In New Haven, Sept. 8, 2005, Barbara Gordon Corona, 66, of Main St., Hamden, beloved wife of 46 years to Robert L. Corona. She was born in New Haven, September 19, 1938 a daughter of the late Gilbert and Hazel Lewis Gordon. Besides her husband, Barbara was a loving mother and friend to her three daughters, Linda Kresta of North Haven, Tracey Pascarella of Hamden and her husband, John and Robin Jasman of Cheshire and her husband, John. She was fondly called Mammy by most family and friends, especially her eight grandchildren, Melanie, Jessica, and Michelle Kresta, John, Robert, and Louis Pascarella, and Russell and Megyn Jasman. She is also survived by her brother, Gilbert Gordon, sister-in-law, Linda Corona, Aunt Carol, Uncle Bob, and mother-in-law, Anne Corona. She is predeceased by her sister, Eleanor Sturtze, brothers, Bruce Gordon and Edward Gordon, son-in-law, Gary Kresta and her father-in-law, Americo Corona. Funeral sevice at Dunbar United Church of Christ, Tues., Sept. 13 at 10 A.M. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVE., HAMDEN, Monday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers contibutions may be sent to the "Women's Fellowship Scholarship Fund" of Dunbar United Church, 767 Benham St., Hamden 06514

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  1. .Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village, though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year. He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound’s the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake. The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.. We will not believe you are gone,, but in heaven watching over all of us..just like you did in life.. Godspeed sweetest friend. So lucky were we to have known you.

  2. Barbara was such a loving Mom and Grandmom….. She will be missed…..so very much…. My sympathies to all….

  3. Bob, Linda, Tracy and Robin- There are no words to say how sorry we were to hear of the passing of Mrs. Corona. She will be forever in our hearts. She was a wonderful, warm, caring person and will be deeply missed. A part of Main St. in Hamden will be gone forever but the memories that we have of Mrs. Corona will live on forever in our hearts. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. Love, Paul, Sue, Andrew and Kelsey Martin

  4. Dear Bob & Family: There are no words to express the sorry we feel. Barbara was a very special person and so unique in so many ways and she has left her mark on this earth. It was always a pleasure to talk with her. Never has a bad word to say about anyone. You must hold on to all the fine memories she left and carry on as she would want you to. Sea Shells remind me that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. May all your memories bring you peace. Love, Marieanna & Phil Barber

  5. Dear Bob and family, Oh, what a friend we’re saying good-bye to! But her spirit, infinite love and wisdom live on forever in our hearts and mind. She’s only a thought away. I think she’d say this to all of us:.Grieve not…nor speak of me with tears..but laugh and talk of me as though I were beside you. I loved you so.. ‘Twas heaven here with you. Love, Bob & Phyll

  6. God saw she was getting tired; and a cure was not to be; So he put His arms around her, and whispered, .Come with me.. With tearful eyes we watched her suffer, and saw her fade away: Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the Best! We miss Mammy, her love, her spirit, and her joy of life will be with us always. Betsy, Dave and Sam

  7. I am so sorry to hear the loss of Barbara. How lucky we were to be in her company. Her warmth and love radiated every room she walked in. She will surely be missed by all. Our hearts are heavy but our prayers are with you all. The Folino’s Pasquale, Angela, Mary, Allesondra and Sofia

  8. I’m Not Here Don’t stand by my grave and weep for I’m not there, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamonds glint on snow I am the sunlight on ripened grain I am the gentle autumn’s rain When you awaken in morning’s hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circle flight I am the soft stars that shine at night Do not stand at my grave and cry I am not there, I did not die.

  9. I’m so very, very sorry to hear about Aunt Barbara. I will always have fond memories of her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With love, Nancy

  10. Mr. Corona and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. To Bob Corona and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss Barbara was my mom’s best friend and my friend since my earliest childhood memories. John

  12. To Bob Corona and family, I’m sorry to hear of your loss Barbara was my mom’s best friend and my friend since my earliest childhood memories. John

  13. To Tracey and John and family, I know this is a very hard time for you. Please remember that your friends are thinking of you and we will keep you in our prayers. The Milici Family

  14. Tracey, John and Boys, Your family in Canada sends their deep regrets and sympathy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Much love, The Irvine Family

  15. Uncle Bob, Linda, Tracey and Robin, Barb has always been welcoming, warm and compassionate. The numerous BBQs and family picnics at your house on Main Street with Gram, Maug and all the aunts, uncles and zillion cousins provide wonderful memories for me. Michael and I hope you find peace and warm memories in the love you shared. Much love, Laura Gordon and Michael Mishik

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