CORRAL, Ygnacio Lopez
Ygnacio Lopez Corral, 72, affectionately known as Sal, Nacho or Tony, of Newington and formerly of Middletown, passed away on Saturday, (March 2, 2013) at Hartford Hospital. Born on July 21, 1940 in Tucson, AZ; Ygnacio was the son of the late Ignacio Tappia and Teresa Odruno Corral and the beloved husband to Paige (Kablik) Corral. After his parents passing, his adopted parents Antonio and Maria Corral raised Ygnacio. Ygnacio proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army for three years and was stationed at the HA-48c Nike Missile Site in Cromwell. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a mental health worker at Whiting Forensic Hospital in Middletown for 20 years. He was a member of the St. John's Lodge No. 2 A.F. & A.M. for over 30 years and was a lifetime member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #771, both in Middletown. Ygnacio was a volunteer consumer advocate at WFSB and for the last 15 years he volunteered at the Children's Medical Center in Hartford. In his leisure time, he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family. Ygnacio is survived by his wife, Paige Corral of Newington; his children, Anthony Corral of Newington, Diana Corral of Middletown, and Bonita Corral of Chester; his stepsons, Douglas Kablik and his wife Jaime of Wethersfield; and William Kablik of Berlin, his siblings, Frank and Arthur Corral, Olga Bracamonte, Margaret Ruiz, and Lupe Valdez; his grandchildren, Steven Corral, Geno Corral-Flanagan; Owen and Olivia Kablik; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Ygnacio was predeceased by his former wife Barbara (Russo) Corral of Middletown and his siblings Jesus, Oscar and Carlos Corral.
Relatives and friends may call on Ygnacio's family on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 4- 7 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. Funeral services will begin on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. at Newington Memorial to Church of the Holy Spirit where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, Hartford Hospital, Attn: Development Fund, 80 Seymour Street, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102-5037 or to the CT. Children's Medical Center, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106. To leave an online expression of sympathy for the family, please visit:www.duksa.net.