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  Joseph A Corbett

Date of Birth: November 15, 1972
Department: Securities Lending
Position: Securities Trader

Joe’s life was blessing to all who knew him as family, as friends and as my husband. Joe was born and raised in West Islip by his parents, Jean and Joe and was the adored brother, the “king” of his three sisters, Sharon, Kathy, and Jeanmarie. He graduated with honors from West Islip High School where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Providence College in 1995.
Our life began with a simple kiss in the spring of 1996 and he forever changed my life. We were married on July 1, 2000.
Joe began working at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 as a securities trader. He was always laughing with his coworkers. He considered himself fortunate to work with such great people.
Joe was very proud of the house we just bought in February of 2001. He tok pride in mowing the lawn, doing yard work and barbecuing. Joe also enjoyed working out, going to the vineyards and to the beach, and watching sports.
There are not enough words to express the amazing man that Joe was. He was always interested in whatever conversation he was engaged in, always making jokes, even at his own expense just to make others laugh. Most importantly, Joe lived a life full of love with no regrets. He made each day count, which is an important lesson many of us learned from him. They took the best of us when they took Joe. He was laughter and love, integrity and goodness, patience and peace, loyalty and honesty. Joe will be forever missed and loved by so many because he gave us a lifetime of love and happiness in each and every day he was with us.

Joe, you are my husband, my best friend, my soul mate. You brought me a perfect love that shined through every time I looked into your eyes. We just fit, perfectly. I will always carry all of the love we shared in me. I miss you terribly and I love you with all my heart.
Hugs and smooches,

Felicia A. Corbett, Wife
  • I had the honor to work with Joe for the past 5 years, all too short. Joe was the perfect gentleman, nicest guy and a hard worker. He always knew how to make us all laugh when times would get hectic. The void we are left with is so big. Securities Lending was more than just colleagues we were a family.

    Joe, I miss our walks in the morning to get our breakfast, our talks about the Yankees and watching The Today show in the early morning. I miss what picture of a Yankee we would put on Smitty’s screen saver, but most of all I miss you, you were and always will be a very special colleague, friend and like a brother to me. I will keep you in my heart and prayers forever, until we meet again.
    Felicia, I just want you to know I am here for you, I miss talking to you. I know how hard this must be for you. Please know I think and pray for you often. Your are in my heart and prayers, as well as Joe’s family and friends.


    Karen Costagliola, Co worker and Friend
  • I was lucky enough to work with Joe for a few years. He always had such a great outlook on the world. The time we spent together in work and outside of our job was always a great time. Joe you were loved and you will be deeply missed.

    Jimmy McNeice, co-worker
  • I’ve known Joe for almost fourteen years, since high school, and never would I have believed that he would one day be my brother-in-law, but I consider myself blessed that he was.
    I love Joe for many reasons. His integrity, his generosity, his humor, and his genuine love for life made him one of the finest men I know. But even beyond his incredible character, I love Joe because he loved my sister completely, thoroughly, and constantly. I love Joe because he brought so much happiness into her life, you could drown in it if you stood a mile away. I love Joe because he saw the beauty, sweetness and talent my sister possessed and he cherished her every second of every day with every breath he took without fail.
    I love Joe because he loved and respected my parents and the closeness of our family. I love Joe because he loved me like a true sister. I love Joe because from the day Felicia brought him home, he fit with our family and through his endless love for Felicia, he brought happiness to us all.
    Joe, you are in our hearts, where you have always been, and will always be. I promise you, I will keep Felicia safe and happy as you would have wanted. Though the time you spent with us was too short, your love is immeasurable and infinite.
    peace and love- Susan

    Susan Turner, Sister-in-law
  • I had the great pleasure of working with Joe at Fidelity Investments/NFSC back in 1995-1997. I remember how Joe always had my reports on my desk the minute I walked in and how he use to brief on how many “stock record breaks” we had. If any of us needed help, he didn’t even wait for us to ask, he would just offer his help. He was the quiet one in the department, but I always found the way to make him laugh out loud. “Corbett” like we used to call him, was always there for everyone. Joe, I feel great to have known someone so bright, kind, friendly and wonderful like you. May the Angels be with you. From the bottom of my heart, Carol H

