|By Lawrence H. Drayton (Larry_drayton) on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:07 am: Edit|
First met Tony at a CIDAA meeting after I was elected President. He offered (legal) advice, pro bono, and it was gladly accepted, after a non-qualified special agent was denied membership and threatened us with legal action. Great guy! So sorry to hear of his passing.
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 02:53 pm: Edit|
This is copied from an entry made on the Forum when we were informed of Tony's passing:
A bit of history...Tony was born on 6 September 1915 making him 91 at time of death. He was admitted to the bar, State of New York, in March 1940. He was inducted into the U S Army on 8 July 1943 and served honorably until demobilization on 10 November 1945. He was assigned as a Staff Sergeant with the 4th Military Policeman Counter-Intelligence Detachment at time of discharge at Ft Dix, NJ. His assignment(s) are listed as Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe, Northern France. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Following his military service, Tony returned to private practice as a lawyer from which he never fully retired. Tony was known to be a very generous man who worked numerous pro-bono cases through his lifetime. He was also a proficient saxaphone player!
|By Louise "Mickey" Head (Cidaa1) on Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 02:44 pm: Edit|
This is in answer to the question as to who is the man sitting to the left of Ray Kangas in the picture on page 5 of the current Badge publication. That is Anthony F "Tony" Correri.
Anthony F Correri, Esquire of Hicksville, NY was born on 7 September 1915 and died on 12 December 2007. Tony was the beloved husband of the late Louise Correri; loving father of Anthony W (Larraine) and Jeanne Pollicelli (David); cherished grandfather of David and Karen; and dear brother-in-law of Christine Ortton. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was a member of VFW Post 3211; American Legion Post 421; Life Member and a founder of the CID Agents Association; long time Attorney for the Hicksville Fire District and Hicksville Water District. Interment was at Veterans Administration Calverton National Cemetery, Suffolk County, Calverton, NY.
His wife, PFC Louise Correri, was born on 24 May 1920 and died on 9 June 1999. She is also buried in Calverton National Cemetery.
Tony Correri was a staunch supporter of the CIDAA and attended all annual meetings until his health failed. He last attended in or about 2005.