Obituary: Mario Corsaro, Owner of Varese Shoes

Mario Corsaro of Stoneham and owner of Varese Shoes of the North End, passed away peacefully on August 3, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Corsaro’s shop, Varese Shoes, once located at 285 Hanover Street (now Cassarecce Ristorante), was a staple of the North End for over 40 years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Brigitte (Haenggi) Corsaro, his treasured children, Sara, Dario and Sandro, Sandro’s wife Ellen and their daughter Mia. Born in San Gregorio di Catania, Italy, he was the son of the late Salvatore and Rosaria (Caudullo) Corsaro and dear brother of the late Santuzza Caltanissetta.

Family and friends gathered to share memories on Tuesday, August 6th in Stoneham. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Mario’s Life was held on Wednesday, August 7th at St. Patrick Church in Stoneham. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations in the name of Mario Corsaro to The Lahey Hospital and direct all funds to 5 West Cardiology Unit. For directions or to send a memorial condolence, visit

6 Replies to “Obituary: Mario Corsaro, Owner of Varese Shoes

  1. Mario was so kind. We all bought our cute baby shoes from his store. We kept my son’s shoes for years and they were passed down to our new grandson. Prayers and condolences to his family.

  2. I remember him when I was a child my parents would take me too his store for all of are shoes when we lived in the North End rip

  3. I still have a Varese shoebox in my office, holding photos for many years! A kind man…May he rest in great peace.

  4. I loved going to Varese Shoes. It was timeless as was Mario. Condolences to the Corsaro family.

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