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William "Bill" DeLorenze

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Old Lyme - William "Bill" DeLorenze, passed away onWednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Bill passed very peacefully to a better place.

He was born in New Britain to John DeLorenze and Loretta (Whitney) DeLorenze. He attended Plainville High School, where he excelled in sports and was inducted into the Plainville High School Athletes Hall of Fame.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1968, retiring as chief petty officer. From 1968 to 1988, Bill worked as manager of data processing for Travelers Insurance Co.

Bill touched many lives with his special-occasion cakes and world-class chocolate chunk cookies which cannot be duplicated.

He never missed an Old Lyme soccer game, tennis match, basketball game, chorus concert or play. He will be missed by his many golfing buddies at Fenwick Golf Course, where he golfed daily for many years. We will all miss his great sense of humor, kindness and love of life.

Bill leaves his loving wife Chevi, with whom he shared 25 happy years. Bill also leaves a brother, John and his wife, Kathy, in Florida, and nieces and a nephew.

Bill leaves a daughter in Florida, Donna (DeLorenze) Alexander and her husband, Rick, and grandson, Matthew; his son, Richard and wife, Paula, of Deep River, granddaughter, Maryann, great-granddaughters Lauren and Abigale; and his son, William, and granddaughters Danielle, Gabriella and Alexandra. He will be dearly missed by his Old Lyme family with whom he made his home, Kim Groves and her husband, Bill, and his Old Lyme granddaughters, Taryn and Raeann Groves, Nina and Jessica Luzzi and son, Brandon Luzzi.

A graveside service with the rendering of military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the State Veterans Cemetery, 317 Bow Lane, Middletown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33991 or to the Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT 06475.

To share a memory of Bill or send a condolence to his family please visit www.rwwfh.com

Arrangements by the Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home in Centerbrook.
Published in The Day on Dec. 23, 2012
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