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ChrchNew TwrRobert L. D’Orso, 68, passed away suddenly at home August 24, 2014 in Arlington, TN.

He was born in Norwalk, CT on January 31, 1946.

He was the son of the late Louis J. D’Orso and Dorothy Emond D’Orso. Bob is survived by his wife, Darma Keen D’Orso; daughters Jennifer (Gary) VanKeppel, Megan (James) Eyster, Maureen (Nicholas) Weber all of Indianapolis, IN; sons, Robert (Julie) D’Orso, Jr. of Fort Mill, SC and John D’Orso of Arlington, TN, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He also leaves two sisters, Janet (Anthony) Gaetjens of Seattle, WA and Marianne (Les) Halpern of Monson, MA and one brother, Thomas (Susan) D’Orso of Orange, CT and many nieces and nephews.

He graduated from Fairfield Prep and attended the University of Dayton. He was retired from the mechanical contracting business in Connecticut and Indiana.

He was very active in Kiwanis Clubs in Norwalk and Danbury in CT, as well as in IN and TN. He served as the president of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club for two terms.

During his retirement he enjoyed volunteering through the Bartlett, TN Chamber of Commerce with Team Green Zone, which is a non-profit entity created to aid local businesses and communities develop methods to reduce energy consumption and create sustainability while promoting economic development.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass being celebrated at St. Philip Church, 1 Father Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 3. T

here will be no calling hours and burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Devine & Devine, Trustee, 65 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851 in the name of John D’Orso or to The American Heart Association

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