Kathy Corby

March 24, 1953 - March 22, 2018 Kennett Square, PA | Age 64 Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend.

Kathleen Marie Corby (nee DiFilippo), age 64, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on March 22 at Chester County Hospital following a year-long battle with cancer.

Born on March 24, 1953 in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of Michael J. and Grace Neidlein DiFilippo.

She was the loving wife of Nicholas D. Corby, Jr, with whom she shared 36 years of marriage
She is survived by a son, Nicholas D. Corby, III, and his wife Patricia Corby (nee Furlong), and grandchildren Cole and Claire Corby of Downingtown. In addition, she is survived by a brother, Albert M. DiFilippo and his wife Ruth of Rehoboth, DE, sisters Michele DiFilippo of Kennett Square, JoAnne Tighe of Avondale, and was predeceased by her brother Thomas DiFilippo. She was a loving aunt to Stephanie Murray, Kristen DiFilippo, Matthew DiFilippo, Jamie Allen, Jessica DiFilippo, Ashley Sweeney, Joseph Tighe, David Frampton, Elizabeth Ann “Nan” Frampton, Joyce Walters, Christopher Frampton, Ginger Madonna, Daniel Frampton, Justin Corby, Bennett Corby and Mary Catherine Corby. She was also the great aunt to eight.

Kathy called Kennett Square home for her entire life. She graduated from Kennett High School in 1973 and went on to work at several local businesses. She was a Personal Care Assistant at Friends Home in Kennett Square for the past 10 years. Her main joy in life was spending time with and taking care of her family and her residents at Friends Home. She also enjoyed rides in the country with her husband, fashion, shopping for stylish clothes, shoes and bags, and her vacations to Ocean City, MD, with special friends.

You may visit with her family and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 on Tuesday evening, March 27, 2018 and again from 9:30 to 11:00 on Wednesday morning, March 28, 2018 at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street in Kennett Square, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Kathy’s memory to Friends Home, 147 W. State St., Kennett Square, PA 19348.

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.griecocares.com

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Friends Home

147 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348.



March 27, 2018 6:00-8:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


March 28, 2018 9:30-11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Service

March 28, 2018 11:00 Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


March 28, 2018 St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett Square, PA


  1. Al, Ruthie, and family, Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of Al’s sister. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bill and Brenda

    Brenda Snider | March 31, 2018 at 9:13 PM
  2. Nick and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I am sorry I wasn’t able to make the services but was thinking about you at this sad time. My condolences and prayers to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
    Margaret Pennington

    Margaret Pennington | March 30, 2018 at 8:10 AM
  3. Dear DiFilippo Family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Kathy.

    Kathy Ruoss Borrell | March 29, 2018 at 11:42 PM
  4. Nick, Chuck and I are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you and your family.💕

    Glenda Reynolds | March 28, 2018 at 7:51 PM
  5. Nick:

    Sorry for your lost, Always remember to good times you had together.

    Mike and Cindy Urbanik | March 28, 2018 at 1:33 PM
  6. Nick, We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending you and your family our deepest sympathy. She will be truly missed. She is pain-free now.

    Dennis & Holly Farrell | March 28, 2018 at 11:46 AM
  7. JoAnne and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Love, Terry and Brennan.

    Terry OConnell | March 27, 2018 at 9:20 PM
  8. Nick my condolences and prayers to you and your family. Working with Kathy you were guaranteed many laughs and never a dull moment!! Her unique flare will be missed!!

    Dianne Goodwin | March 27, 2018 at 4:38 PM
  9. Nick, Nickie, Trish, Cole & Claire,
    Kathy was a special person. She deeply loved all of you, her extended family and friends. We had many good times together with Grace. She fought hard and is suffering no more. May God comfort all of you in the days & weeks ahead.
    We love you.

