Lillian Curcio, age 84, devoted sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away in her Staten Island home with loving family at her side on Wednesday October 20, 2021. Lillian was born in Brooklyn, New York to Frances and Louis Insalaco on August 22, 1937. After graduating from Bay Ridge High School Lillian held positions over the years working as an Administrative Assistant, Trust Administrator, School Bus Attendant, Event Planner, and preparing meals for the elderly. Lillian met the love of her life, Anthony, at a Columbus Day dance and married her late husband of 44 years in April 1959. Together they enjoyed listening to classics from Frank Sinatra, taking trips to Aruba, The Bahamas, and Atlantic City. She is survived by her sister Josephine Coscia (Simone), four children Frances, John (Donna), Louis (Danielle), Anthony (Christine) and seven grandchildren Nicole, Angela, Louie, Lauren, Toniann, Anthony, and Jack along with many members of her extended family and life-long friends. To Lillian, tradition and creating happy memories spanning all holidays, birthdays, and special occasions was her true labor of love that touched countless friends and family throughout her lifetime. Whether it was gift bags and stockings stuffed to the brim at Christmas, Easter egg hunts, lots of homemade Halloween candy, or those Rock'n New Year's Eve parties, you could always count on Lillian to lose lots of sleep and work hard to make those occasions extra special. If you stacked all those wonderful memories and the tons of food she cooked for everyone over the years, it's obvious that she was building her own personal stairway to heaven all along! Visitation will be held at the Hanley Funeral Home, (HTTPS://HANLEYFUNERALHOME.COM
) 60 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, NY (718) 351-1800 on Saturday and Sunday October 23rd and 24th, 2021 from 2-4PM and 7-9PM. A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Monday Oct 25, 2021, at 9:30AM. Flowers or donations are welcome. Please make donations to: Arthritis.org
in memory of Lillian Curcio.
Published by Staten Island Advance from Oct. 21 to Oct. 23, 2021.