    Carolyn Henriquez, Ex Co-Worker
  • Joe,
    I miss your happy voice everyday. You always made me laugh, whenever I called the office you were laughing at my husband. You were a part of a special group of people. You share the same birthday as my youngest daughter and we will never forget that. I think of you every day. I have comfort knowing Louie is with you and I have comfort knowing your family is a part of mine now. Your wife became a friend of mine now, and I talk to her when I need to talk to you.
    That special group of people you are now with are my angels, and my children pray for you every night. It was a pleasure having you in my life and I know you are looking down on us.
    Thank you, my friend, for being my friend.
    Forever in my thoughts,
    Lori Caporicci, friend and co-worker’s wife

    Lori Caporicci, friend
  • I was fortunate to attend high school with Joe and to be one of his roommates at Providence. I learned a lot from Joe in our short time together. He was an inspiration, both in word and deed.

    Joe, I’ll always remember our days at Providence, your morning comment of “damn, I’m handsome” as you looked in the mirror each morning. Some people thought you were cocky, those of us who knew you thought the comment was right on. You always knew who you were, where you came from and where you were going. You never wavered or faltered, whether it was in your relationships, work or yardwork, defeating the ivy in the backyard that no man could conquer. You conquered with authority, you demanded it’s respect. This was your essence.

    You are missed greatly, but I know you have work to do up there. Thanks for showing me and others the way in your short time here.

    We’ll miss you and will take care of Felicia.


    Kevin Regan, Friend
  • I worked with Joe for the last three years and sat across from him for the last year. We commuted together at times on the LIRR. Looking at the picture, Joe certainly looks like he comes out of “GQ”. He was extremely professional at his job. He worked hard to become successful and he was certainly good at his job. He was just beginning his professional life and had so much to look forward to.
    He seemed to live for his family. I was fortunate to attend his wedding and it was obvious that he was so in love with Felicia. He was so proud of their new home and he talked about doing things around the house all the time. He made us all aware of Felicia’s accomplishments at school and he was very proud of his entire family. He enjoyed his weekends away with Felicia and summers on Long Island. He was always telling me of new restaurants to try.
    I wish Felicia and Joe’s family peace and comfort. I know Joe was a great husband, son, son-in-law, brother and brother-in-law. He thought the world of all of you. We all share your grief and your loss. I think of him all the time. Keep him in our hearts and may he rest in peace.

    John Gaudioso, co-worker
  • I had the pleasure of attending Providence College with Joe and the honor of being able to call him a roommate and friend. At a time when most kids were just trying to fit in and be accepted, Joe was a leader. The honesty, loyalty and respect he showed his family and friends provided us with a peer and friend we could all learn from.

    Joe, I want to thank you for all of the great memories and lessons you provided me, just by being a friend. Not a day goes by where I don’t catch myself sitting back, smiling and remembering the great times we had. Whether it’s Newport, the Yankees, Knicks, Jets, Providence College, Big Head Todd or just cleaning the house…I’m thankful that I have all of these things that bring you to mind.

    I miss you, my friend.


    Paul Charest, friend
  • On the day our daughter Felicia brought Joe home for us to meet is the day we knew we had met our future son-in-law. The way they looked at each other, full of expectation, happiness and the budding of first love made an indelible imprint on our minds. From the beginning of their courtship until the day we lost him, Joe never ceased to amaze us with his intelligence, good humor, unselfishness and his complete and total love for our daughter. He had an innate capacity to make you feel as he did, which was always positive and upbeat and you couldn’t be in a bad mood when when you were with him. Our relationship with Joe became much more than all of us expected. He became more a son than an in-law and we loved and cared for him as he did us. Joe also found joy in simple pleasures, whether it was sitting around the kitchen table, going to buy a lawnmower or canoeing around the lake with Felicia. Joe, we will love and remember you everyday for the rest of our lives and want you to know that for the brief time our family was 5, it was simply perfect because of you.
    Mom and Dad Turner

