Deacon Robert Gregory Lorenzo, son of the deceased, Gregorio and Vernie Lorenzo, died April 24, 2021 at his home in Fairhaven Massachusetts, with his family surrounding him in love. He had just celebrated his 84th birthday.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (O’Neil) and 5 of his 6 children, Regina (Jeff) McCready, Gregory (Carrel), Kathryn and life partner (Daniel Morris), Karen (Thomas) Kurtz, Christopher and predeceased by his beloved daughter, Amy. His cherished 12 grandchildren; Ian, Colin, Cassie, Christopher, Sarah, Jon, Izzy, Sophia, Jack, Annie, Katie and Lucas. And his precious “Family O’Neil” including his brother and sister in laws and 11 nieces and nephews. Deacon Bob had many acquaintances and friends who will miss his gentle way.
As an only child, growing up in Roxbury MA., he was a proud graduate of Cathedral High School and Merrimack College. After studying at MIT, he became a naval architect of the United States Navy and traveled the world. Deacon Bob was honored to be a United States Marine Corps Veteran, serving our country proudly.
In retirement, he was able to follow a passion for his Catholic faith.
The Order of the Sisters of St Joseph at Cathedral H.S. were instrumental in developing this passion in Deacon Bob and he pursued the role of permanent deacon in 1988 through St Patrick’s Parish in Woodbury, New Jersey, and later at St Joseph’s Parish in Fairhaven, Mass. He was a dedicated and faithful servant of God.
Deacon Bob found joy in music, swimming, his garden, sitting in the sun on his deck overlooking Buzzards Bay and he was an avid food enthusiast.
Deacon Bob will be remembered by his family, friends and community for his warm and contagious smile and his ability to share his life experience to bring those he encountered to Christ.
A celebration of his life will be on Monday May 10, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be held at St Joseph Parish, 74 Spring St. Fairhaven, MA 02719, at 11:00 AM with visitation prior at 9:30 AM. Interment will be private at Riverside Cemetery. All appropriate COVID-19 precautions will be observed. Services are in the care of Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main St, Fairhaven, MA 02719, for memorial register please visit, www.hathawayfunerals.com.
There will be a live stream of the funeral on Facebook Live through St Joseph Parish Facebook.
A donation in memory of his beautiful spirit can be made by check to St. Joseph Parish in Fairhaven for the restoration of #32 Holy Orders Stained Glass Window Fund (put in memo).
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