May 14, 1922 ~ December 29, 2019

Born in: Lawrence, Massachusetts
Resided in: Livermore, California

Corradina L. Maille (née Agricola) 97 passed away peace­fully in Pleasanton, California, with her family nearby on December 29. Cora was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on May 14, 1922, and was always proud of her heritage as a daughter of Sicilian immigrants who came to Lawrence in the early 20th century to work in the textile mills that drew so many others to New England. She married Carl James Maille, had a daughter (Mary Beth, lost at birth) and three sons John (Jay), James, and Joseph, who she unwaveringly loved to her last day. Cora loved both her immediate and her extended family, her many friends, her pets, and the Italian opera, which she listened to regu­larly for 80 years. She was proud to have re-entered the workforce when she needed to and became a successful buyer in the electronics industry. Cora was predeceased by her beloved parents Giovanni and Concetta Agricola and by her siblings: Corrado, Joseph, Grace, Mary, and Charles. Cora leaves behind her sons and their families: Jay and his wife Sharon; James and his wife Suzie; Joseph and his wife Ana; her grandchildren: Stephanie and her husband Tom; Matthew, Charles, and Joey; and her great-grandchild Olivia; as well as nephews, nieces and their families. Cora will be loved, remembered, and missed by all who knew her kind heart and warm spirit.

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  1. Cora was such a loving and caring soul with a fantastic sense of humor. I don’t know if it was our Sicilian heritage or not, but upon first meeting Cora, we felt like we had been lifelong friends. That’s how easy it was to know and love her. She was also the best neighbor and friend.

    Cora doted and enjoyed talking about her loving family. Olivia, her great-granddaughter, was the absolute joy of her life!

    Her loss is such a shock. We will miss Cora very much. We are very blessed to have known and loved her.

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cora’s family. May your memories together and especially Cora’s humor, soon replace your pain and sorrow with a smile as you think of her.

  2. Cora and I worked together at Avantek for 10 years. We were both in our middle years when we went into high tech and low tech for that matter. I was her supervisor for the entire time and we got to know each other quite well. We had a good old time.

    We laughed together constantly. I remember Cora calling out, “I can’t believe it; I was trying to add on my telephone!” She would haul food on the bus so we could try something she made. She had a big heart and a kind soul.

    Cora knew all the secretarial staff and kept me informed about what was going on in the company. She was trusted and well liked by everyone.

    She loved her family with all her heart. She liked her co-workers and found joy in her work and surroundings. Hers was a life well lived in spite of very difficult challenges at times. Farewell, Cora. You will be missed.

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