STAMFORD, Conn. - Vito V. Lacerenza of Stamford died Sunday, July 20. He was 93.
Lacerenza was born March 14, 1921, in Stamford, and was the son of James and Catherine (Giorga) Lacerenza of Stamford. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1940, during which he was a member of the Stamford High Choral Club, 'The Madrigals'. He joined Condé Nast Publications, when called upon to serve during World War II. After the war, he returned to Condé Nast while attending and graduating Traphagen School of Design, New York. He worked at Condé Nast for 28 years. In addition, he was a broker with Ridges Realty of Stamford, and was active until 1994. In 1964, he began working for the Combined Insurance Company of America, now part of Aon PLC of London as district manager, retiring in 1982. He was a member of the Piedmont Club of Darien.
Lacerenza is survived by his sons, James, Lucien and Joseph; and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Rose (Schinella) Lacerenza; sisters, Carmela Lacerenza, Janet Gunipero, Beatrice Verastro, Ann Stramaglia, Lucy Pavia; and brothers, Anthony Lacerenza, Charles Lacerenza, Dominic Lacerenza, Dr. James Lacerenza, and Frank Lacerenza.
A private burial will be held for family only. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lacerenza's memory to the Boys and Girls Club of Stamford, 347 Stillwater Ave., Stamford, CT 06902.
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