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Joseph Ossorio, Greenwich Opera Aficionado, Dies

GREENWICH, Conn. – Joseph V. Ossorio, 71, a lifelong Greenwich resident, died March 30.

He was born in California May 17, 1940 to the late Luis and Florence (Buchanan) Ossorio. He attended Greenwich Country Day and was a graduate of Georgetown University and The Canterbury School. In his younger years, Ossorio enjoyed growing orchids and raising saltwater fish.

A lover of opera, Ossorio most enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Meagan (Jeff) Urban and Brooke (Mark) Howat; his brothers, Mike (Maridol) Ossorio and Cliff (Sylvia) Ossorio; and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Ossorio was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Ossorio in 2001; and his grandson Benjamin.

Family and friends may visit from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Castiglione Funeral Home , Inc. in Greenwich. There will be a funeral Mass at 11 am. Tuesday at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Riverside. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492-1822 or the Kidney Foundation of Connecticut, in memory of Elizabeth Ossorio, 2139 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

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