Waterbury – Mr. John B. Orsini, Jr, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 16, at Atria of Litchfield Hills in Torrington, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Sharon (Readel) Orsini.
John was born October 17, 1939 in Waterbury, son of the late John and Rose (Ponzillo) Orsini, Sr. Raised in Waterbury, he was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. navy and proudly served the City of Waterbury as a Police Officer. After his retirement he served the special deputy sheriff’s department for New Haven County and was director of maintenance and security with the Waterbury Housing Authority. He was employed by AKAL security as a special deputy US Marshall. He was a member of the Waterbury Police and Firefighters Retiree’s Association and a life member of the Hundred Club of Connecticut.
He loved coaching swimming and was an assistant coach with Raymond E. Snyder, Jr for many years with the Sacred Heart High School Girls Swim Team. He had also worked for Snyder Pools.
In addition to his wife, Sharon, John is survived by his son, John Edward Orsini; his two daughters, Dawn M. Orsini of Naugatuck and Donnalee O. Green and her husband Kevin of Torrington; two sisters,, Anne O. Drolet and her husband Roger of Tequesta, FL and Barbara M. Orsini of Jupiter, FL; his brother-in-law, Robert J. Readel and his wife Joanne of Naugatuck; his six grandchildren, Michaella K. Gudrian, John P. Orsini, Miranda G. Gudrian, Christopher E. Orsini, Eric M. Green and Kyle N. Green and many cousins and nieces.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, May 24, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Loreto Church 12 Ardsley Rd. Waterbury. Burial with full military honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Watertown. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association by visiting www.alz.org