    Pat and Bob Turner, Joe's in-laws
  • Joe,
    I was thinking the other day about the time we went to the wineries in LI. You, Felicia, Fummie, Lisa, Chris and Me. We had some good times that day, what I remember best was when Frank was getting us into trouble. We were from three different worlds that day. Frank was from the better part of the tracks, but Lisa and him were able to slow down enough to fit on the front of Joe and Felicia’s train, and Chris and I hitched our caboose up to the back of Joe’s train. The 3 worlds combined that day with nothing in common but Cantor. We went to some cool places and ended up at the last winery, where Frank was having a little too much fun. Joe and I were egging him on to buy something and even Felicia got in on the act. That day I thought the six of us would have many days like that to follow, but as it turns out, we won’t be a group again for a while.
    Joe was loved by all and will be missed twice as much.
    Felicia, feel free to call anytime day or night if you need anything. Our home number is 718-444-4074, Work 201-556-3367, email [email protected].

    Felicia, you are in our prayers forever.

    Joe– keep them all in line up there, tell deereeanz zimm says hi. And tell Louie the Rangers suck.

    Can somebody teach Dimino how to throw a ball up there?

    Jimmy McNeice, Friend /Co-worker
  • It is hard for us to write or say anything about Joe without being emotional. Joe became our nephew-in-law when he married Felicia. His easy going way, warm smile and firm handshake was one of his trademarks. We always enjoyed conversing with Joe whether it was sports, politics or family.

    Joe, you will be missed and your memory is etched in our hearts forever. We loved you and Felicia we will always be there for you.

    Aunt Judy and Uncle Bill

    Judy and Bill Diana, Aunt and Uncle
  • Joey is what I called my cousin, he did not like it, but he allowed it because I am family. I adored my cousin. I am the youngest cousin, Joe was 7 years older than me. I always loved going to N.Y. because that meant I would get to spend quality time with my favorite cousin. Joey always made time for me, no matter how old or busy he was, I always felt that he went out of his way to spend time with me(his little cousin from California). I never imagined that the last time I would see my cousin would be on the happiest day of his life… his wedding. Before he left his reception, he pulled me aside and told me that he was there for me always and that he loved me very much. I hugged him and told him how happy I was for him and that I loved him too. I think about him everyday. I think about how true his words were.. he is always there… watching over me from heaven. Joey I love you and miss you. I feel blessed to have known you for my entire life. Thank you for all the memories, I cherish them. I cheers you often with a Guiness.
    I love you, Kristen

    Kristen Peeler, Cousin
  • Joe, you have meant so many things to me. Since I am nine years older than you, you were truly my baby, and you were so beautiful. I loved to help Mom take care of you. Little did I know that when you became a man that the tables would be turned. Everytime we talked, with every smile you gave me, with every hug and kiss, even when you simply stood next to me, I knew that you were now taking care of me. I will always miss your mid-afternoon phone calls at work. But I will smile with the knowledge that I had the best brother God has ever given to a sister. Your love and your light will always shine on all those that you touched so deeply. Keep on taking care of us, Joe. No one did it better than you.
    Love, Sharon

    Sharon Corbett Thomas, Oldest Sister
  • Joe, You are a very special person. You were always interested in how I was and always gave me the utmost respect. I didn’t have to know you for very long before I respected you in the same way. Thank you for being such a good brother and friend. I will miss you and your memory will always live in my heart. Love, Rich

    Richard Thomas, Brother-in-Law
  • We will miss Joe tremendously. I feel sadness, loss, anger. I will remember Joe as a happy, fun, warm person. He loved my cousin Felicia with all his heart. Actually, he adored her. And she, him. Joe instantly became family, and we always enjoyed his company, Chris especially. His smile was contagious. He made us laugh – at him, at ourselves, at life. He was sincere, and kind, and was a wonderful husband. I know he is watching over Felicia. She has already made him proud. I wish Felicia, Aunt Pat, Uncle Bob, and Susan comfort and healing. We love you and are here for you. Janine, Chris and Noelle.

