ST. ALBANS — Mr. Michael F. Corrado, Jr., age 81, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in the University of Vermont Medical Center after a courageous battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born in St. Albans, March 23, 1933, son of the late Michael F. and Irene M. (Cook) Corrado, Sr.
He married Joyce (Deso) Kittell on Dec. 26, 1971. He graduated from Brigham Academy in 1950, and joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea from 1951 to 1953. He returned to serve in the Vermont Army National Guard and was discharged in 1956. He worked for George S. Wood as a Service Manager and “retired” in the late 90’s. Being the man he was, retirement wasn’t for him, and returned to work full-time, and finally retired at the age of 77. He was a faithful member of the American Legion Post #1 and Post #42, for 60 years, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #758 where he was Commander, Color Guard Captain, and District Color Guard Commander from 1970 to 2013. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the 1519 Grand River Police and Fireman Post, and an honored member of the Cooties, Leaky Beer Pup Tent 12, in Michigan.
He is survived by his children, Gina Corrado and her partner, Michael Hoeflich, of St. Albans and her daughter Mikayla Corrado-Stevens and her partner, Wiley Gutchell, of Essex, who thought of Mike as a father and not just a grandfather, Kristin and Don Allee of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and their sons Todd and Troy, Peter and Carolyn Kittell of Franklin, and their children Seth, Linsey, and Allison, Leslie and Michael Emerson of Sheldon, and children, Julie, Christopher, and William Russell, Jeffrey and Debbie Kittell of Sheldon and their children Stacie, Jon, and Katie, 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great granddaughter. Michael also leaves a special feline companion Bunky. Mike was predeceased by his parents and his beloved wife, Joyce, who passed on April 16, 2008.
At Michael’s request, there will be no funeral services at this time. Interment will take place at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to his family at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.