Joseph Vincent "Joe" Tortorice Sr.

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1924 - 2014 Joseph Joe Vincent Tortorice, Sr., 90, of Beaumont, died Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born on September 12, 1924, in Plaquemine, Louisiana, to Rosa Verde Tortorice and Salvatore Tortorice, and had been a longtime resident of Beaumont. Joe was a United States Army veteran having served in World War II. On June 6, 1944, he served his country in The D-Day Invasion of Normandy, France. Joe traveled for twenty-one months overseas serving, England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was one of the first soldiers to enter Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany. His career in business was as a grocer owning and operating four convenience stores, two laundry mats, and two dry cleaners. He was a visionary in bringing the family into the food service industry, now known as Jason's Deli; a national brand with over two hundred and fifty stores in twenty-nine states. He is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Margaret Montalbano Tortorice; son, Joseph V. Joe Tortorice, Jr. and his wife, Shelley Bill; and daughters, Judy McFarland and her husband, Larry; Pinky Carden and her husband, Bill; and Suzanne Jones and her husband, Dave, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Joseph V. Tortorice III, Robert C. Tortorice, Ashley C. Messina, Amy Srader, Cody McFarland, Lindsey Parish, Polly Hixson, Kathryn Jefferson, William Carden III, Leesa Carden, Julie Hebert, Ross Jones, Charlie Jones, Hunter Jones, and Taylor Jones; and sixteen great-grandchildren. A gathering of Mr. Tortorice's family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with his Christian Vigil at 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 22, 2014, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, with his entombment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School, 850 Forsythe, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or to St. Anne Catholic School, 375 North 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

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Broussard's Mortuary
2000 McFaddin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-1621
Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Dec. 22, 2014
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