portrait picture for Joseph P. Lorenti Sr.

Wake: Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesdayat 10:00 AM in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport. Contributions: Donations may be made to the Veterans Of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) www.vfw.org.

Joseph P. Lorenti Sr.


October 30, 1921 ~ November 17, 2011

Joseph P. Lorenti Sr. – Founder of Veteran’s Shoe Repair of Darien

Joseph P. Lorenti Sr., 90 of Norwalk, husband of Josephine DeMichelis Lorenti, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Norwalk Hospital. Born in Stamford, October 30, 1921, he was son of the late Giovanni and Amelia Prince Lorenti.

Mr. Lorenti worked as a shoemaker from the age of 8 onward. He served in the US Army Air Corps as a Sargent in the C.B.I. Theatre during WWII and later went on to found Veteran’s Shoe Repair in Darien.  He was also a Life Member of the V.F.W. , a past Commander of the Alhambra in Westport, and a 4th Degree Member of the Knights Of Columbus. He loved gardening, especially his hot peppers and was an avid bowler who played for several local teams. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father grandfather and great-grandfather.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons: John Lorenti of Tennessee, and Art and Joe Lorenti both of Norwalk; by 6 grandchildren, Artie, Chris, Michael, Johnny, Missy, and Rhiannon; 3 great-grandchildren, Hanna, Arianna, and Sophia. He is also survived by his brothers “Lefty” and Eddie and by several Nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Frank, Raymond and Tony.

Friends may call on Monday from 4:00-8:00 PM at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 AM in St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk. Burial will follow in Willowbrook Cemetery in Westport. Donations may be made to the Veterans Of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) www.vfw.org.

  1. Joe Lorenti was my Uncle. I have many fond memories of time we spent with him. I remember Christmas eve when we were kids, all the food. The traditional Italian seafood and all the fun I had with my cousins. He will be sorely missed. We send our love to Aunt Josephine, Johnny,Artie and Joey.
    Sincerely your cousins, Susan and Steve Lorenti

    November 19, 2011
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  • Rest in peace Past Grand Commander Joe, a fellow dedicated member of The Order of Alhambra. Not only was he a mender of soles, but for a long time involved in the repair of the lives of God’s Special people with disabilities.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jo-Jo and family.

    November 20, 2011
    Rudy Mastroianni -
  • Dearest Uncle Joe,
    No words can express the sorrow I feel at your passing. You were one of my back-up dads. I love you and I pray that you are now joyously reunited with your brothers and parents in Heaven.

    Aunt Jo, Johnny, Artie, Joey – my love and prayers are with you and your family now and always.

    Amelia

    November 21, 2011
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  • Flashbacks of the many visits of my cuzins, Arty, Johnnie and Joey….coming to Kitchawan and my dad and Uncle Joe, competing for the honor of being the last holdout for eating the hottest Italian peppers fried in olive oil and garlic…lots and lots of garlic!
    Playing horseshoes in the back yard on lazy summer afternoons made for simple games and the best of times. As I get older, I appreciate those times together so much more. Thanks for the memories Uncle Joe! 🙂 To my cousins, I know how hard this is and will always be, but in time, you will adjust to the “new normal.” Know that I’m here for you if you ever need a friend. Love you guys, Rosemarie

    November 23, 2011
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