    Janine Mesbah, Cousin
  • A mother and her son share a special bond like no other. This blessed man, and our special gift, was born in the early morning hours of Noveber 15, 1972, our fourth child and only son. There was great rejoicing in our home. Joe was an exceptional boy, quiet and loving. One of his proudest moments was his graduation day from Providence College. Dad misses his morning talks with Joe at Cantor about sports, his new home, and his love, Felicia. We especially remember his complete happiness on his wedding day, July 1, 2000. His very special qualities of love, kindness, goodness, grace, humor, integrity, tenderness and pride in who he was were always there for all to see and enjoy. Our son was a handsome man with always a smile to light up your day.

    We are so proud of Joe and all he accomplished in his lifetime. We are honored to be his parents.
    Joe, you were the best of the best – son, brother, husband, uncle and friend; and the Lord said to him, “well done thy faithful servant”. Every day I can hear his voice in my head and picture that friendly smile. Family is people we cherish, times we share, joys we celebrate, memories we treasure, thanks Joe.

    The joy and love we shared with Joe was only for a short 28 years, but they were the absolute best years of our lives. Without you, son, our joy is diminished, until we meet and hug again in our heavenly home. Rest in peace, our golden boy.
    Love, Mom and Dad

    Jean & Joseph Corbett, Mom and Dad
  • I really enjoyed reading everybody’s messages. Clearly, Joe has a tremendous impact on everybody that has the pleasure of knowing him.

    Joe is the first friend I have ever lost, and each day I wish that he was not a victim of this tragedy.

    To Joe’s family – if you read this message, please know that me and my family pray for you!

    Jonathan Boynton, Friend
  • You will always be Joey to me, my nephew. I felt so good when you told your beautiful Felica that I was the only one who could still call you Joey. Your dad said the same thing years earlier. I still call him Joey. Keep praying for us left behind and I’ll call you Joey when I see you in Paradise.
    Aunt Rita

    Rita Litts, Aunt
  • I worked with Joe at BONY in 1996. We only knew each other briefly, but I felt like I knew him a long time. What a great guy! He helped me write my resume to get out of BONY and in to my current job at Salomon. You’ll be missed, Joe.

    God Bless you and your family, and God Bless the United States of America.

    Pete Beck

    Peter Beck, Ex-Co Worker
  • Oh Joe, it has taken me so long to come to this page. It is so hard for me to read all that is written about you not because it isn’t all true and fitting but because I miss you more than I can express to anyone… my heartache for you knows no limits. You and I were so close, such good friends and it is so hard for me every day not being able to call you… I love you very much and always will. You and I had so many laughs and so much shared. My greatest sadness for both you and I is all that will never be realized and that we cannot grow old together. I talk to you alot when I am alone and I know that you are there listening. I tell Ethan all about you. He will always know you and learn from you.

    Well, Joe, you are the greatest brother and friend and there is nothing else to say… life’s events took you and so many others from us and it is not fair. I know that you are at peace because God would not allow anything else for you. I look for you in all that I do and see and thankfully, I find you often. You gave me strength in life and now in death and I thank you for that. I can’t wait to see you again.

    You are my sweet baby brother and I will always, always miss you and love you.


    Jeanmarie Rall, sister
  • Joe- I miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. The forth of July is coming up and I find myself thinking about your wedding and the best 4th of July I have ever had. It was the hottest July in N.Y. history. I had the time of my life hanging out with you, Felicia, Jeanmarie and Bill. Before 9-11 that was a precious moment and now it is a priceless memory that I cherish and think of often. My only wish is that we had more time…I love you so very much. Happy July, I know that was your month.
    Until we meet again,
    Your little cousin from Cali

    Kristen Peeler, Cousin
  • Hi Joe: Today is 11 months and what can I say, I wish you and everyone else were all back. I miss you dearly as is was yesterday this horrible tradgey took place. Having breakfast in the morning is not the same and it will never be, until I am back with you guys one day. Continue to watch over Felicia and your family and friends give them the strength to go on as I am sure you would want them to. You are missed so much there are no words. And help me cheer on our Yankees we need another World Series.
    Miss you and love you.

