MERIDEN - Joseph George Torchia, 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013.
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Born on June 22, 1956, he had resided in Meriden all of his life.
Beside his wife and rock of 34 years, Shawn; he is survived by two sons, whom he loved more than life itself, Joe Torchia and Mathew Torchia; and his girlfriend, Cassandra Doak; his mother, Patricia Torchia; his father, James Torchia; his Arizona Mom, Sharla Torchia; two brothers, John and Jan Torchia, of Tucson, Ariz., and Michael and Kristen Torchia, of New Jersey; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jean and Lyle Smith; one brother-in-law, Geoff and Debbie Smith. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, Melanie, Jason, and Paul Torchia, Marlene and Matt Kull, Dan Torchia, Amy and Justin Bacon, Katie Torchia and Analiese Torchia. He was predeceased by one brother, Jim Torchia; his grandfathers, Max Muravnick and John Torchia; and his "Steppy", Raymond Robb.
Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden, on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
80 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Feb. 5, 2013