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Regina Anne Cosenza

Passed October 03, 2020

Obituary for Regina Anne Cosenza

Services

7
Oct

Visitation

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Brueggemann Funeral Home
522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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7
Oct

Visitation

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Brueggemann Funeral Home
522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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8
Oct

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church
20 Cheshire Place
East Northport, NY 11731
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8
Oct

Cremation

12:00 PM
Private
522 Larkfield Road
East Northport, NY 11731
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Words cannot express my feelings about my co-worker and friend Regina. We worked together at St. Anthonys for over 5 years. While we didn't agree all the time our concerns were always for the parish. I miss her smile help and friendship. She will be in my prayers. Thank you Regina for being you. - Don Ferrer
- Don Ferrer
We at St. Anthony's Parish will miss the generous & unselfish giving of your time & talent to our Lector Ministry and our church ... thank you! May God bless your family and loved ones and give them strength during this difficult time. I'm sure you'll be watching over them from above and may you rest in the peace of Christ. Amen.
- Bob Slingo
Dearest Regina, My memories of you go back to Elmont where you practically lived in my house. You were always part of our family. We shared so many holidays and special occasions always with joy and laughter. You were always a bright and shining star. Loving all your stories and adventures. I even managed to forgive you when you set me up with an acquaintance of yours who apparently had a major addiction to bananas! We never stopped laughing nor could we look at a banana in the same way again! God just got a very special angel. You will keep him laughing and I'm sure you will get into some " good trouble" while you wait for us to see you again. You certainly left this world a much better place! Always in our hearts Carolynn Hansen
- Carolynn Hansen
I can not seem to wrap my head around the fact that you are gone from our lives so soon. I would have never made it through my years at New York Life if it had not been for the friendship we formed and all of the private jokes that made the days so much better. In my life I was never one to have tons of friends because I needed something special in you to call you my friend. Our shared outlook on life and our shared devotion to our faith and our ability to make the grayest day brighter with our crazy shenanigans these are the reasons you are my dear friend. I will never forget how you selflessly offered to bring communion to my Mom every week when she was in rehab recovering from her stroke. That meant the world to both my parents and I during that very difficult time when she needed to find the strength to carry on and you brought our Lord to her. How about all those long lunches we got away with and all the breakfasts we had fun eating at our desks in our "no food at your desk office". Thank God we only met later in life because we would have been trouble if we had been together in our hey day. You have made my life brighter and better because we shared some pretty good and bad times and we got through them together. What a gift you are to your family and what a special place you will always have in Emma's heart because you were her grandma that shared so many countless joyful happy moments in her youth. What wonderful memories you created for her that will keep you always close in her heart. My heartfelt sympathy to the love of Regina's life and the 3 treasures she called her children, there are no words to ease your pain grief and loss. But know that you were loved and you made her life rich beyond description. It was a great life and she loved all of you to the moon and back.
- MaryAnn Breunig
I remember being Girl Scout leaders together and having a lot of good times with our daughters especially on our many field trips.
- Donna Levine
Vic, After reading your words your love for your wife truly brought tears to my eyes. You were so fortunate to have experienced this love of each other and that love will stay with you. My heart is saddened at the loss that you and your family are faced with and send my sincere condolences to you all. Take comfort that she now resides in heaven and will watch over her family still! Barbara Riley Newman
- Barbara Newman
My Dearest TinLiz I first set eyes on you on a cold March morning in 1972 boarding a bus to Virginia for a basketball game. You were with Buz and I was with John and Frank. You sat across from me. You were loud and vivacious with the most infectious laugh I had ever heard. Somehow I knew by the time we arrived in Virginia that I would marry you one day. Although we were at opposite ends of campus, you in speech pathology and me in pharmacy, Our lives were intertwined over the next three years during basketball season. In 1975 Frank and Lynn wanted to take myself and a date out to dinner for my 21st birthday. I knew there was only one girl I wanted to go with and I finally got up the courage to ask you out. You immediately said yes and we had our first date in January 11, 1975. You came to my house the next day to join with friends and family for my birthday. Now Buz had a strange look on her face when you accepted my invitation and I did not know for many years that is was because you had plans for that weekend and you cancelled them for me. Two years later you made me that happiest man on earth when you said you would marry me. On the morning of our wedding, my mother asked to feel my hands. She said to me that she knew that I was secure in my choice because my hands were warm, which they would not have been if I was not sure about what I was about to embark on. Thru the past 42 years I have never once questioned the decision we made to marry. We were always there for each other. Our three children are our gifts from God for our commitment to each other. Now God has decided to take you from me far too soon, but His will be done, not ours. You will always and forever be my love and rest assured that I will always be there to love and support Lara, Maria, Anthony, Emma and Scott. I know that you will be looking down on us from Heaven guiding and protecting us. I will miss you every day for the rest of my life and I know we will meet again in Heaven one day. Rest in Peace my darling. Your beloved Tinman
- Vic Cosenza
I could write a book if I could about a person who is on the Mt. Rushmore of best buds in everyone's life. Regina meant so much to so many people. It seems so long ago when I met my wife Alana's BFF before there were BFF's. It was "This is my best friend Buz, Buz this is Emile," two people who shared so much, they were the St. John's soulmates who took bus rides in snowstorms to Ohio to watch a basketball game. I realize it was not the game that was important; it was the joy of sharing and the craziness of each others company they enjoyed. This carried on for decades as they shared stories, laughs, and life's experiences through both good times and tough moments. I so admire how proud she was of her three children and elevated those feelings ten times over with the arrival of her granddaughter Emma. I would play golf in Long Island and before each round I stopped by for breakfast and we would have great talks and a lot of laughs, most recently in June and July. Countless times she made special meatballs for me on any of her or our kids birthday parties. And she always brought a huge coffee urn to make 40 cups of coffee. I spoke to her two weeks ago and told her she was like me in that we were strong and determined people and we never give up and that in the game of life she was my hero. One of her favorite things was the movie The Bridges of Madison County. When I went to Iowa; I went there, bought her the original Iowa version of the book and took pix of all the bridges for her. She later explained to me the importance of her passion for that book. I will miss her, Alana's world took a big hit, my three kids who certainly adored Aunt Buz to the moon will miss her. Great person, everyone's rock star and shining light.... good bye our special person.
- Emile Emmet

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