Town Remembers Life And Legacy Of Retired Town Clerk Fanny Corsentino

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American flags at town buildings ordered to half-staff

Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced the lowering of American flags to half-staff in memory of the life and legacy of longtime public servant and former Oyster Bay Town Clerk Fanny D. Corsentino (Oct. 26, 1928 – April 4, 2022). A former Oyster Bay Town Clerk, deputy town clerk, commissioner of human resources, and zoning board of appeals member, Corsentino was a hard-working and dedicated public servant who helped blaze the trail for the many women leading the town’s government today.

“Fanny’s passing is a tremendous loss for our community,” Saladino said. “Beloved in the Town of Oyster Bay for her commitment to treating residents with the same kindness she’d show to family, Fanny Corsentino was a model public servant. My colleagues on the town board and I seek to emulate her acumen, kindness and compassion each and every day while remembering her as a trailblazer for women in politics.”

Fanny D. Corsentino
(Photo courtesy of the Town of Oyster Bay)

Before joining the Town of Oyster Bay in 1980, Corsentino was a full-time volunteer at Mercy Hospital. She held various positions at the hospital, ultimately culminating with her appointment to Mercy’s Board of Directors in 1976. Corsentino was then further honored with an emeritus appointment to the board, the first woman outside of a religious order to receive such an honor.

“As Fanny often said, her remarkable career and dedication to community service would have been impossible without the unwavering support of her husband Joseph, children Connie, Terry, and Cheryl, and grandchildren Ginamarie, Rachel and Jared. We send our deepest condolences to Joseph and the entire Corsentino family as they mourn this tremendous loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you,” Saladino concluded.

Funeral services for the Honorable Fanny D. Corsentino are private, but sympathies can be mailed to:

Terry Leone & Family (14 Battle Row, Old Bethpage, New York 11804).

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