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.