whenever anybody needed her. What a legacy!
March 09, 2013
I met Betty on one of her many visits to Lake Wisconsin and was totally in awe of her and of her knowledge of so many things--I looked forward to her visits, and knew that would be one of the things I would miss when we moved to the SouthWest. She will always be one of the most memorable persons I have met.
My sympathies to the family - take comfort in what must be, amazing memories.
This is a woman who truly made a difference!
March 09, 2013
I was lucky enough to meet Dr. Coryllos almost 20 years ago when my infant son needed life saving surgery. Not only did she help my son, she also cared for me during an incredibly difficult time. Over the years she was always there for us, no matter what my son needed. I am forever grateful to her for her incredible surgical skills and kindness. My deepest sympathy to the Lardi family. She was truly a remarkable doctor and woman.
March 09, 2013
Betty took me in as son, show me many new things, ways to see the life ahead and the family around Us... both Mom & Dad Lardi and my wonderful Wife, (Lisa) we did what she loved helped others and explore the world, she was adventurer,from Italy to Greece, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and Florida we traveled together, I will miss her dearly BUT in our hearts she remains for ever!
March 08, 2013
I never remember Betty without a smile on her face. All her patients loved her.
March 08, 2013
I worked with Dr. Corrylos at Mercy medical Center. What a wonderful Pediatric. Surgeon,and person . I always said if I ever had to have surgery I would want Dr. Corlyllos. God Bless you for your care and kindness to patients and staff at Mercy Medical Center. You were a wonderful Doctor! Sister Margaret Sprague C.I j.
March 08, 2013
To the entire Lardi family, wishing you a relatively easier mourning, and the wonderful memories you all share endless. My sympathy goes out to all of you at this time of your loss. Your love will keep you conncected.

All the best, Jo Ann Buchalter
March 08, 2013
So thankful that Betty (and her family) was part of my life. She was an extraordinary woman who loved and cared more than any other human being I have ever met.She took excellent care of each patient while helping the caregiver at the same time. She told me many years ago when I asked why she always wanted to know how I was doing.." If I cure the patient but lose the caregiver, what have I done!?" When you brought her a patient, she embraced and helped everyone in the family. God bless Betty and thank you to all of her family for sharing her with all of us.She can never be replaced but hopefully her legacy is that we all have learned to be more tolerent and caring... xoxoxo
March 08, 2013
We met her when my now 6yr old was born. Dr. Coryllos was an outstanding woman, and she will be remembered by all whose lives she touched.
March 08, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Coryllos family.We were taught and learned much from this superior pediatric surgeon.
Requiescant in pace.
'Drs Gerald Buetow and Ann Ward, M.D.
March 08, 2013
I was a patient of hers, born with Prune Belly Syndrome. She was confident I would survive despite the odds against me. I owe her my life & pray for her family.
March 08, 2013
Offering our deepest sympathies during this time.
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