Services:There will be a Memorial Gathering at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT from 4:00-8:00pm Thursday [October 6, 2011]. Donations:Donations can be made in her name to the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, 24 Stevens Street, 06850.

Laurene Pastore Stenger


July 13, 1950 - October 3, 2011

Laurene Pastore Stenger, age 61, passed on peacefully at her home in Norwalk, on Monday, October 3, 2011, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Norwalk, daughter to the late Lois Mockler Knight and Frank Pastore.   Laurene graduated from Brien McMahon High School, class of 1968 and from Norwalk Community College in 1970.

She is survived by her husband and best friend, John Stenger; her son Justin and her daughter Brett, all of Norwalk; her brother Glenn Pastore and his wife Annie of Otisfield, Maine; two sisters, Carol Pastore Farley, Marcia King and husband Richard of Redding; 14 nieces and nephews, and many lifelong friends.

She worked for many years at Old MacDonalds Farm and most recently loved her job as a Special Needs Aide at Tokeneke School in Darien.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, sewing, rug hooking, traveling, camping, the outdoors and reading.  What she enjoyed most of all was taking care of her family and planning gatherings with her extended family and dear friends.

There will be a Memorial Gathering at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT from 4:00-8:00pm Thursday [October 6, 2011].

Donations can be made in her name to the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital, 24 Stevens Street, 06850.

  1. I am so sad to read of Laurene’s death. I first met her when Justin was in my first grade class at Columbus Magnet School and she was such a great mom to work with and so supportive and helpful. I was very happy to have Brett in my class when she entered first grade too because it was more time to enjoy Laurene’s graciousness along with her children. My deepest sympathy goes out to all her family in this untimely loss of such a wonderful person. May you take comfort in knowing that we have all been blessed to have had the pleasure to know Laurene. My love and prayers to all of you. Betty Vincent

    October 7, 2011
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  • I extend my sincerest sympathy to the family of Laurene Stenger whom I remember with great fondness . I hope that the wonderful and happy memories which you all share will help you through this difficult time. To Justin and Brett, please know that you are in my thoughts and that I will always charish the wonderful memories that I have of your family at Columbus School as we all shared in the successes that you both achieved and the dedication that both your mom and dad made to help make Columbus a special place. Please accept my love and prayers John, Brett and Justin. God bless you all. Sincerely, Art Perschino

    October 17, 2011
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