By  on October 21, 2009

Margaret Mazzaraco Corsello, a former marketeditor and reporter for Women’s Wear Daily, died of complications related to kidney failure on Sunday at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J., said her brother, Joseph Mazzaraco. She was 79.

Corsello covered accessories, intimate apparel, ready-to-wear and the fabric and fiber markets.

“Margie was a delightful presence in the newsroom,” said Mort Sheinman, former WWD managing editor. “She was a thoroughly decent person with a wonderful, upbeat attitude and an old-fashioned work ethic. She was a good reporter and she just adored working at the paper. It went both ways. We loved working with her.’’

Corsello graduated from the High School of Industrial Art in New York. She then attended the School of Visual Arts as well as Hunter College and Mercy College in Yonkers, N.Y.

In addition to her twin brother, Corsello, who retired in 1995, is survived by six stepchildren: Elizabeth Lincoln of Springfield, Va.; Mary Vilcheck of Midlothian, Va.; Stephen T. Corsello of Durham, Pa.; Anne Marie Corsello and Patricia Killinger of New Lenox, Ill., and William Corsello of Austin, Tex.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at the Center for Spiritual Living, 331 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Morristown, N.J.

Friends may visit at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, N.J., today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

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