February 1, 2016- As we embark on a new year, we reflect on an important part of the Hobbs Brook team that we lost in 2015, the beloved Annemarie Corazzini. Anne worked as an Administrative Coordinator for Hobbs Brook Management for over 20 years. She was the life of our office, always at the center of HBM happenings and all of our tenants knew and loved her. Anne answered our Tenant Line, always eager to help out the tenants in any way she could.
Anne had an amazing love for her family. Photos of her family were hung up all over her desk, computer, and walls surrounding her desk. We all loved hearing about her nieces and nephews.
Some of Annie’s closest friends and co-workers share their most precious memories:
“Annie was one of my dearest and closest friends, and I was very fortunate to have known her. Annie had a huge heart and she dearly loved her family and friends. She was also the funniest woman I have ever known! She had a talent for making everyone laugh with her quick wit and funny sayings, and her colorful sense of humor and contagious laughter are missed every single day. Her loss leaves a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Annie will never be forgotten.” – Franca DiCenso, longtime close friend.
“The updates, the pictures of her nieces and nephews, and the never ending stories. Always sharing her love of cooking; I surely will miss her “Easter Pies” she made, and the look on her face as she watched you sample anything she baked. Very close in age to Anne, we were able to exchange memories and stories of our childhood and how life has become so complicated. The simple things are overlooked. The sound of her bracelets clanging as she typed, and that distinctive voice and laugh. Anne, I miss you.” – Laura McCann, friend and co-worker whose desk was next to Anne’s.
“Anne was a big Soprano’s fan and we always discussed each episode, there was at least 7 seasons and so much to cover. There was one show we both laughed about all the time, Anne’s favorite episode, when Tony Soprano’s sister killed Richie Aprile. “Whattya gonna cry now?” and “Got to go see the eye doctor” were some of our favorite lines. Anne would finish a sentence off sometimes with an “Alrighty” or Alright very accentuated. Annie had an infectious smile every morning no matter what she greeted me sometimes she would say “Doll face”, and if I didn’t smile she would say “What?”. — Mike Lalli, Anne’s longtime friend and co-worker of over 20 years.
“Annie was not only a co-worker, but was a good friend for over the past 18 years. We shared so many great times together, which I will forever cherish. She had such a wonderful personality, was extremely funny and had a way with words. She was full of expressions, such as…. “Snap out of it Sistaah”, which she would say to me on many occasions, along with “Build a bridge an get over it already”. I find myself using many of her expressions frequently, and think of her fondly. Anne shared in many stages of my life events, as I was single when I started my career at Hobbs Brook Management. We attended many events together, she helped me design my engagement ring, assisted me when I was planning the wedding, and even went with me when for my final fitting of my wedding dress. She gave me pointers on raising my children, and always provided me with great advice on many lifetime experiences. Anne loved her family more than anything as they meant the world to her! She loved baking for many family functions and work events. Her chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies and banana bread were my favorite! For many years Anne was the voice of Hobbs Brook Management. She was that dynamic person on the other end of the phone that our tenants would speak with when they had any concerns or on tenant related matters. Anne always had a warm friendly voice and really took the time and got to know most of our tenants. Hobbs Brook Management truly suffered a great loss! We love and miss Anne so very much!” —Trish Holland, Anne’s close friend and co-worker of 18 years.
Annie will always have a special place in the Hobbs Brook office and in the hearts of all those who were fortunate enough to have known her. We miss you!