    Pam & Gus Brittimgam

    Pam & Gus Brittingham | March 27, 2018 at 4:17 PM
  10. Al, Ruthie, and family
    I never had the pleasure of meeting Kathy however according to Kristins post she was a wonderful woman and a courageous worrier. she will be missed but forever close in your hearts by you and your family and all those that knew her.
    God bless, Love Noreen and Jon

    Noreen Sabin | March 27, 2018 at 4:14 PM
  11. Dear Nick and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you and your family the strength you need at this time. She is in the Lord’s arms now with her family members that have gone before,peaceful and without pain.
    KATHY fought the good fight and now her reward is in heaven.
    She will live on forever through the wonderful memories you all have of her. Blessing.
    Bob and Isabel swanson

    Robert and Isabel swanson | March 27, 2018 at 3:07 PM
  12. Dear Nick and Family:

    I just wanted to convey my sympathy for your loss of Kathy. Kathy was someone with a very special sense of humor who will be missed by everyone who knew her. Kathy lived with her family around the corner actually from my family. I had not seen her for sometime. Suddenly, I was hospitalized at Jenner’s Pond and when Kathy was visiting her Mom I ran into her again. She made the two months of my rehab not only tolerable but fun! I looked forward to seeing her everyday!
    Kathy was an all-around wonderful person! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family!

    Nita Ricchiuti D’Agostino | March 26, 2018 at 8:05 PM
  13. Poem by David Harkins
    You can shed tears that she is gone
    or you can smile because she has lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
    or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
    or you can be full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
    or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember her and only that she’s gone
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
    You can remember her and only that she’s gone
    or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind,
    be empty and turn your back
    or you can do what she’d want:
    smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

    Nan Pearl | March 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM
  14. Al, Ruthie and family: So sorry for your loss.

    Joan Hoffman

    Joan Hoffman | March 26, 2018 at 2:41 PM
  15. Dear Nick and family, we are so sorry to hear about our dear Kathy leaving us. We will always remember her Love of life and her sense of humor, we loved Kathy very much and will miss her, she was a wonderful person, we pray that you and your family will find comfort at this time and remember all the good times that we all had together, we always had a good time when we were with Kathy. God Bless you all, we will be praying for your whole family, take care, we Love you all,like you are part of our family. God Bless you all! Doris and Vernon Gouge

    Doris | March 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM
  16. Nick and family I am very sorry for your loss. Kathy was a great woman who was so much fun to work with at Friends Home. I love her snarky sense of humor and her many different colors of her Dansko shoes. She was a wonderful friend and mentor who is surely missed. Cheryl A. Fisher

    Cheryl A. Fisher | March 26, 2018 at 11:44 AM
  17. Nick and family I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Kathy at Lau electronics and saw her when visiting my father at the home. She was a great person and a friend.
    Julie Madonna Standifer

    Julie, Joe, Linda Testa | March 26, 2018 at 10:01 AM
  18. Nick, I am so sorry for you loss. I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all in this time of sorrow.

    Theresa Roberts | March 26, 2018 at 9:23 AM
  19. We’ll love you forever Kathy! Your courageous journey this past year has been a testament to your strong faith and fortitude! Our love to Nick, Nickie, Tricia, Cole, Claire and the whole family! We are always stronger together!!! Love, your brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Ruthie

    Ruth DiFilippo | March 26, 2018 at 8:54 AM
  20. I am so sorry for your loss Kathy was a very nice person and I will be praying for you and your family

    Jason Mack | March 26, 2018 at 8:29 AM
  21. I love and miss you Kathy, you were an awesome Aunt and godmother to me. Thank you for all the fond memories and laughs over the years. You were a warrior until the very end . Xo Kristen

    Kristen DiFilippo | March 26, 2018 at 3:22 AM
  22. Nick you have my deepest sympathy. Kathy was a good friend and a great person to work with. She will be missed by many.
    Sarann White

    Sarann White | March 25, 2018 at 9:31 PM
  23. Nicky, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing she’s no longer in pain but, us being selfish, we don’t always see it that way. May God comfort you honey and find your memories a great comfort. With love, Linda Shupe Hughes

    Linda Hughes | March 25, 2018 at 3:54 PM
  24. Think of Uncle Nick and the rest of our family. Rest in peace Kathy. Love, Joyce

    Joyce Walters | March 25, 2018 at 2:49 PM
  25. Kathy and Nick were two of our most faithful customers at the Barnwood for many years! So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you .

    Joni Borrelli | March 25, 2018 at 1:50 PM

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