    Karen Costagliola, co-worker forever friend
  • Joe: One year later and it just does not seem fair, I miss you guys more with each passing day.I just want you to know I am thinking of you and hope you are at peace, you are forever in my heart each and everyday. Miss you and love you.
    Love Always,

    Karen Costagliola, Forever Friends/Coworker
  • Hi Joe: It was your birthday a few days ago and I meant to write this sooner but I did not, well I just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday in heaven and I hope you are at peace. Not a day goes by that I do not mention all of you, you are all with me each and every day of my life, I miss you guys and always will until we meet again. Some days I feel lost without all of you but there is always some sort of reminder around me that you are all with me. Say hi to everyone for me, hugs and kisses to all. Miss you all and love you guys.

    Karen Costagliola, Co Worker Forever Friend
  • Joe- I miss you so much… I know you are looking down on me, proud of the fact that i am getting my masters. I am going to NY soon and it will be the first time since your memorial. It just seems weird to me that I won’t be able to see you and spend time with you.I just wanted to say happy 30th birthday,happy thanksgiving. I give thanks everyday in my prayers that you were in my life… it’s just not the same without you. I love and miss you very much.
    Until later, keep watching over and protecting me.
    I love you, Kristen:)

    Kristen, cousin
  • Hi Joe: Wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas, and I am sure you know how much I miss you, but I just wanted to thank you for saving my life the other day during my horrible car accident, i almost felt all of you stood in front of my truck and finally stopped it. I thank you and love and miss you all. Rest in peace.
    Love Always,

    Karen Costagliola, co-Worker/forever friend
  • Hello Love, today is News Years Day, the beginning of the year 2003. I keep thinking, where has the time gone? It feels like forever without you. I am moving foward like you would have wanted but each step is so difficult, constantly hurting. I miss you terribly; I miss the love we shared, your smile and laugh, the confidence you had when we walked into a room, and your loving, caring blue eyes I got to look in each and every day! I love you with all my heart.
    Hugs and Smooches, Felicia

    Felicia Corbett, Wife
  • Joe was named for his dad and my dad, Joseph Albert, two very important people in his life. I know he had a few nicknames, I mostlty called him Joseph as that is hoe my sister referred to him when he was young. I remember the day he was born. I was living in RI, at the time, my brother-in-law called exhuberantly announcing “it’s a boy, it’s a boy!” as if trying to believe it himself. We all shared the joy of their familiy and was always amazed at how Joe grew up so kind, caring, and unaffected despite his many talents.
    My family was always long distance so we cherished our trips to NY. My sister and I talked often about our children’s endeavors, so I felt very close to my neices and nephew. Joe called me during difficult times and showed great insight for a young man. When he knew of my plans to remarry he said, “You know when you have met the right one.” I knew then what an impact Felicia has made on his life. We were at their wedding and could see such a celebration of love. We were fortunate to visit with them the next summer in their new home. He had accomplished so much in such a short time. I know he would want us to continue to share his love and concern for others as he did with all of us. I will always miss you. It was a blessing and a privilege to know you.
    Love, Aunt Kathy

    Kathy Hockett, Aunt
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! I miss you so much. It is not fair that you are gone. I know there was a reason… it just hurts.Jeanmarie told me you really liked DMB. I did not know that, Dave is my favorite!! In my school notebook I find that I doodle your name or initials on every page. I wake up and look at your picture everyday… Thank you for bringing me a reason to laugh and smile, even on days when I think I can’t. Thank you for the gift. I love you!

    Kristen, cousin
  • Tomorrow Joe, is the day our lives changed forever. Nothing will ever be the same again and it’s because you are not with us anymore.We go on because we have to,but we want you to know that you are in our hearts forever. Felicia is getting it together and we know you would want her to .The steps are small , but you’d be very proud of her.There is a saying, “What cannot be diminished by earth or wind or fire. It is the trace we leave on memory.”We will never forget.

