Joseph A. Correa
1928 - 2021
November 17, 1928
February 15, 2021
Joseph A. Correa, age 92. Passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on February 15, 2021. Loving husband of Mary (nee Brazinskas). Beloved father of Susan (Terry) Hammerel, Jerome (Helen), Dawn (Peter) Papakyriacou and preceded in death by his son John. Adored grandfather of Daniel (Katerina) Peers, Matthew, Damian, Courtney (Jack) Krieger, Alexi, Theodore and Nina Papakyriacou. Dear brother of 14 siblings. Fond Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Joseph was known for his friendly smile, devotion to family and friends, and his love of God. He was a Sergeant First Class with the Second Infantry Division in Korea. He spent his career working for National Tea and Jewel Food Stores as a District Manager. He also was a devoted Usher at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Orland Park for many years. Visitation Wednesday, February 24th from 3:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Thornridge Funeral Home, 14318 S. LaGrange Road (Northbound traffic, U-turn permitted at 143rd St.) Orland Park, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael's Church,14327 Highland Ave., Orland Park, IL on Thursday, February 25th at 11:30 A.M. Private Family Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation, 1028 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611. For info (708) 460-2300 or sign guestbook at

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Feb. 23, 2021.
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Thornridge Funeral Home of Orland Park
14318 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Michael Church
14327 Highland Ave, Orland Park, Illinois
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Thornridge Funeral Home of Orland Park
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We are so sorry for you loss and you have our deepest sympathies. Keep all the fond memories of your dad in your heart and they will bring you a great sense of comfort.
Rich and Donna Kordas
February 24, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Our deepest condolences. May you be sitting drinking coffee and laughing with your mother, brothers and sister. Much love Uncle Joe
Orlando an Cynthia Correa
February 23, 2021
Rest In Peace my beautiful Uncle Joe.
Aunt Mary, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You both were the best Godparents a girl could ever ask for. I have so many fond memories of our families celebrating together. I will treasure them forever and Uncle Joe’s beautiful smile. I love you.
Jackie Selinfreund
February 23, 2021
Uncle Joe, I’ll always remember the times we shared on your birthday with my mom...your kind heart, loving encouraging words and beautiful smile. May you Rest In Peace.
Sandra Murray
February 22, 2021
Our deepest sympathies. We loved Joe! Aunt Janice, Joyce and Janel
Janel Veile
February 22, 2021
Rest in Peace Uncle Joe, You will always have a Specail place in my Heart. Love Barbie.
Barb Forsythe
February 21, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. We will all miss him as a wonderful human being as well as his smile.
Vicki & Marty Sullivan
February 21, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Thornridge Funeral Home
February 23, 2021