Candace “Candy” Bacon Cordella, 68, of Mount Airy, Georgia passed away on September 5th, 2019. Candy was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on May 25, 1951 to Margaret and Frederick Bacon.
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Candy married Paul David Cordella on February 14th, 1985 in Hermosa Beach, California and in 1988 they had their son Calvert “Scott” Cordella. Candy graduated from Reading high school and studied at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.
She volunteered for the Save Our Seabirds organization in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2017, Candy was named “Volunteer of the Year” for The Circle of Hope, a domestic abuse agency. She was a Georgia state representative for the Parkinson’s Action Network.
Candy was a successful print and television model and worked as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. Candy retired in 2008 from Bulova Watch Company as a merchandising manager.
Paul and Candy, both originally from Massachusetts, met in California where they were both working. They moved back to Massachusetts where Scott was born, then relocated to Florida in 1996 when Scott was 7 years old. In 2008, Paul and Candy retired to Mount Airy, Georgia.
Candy and Paul enjoyed travelling and visited 63 countries together. She was an avid Boston sports fan and loved walking on the beach collecting shells, boating, and social gatherings with friends. Candy loved her two papillons, Choochie and Cookie.
Candy is survived by her loving husband Paul, son Scott and his wife Megan; sister-in-law Lydia Calipolis (Charlie) and her two children Amy and Fred.
She is predeceased by her parents Margaret and Frederick, her brothers Scott Bacon and Calvert Bacon, and sister-in-law Linda Bacon.
A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00pm at The Torch Church of God located at 800 Cannon Bridge Road Demorest, Georgia 30535, followed by light refreshments.
Habersham Crematory (678-617-2210) of Cornelia is in charge of arrangements.