    Pat Turner, mother-in-law
  • Joe- You are missed and loved so very much not only today(91103) but everyday.Our lives will never be the same. We will never ever forget.

    Kristen, cousin
  • My Love, It has now been two years since I have held you in my arms to love. I miss you and love you with each passing day. I am finding peace and happiness again and leading my life the best that I know how, day by day. You are always forever in my heart.
    Hugs and Smooches, Felicia

    Felicia A. Corbett, wife
  • Uncle Joe. It has been 3 years since now and I still can’t believe you’re gone. I’m 19 now and just started my 2nd year of college. I know you would have been proud. I miss you very much. I think about you often and keep your picture next to my bed. I wish we had more time to become closer. I always think about the summer we spent together going to the beach and playing mini golf. You would always beat Aunt Felicia and I. I haven’t been back to New York since what happened. I am planning on going this upcoming summer. It will be hard, but I am going to visit your grave. I miss you and love you.

    Bobby Muscarello, Nephew
  • Thinking of you today and always. It is hard to believe that three years has passed. Miss you and love you, Kristen

    Kristen Peeler, cousin
  • Joe,
    Hard to believe that four years has passed, four years without my love by my side, to share life with. I miss you terribly…how we laughed together, the way we held one another, looked at one another. Our bond was so strong, no worries. In my eyes, life was perfect with you in it.
    Strength has carried me thus far, with family and friends to guide me through when I thought I was falling behind.
    I miss you and love you still…perfect
    Hugs and Smooches, Felicia

    Felicia Corbett, wife
  • It is now four years, Joe, since you were taken from us. We miss you more than ever. You are in our thoughts every day, missing you especially at our family gatherings. I know how much you loved your family. You brought so much joy to our lives, I am not sure you even knew how much. You are our shining star in the heavens – help me to get through the rest of life until we meet again and I can hold you close. My deepest sorrow was not being able to talk to you once more on that horrific morning. When I see you again my heart will be whole again.
    Love you always and forever.

    Mom and Dad

    Jean and Joe Corbett, Parents
  • Joe, I met Mike Prisco recently, and he told me you are the nephew of his wife. I was so happy to meet him, and it reminded me of how special you were. I always thought you were one of the special people and that Providence College should forever be proud of its graduates if it produced others like you. General Patton once said that “it is foolish and wrong to mourn those men who have died, but rather we should thank God that such men have lived”. I am thankful that a man like you has lived. Go Friars! Joe Albano

    Joe Albano, Co-Worker
  • Not a day goes by that I do not miss you, miss our love and our laughter. You were an amazing man who brought joy to everyone who knew you. You are dearly missed.

    Until we meet again my love,

    Felicia Corbett, Wife
  • Happy Birthday Uncle Joe. You will never be forgotten. You’re in my prayers. I miss you. Keep watching over us and guide us all to do what’s right. You were the best.

    Bobby Muscarello, Nephew

  • I knew Joe from Providence. Joe was full of life – he a great smile, a big laugh, and an even bigger heart. He cared for his friends like they were his family.

    Whether we were on the courts for an intramural hoops championship game, or just playing nerf hoop or darts in the dorm room – Joe had a competitive spirit and zest for life that was second to none.

    I miss those days of care free living at PC – and I miss Joe. It was an honor to call him a friend.

    My best to his wife, family, and friends. You lost a good one.

    God Bless

    Tim King, Friend
  • I persanally never had the pleasure of meeting Joe but was honored in meeting his Mother and Father while they were on Vacation in Scottsdale AZ. I am employee with Diamond resorts inc… ( the company his parents used in their vacation) and we send our love and support to the entire family. May you find peace in his memories.

    Diamondresorts Inc, ?
  • Rest In Peace Joe. We carry you with us always, as we have always carried your grandmother Rita, and all family. Your cousin, John Kelly.

    John Kelly, Cousin

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