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Pasquale "Patsy" Corrado, 89, Inverness, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at Citrus Memorial hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, September 13, 2008, at 9:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Leke as celebrant. The family will receive friends in visitation at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness on Friday September 12, 2008, from 5-7 P.M. The family requests donations in lieu of flowers to Humane Society of Citrus County, P.O. Box 2283, Inverness, FL 34451.

The youngest of eight children, Patsy was born September 1, 1919 in Manville, New Jersey, and came to this area in 1988 from Bayonne, NJ.

Patsy served our country in the United States Army as a paratrooper during WWII. He was a truck driver for Anheuser-Busch for over 38 years.

Patsy enjoyed dancing and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He kept himself busy "puttering" after retirement. He was a long time member of the Inverness Highlands Surveillance Unit and Inverness Civic Center. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW Post #4337 of Inverness.

His survivors include his wife of 25 years, Joyce, Inverness, one son, Thomas and wife Mary Ann Corrado, Cartersville, GA; one daughter, Patricia Kiernan, Cartersville, GA; two stepsons, Charles and wife Nicole Barlow, Matawan, NJ, and Robert Barlow Jr. Baskin Ridge, NJ, stepdaughter Dawn Barlow and her man, Mike Gonzalez, Inverness, two grandchildren, Jamie Lee Corrado and Jason Kiernan, four step-grandchildren, Gage and Drake Gonzalez and Alexis and Charles Barlow, Jr. He was preceded in death by all of his siblings, three brothers and four sisters.

[Citrus County Chronicle, Crystal River, FL, from 9/10/2008 - 9/13/2008]

Pasquale enlisted in the Army at Somerville, NJ on 16 August 1940.  He had already adopted the nickname of "Patsy" by then as it is how his name appears on his enlistment record.

Pfc Corrado was transferred from the 17th Airborne Division to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR on 25 August 1945.

Patsy was cremated, the disposition of his ashes is unknown.


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