Mary Lorenti
1932 - 2020
Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory
104 Myrtle Avenue
Stamford, CT
Mary S. Lorenti
Mary S. Lorenti, 87 of Greenwich and formerly of Stamford passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Greenwich Woods. She was born in Stamford on May 27,1932 to the late Bernard and Susan Durham Slesh. Mary, also known as "Honey" to her close friends and family, lived on North Street in Stamford, CT, until she married her true love Joseph Lorenti Sr., and they eventually moved to Kane Ave, in Stamford where they spent their entire married life there together.
Mary, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was truly an inspiration to the whole family. Her loving, and caring ways were always on display and the great empathy which she had for others always was what the family loved about her and most cherished. Her early years were influenced by the St. John's Catholic School Nuns in Stamford, CT and her high school years attending the Mother of God Academy, also of Stamford, CT. These experiences would have a profound positive impact on the person she was to become in her adult years. Mary would often tell the family stories of how she loved the nuns at both St Johns, and Mother of God. Mary took from her experiences at both schools and lived the simple but good life. Her motto or value that she most embodied in life, and that she demonstrated to all who knew her was to "Do Little things with great love."
However, Mary was more than just a remarkably caring wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a woman manager in the Siegelman and Latzs business for many years and was offered executive positions that would require travel. She chose to stay with her family. Mary was the Information director at the Stamford town center and propelled that job into an offer by upper management to become the marketing director of the Mall businesses. This would however also require travel and she respectfully declined the offer. Mary was an unusual talent in management, the kind of person that would get her subordinates to work extremely hard for her yet care very much for her. She had a special combination of talent and compassion that is very rare in today's world. She always exhibited the greatest love for her family.
Mary is survived by her loving children, Joseph J. Lorenti, Jr and his wife Sandy of Pompton Lakes, NJ, David B. Lorenti and his wife Jean of No. Haven, CT, as well as her granddaughters Brittany Binger and her husband Joshua Binger and Allison Burriss and her husband Zachery Burriss. Her great-grandchildren, Bodhi Binger, Makenzie Burriss, and Kayla Binger of which she adored. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, Joseph J. Lorenti, Sr.
Funeral services and Interment will be held privately.
The Lorenti family requests that donations be made in Mary's memory to the Church of St. Cecilia, 1184 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905.
Please remember Mary by, "Doing little things with Great love" to all people you have the pleasure of meeting.
The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to assist the Lorenti family with the arrangements.
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Published by Stamford Advocate on Apr. 18, 2020.
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Joe, David,
I loved her dearly, I'm so sorry for your loss. I love you all my heart is with you all.
John Scalise
April 25, 2020
To The Lorenti Family:

Condolences to you all on Mary's passing. We always enjoyed her company and will remember the gatherings and good times we shared. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Mary.

Sincerely, Lillian and Katherine Lampros
Lillian Lampros
April 20, 2020
Deepest condolences on your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all.
Michael & Robin Portanova & Family
April 20, 2020
Joe,David and family
I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always so kind and cared for all her extra children on Kane Ave. she would tell me that when school was in session she would sit at the kitchen table and watch all the kids as we played soft ball to see if she could spot us all! There are so many fond memories of our second mom I can't write it all down.And yes she worl reprimand us as we jumped off the porch telling us we're going to break something. Mary will always be in my heart and thoughts.Joe David she made growing up ok Kane Ave even more special

Love and Condolences
Pat Bogacki Broadhurst
Patricia Broadhurst
April 19, 2020
Dear Joe,
I am very sorry for your loss. I pray that your mom is resting in peace and that God will ease your sorrow very soon. I hope that your family is all staying safe with regards to covid-19.
Michele Murtagh
Michele Murtagh
April 19, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear of your mom's passing. She was an execptional woman. During the years we grew up together she was my second mother. I remeber when I used to babysit David, she always had candy for us and she used to let us play ball in your yard for hours. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are forever alive in our hearts. She will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult time.
Robert Bogacki
April 19, 2020
Joe: My deepest condolences to you at this difficult time.
Michael Mann SPD (ret)
April 19, 2020
Aunt Honey will truly be missed. Many memories of delicious food and much laughter come to mind when we think of her and Uncle Joe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Love, Stacey, John, Lauren and Tricia Sass
Stacey Sass
April 19, 2020
Joe, David and Family, with most sympathy and respect..........
Dr. Richard J Sass
April 18, 2020
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