Daniel D. Lorello, 87
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PORTLAND -- Daniel D. Lorello, 87, of Portland, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Brentwood Manor in Yarmouth.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1925, in Portland, the son of Frank and Sarah McMonagle Lorello. Daniel attended local schools and was a 1943 graduate of Portland High School.
Following high school at the age of 17 and during the height of World War II Daniel enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the South Pacific Theater of Operations aboard CVL28 USS Cabot.
Following the war he returned to Portland and started a lifelong career in sales. He worked at Armor and Company of Portland for almost 25 years before accepting a position with Fitzgerald and Vito Food Brokerage Company of Massachusetts, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.
In 1952 he married the former Vivian M. Curry in Portland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Daniel was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed all sports. As a young boy he was an active member of the Boys Club of Portland where he enjoyed swimming and playing basketball. Later in life he served as Portland Boys Club president in 1948. However, his real passion was for the game of golf. As a teenager, he caddied at the Portland Country Club where he developed his love for the game. For most of his adult life Daniel was a member of Riverside Golf Course and in 1967, he won the coveted City Championship. He also served as vice president and board member of the Riverside Golf Association. One of his biggest enjoyments in life was playing a round of golf with his three sons, who like their father, took up the game he so loved. Daniel was also a member of the Italian Heritage Club and enjoyed playing Bocce Ball. He also was a member of the Portland Elks Club and an alumni member of the Boys and Girls Club of Portland.
Daniel was predeceased by his beloved wife Vivian in 2011; four brothers, John, Francis, Richard and Angelo, and two sisters, Suzanne Mullin and Marie Sutton. Daniel is survived by his sister, Evelyn Ward of Cousins Island, Yarmouth; three sons, Daniel D. Lorello and wife Rosemary of North Greenbush, N.Y., Thomas F. Lorello and wife Paula of Gray, Stephen Lorello and wife Janice of Wells; six grandchildren, Stephen Lorello, Andrew Lorello, Sarah Sullivan, Maria Doubrava, Angela Lorello, and Matthew Lorello; six great- grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Conroy-Tully Crawford Funeral Home, 172 State St., Portland. Prayers will be recited at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.ctcrawford.com.
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to:
Portland Boys and Girls Club
P.O. Box 7830
Portland, Maine 04112
or First Tee of Maine
58 Val Halla Rd.
Cumberland, Maine 04021
Daniel D. Lorello
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013