portrait picture for Pasquale D’Orio

Wake:Thursday, May 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Collins Funeral Home.Mass:Friday, May 27, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.Interment:St. John Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT.Contributions:

The family requests that donations be sent to the Class of 1977 L.M. D’Orio Scholarship fund at Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY, 13346.

Pasquale D’Orio


November 2, 1928 ~ May 23, 2016

Pasquale (Pat) D’Orio, 87, passed away Monday afternoon after battling a long illness. Pat, born on November 2, 1928, was a lifelong Norwalk resident, the son of the late Louis and Alice (Toone) D’Orio. He was a teacher in the Norwalk school system for 38 years, the last 25 at Marvin Elementary School.

 

He was married for 63 years to Beatrice (Trani) D’Orio. In retirement, the two shared their time between Norwalk and Palm Bay, Florida. He was a Korean War Army veteran, stationed in Vienna from 1951 to 1953. A 1946 graduate of Norwalk High School, Pat was a member of the first graduating class at Fairfield University. He also earned his Master’s degree and sixth-year degree. He was named to the Norwalk High School Alumni Honor Roll earlier this year.

 

He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a volunteer at the Norwalk Hospital for more than 10 years. He was an avid reader and a regular card player. He had a sharp sense of humor, and loved spending time with his many grandchildren, attending numerous sporting events and piano recitals.

 

He was a beloved teacher, with an ability to inspire children to learn and they remembered him fondly years after they left his class. Due to his longevity, he was able to teach the children of many of his former students.

 

He was predeceased by a son, Louis D’Orio. He is survived by wife Beatrice (Trani) D’Orio, children, Jeffrey (Carla) D’Orio, Lauren (John) Stoops, Jill (Keith) Gallagher, and Wayne (Amy) D’Orio, and sister Mary D’Orio. He is also survived by grandchildren Shawn Stoops, Jonathan Stoops, Meghan (Gallagher) Tripi, Conor Gallagher, Moira Gallagher, Jack Gallagher, Emma Gallagher, Stefanie Schaefer, Ethan D’Orio, Samuel D’Orio, and great-grandson Peter Tripi.

 

Calling hours will be from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, May 26, at the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk.

 

The family requests that donations be sent to the Class of 1977 L.M. D’Orio Scholarship fund at Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY, 13346 or to St. Thomas Church, 203 East Avenue, Norwalk.

  1. So sorry to hear about Mr D’Orio. I was one of his students and he was one of the best and funniest teachers. May you find comfort in how special he was and how he impacted students lives.

    May 25, 2016
    Lesley Incerto Ehlers -
  • Bea sorry to hear of your loss our prayers are with you and your family
    Mike and Ginny lato

    May 27, 2016
    virginia lato -
  • We are sorry to hear of your recent loss. Know that you will all be in our daily prayers. With deepest sympathy.

    June 8, 2016
    Sister Marie Lucie Monast -
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