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Originally published: 2013-06-04 10:58:26
Last modified: 2013-06-04 10:58:26

Mitch Correale

Mitch Correale, 55, of 26 J.L. Lane, Newland, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at his home.

Correale was born June 26, 1957, in Meriden, Conn., a son of the late Gene David Correale and Jean Love Correale. He was a self-employed carpenter, whose handy work can be seen all over the High Country. Correale loved fishing, his dog, and all types of woodworking.

Correale is survived by two sisters, Chris Correale of Parkville, Md., and Lisa Correale of Banks, Ala.; one niece, Laurie Jo Correale of Banks; his best friend, Hope Harvey of Linville; and a close friend, Barbara Grider of Parkville. He is also survived by three aunts and numerous cousins.

An informal gathering to honor Correale's life will take place 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2013, at the Pavillion at The Farm in Banner Elk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Avery County Humane Society, PO Box 1213, Newland, NC 28657.

Online condolences may be sent to the Correale family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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