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Joseph Gorel

Joseph Gorel Jr.

November 27, 2020
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Obituary

Joseph Gorel, Jr., age 63, of Shelton, entered into eternal rest on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Griffin Hospital. He was the devoted husband of 38 years to Irene (Komar) Gorel.

Joseph was born in Bridgeport on June 13, 1957, son of the late Joseph and Julia (Gromotskie) Gorel. He grew up in Stratford and graduated from Bunnell High School and the University of New Haven.

Joseph was the beloved father of daughter Amy Gorel, and son Matthew Gorel and his wife Catheryn, and loving grandfather of Grace and Abigail. He also leaves behind his sister Joan Sobieraj and her husband Mark, and his brother James Gorel and his wife Linda and their children, James and Jennifer.

He spent his career in computer technology and most recently had been working as a Software Support Engineer at the Bank of New York Mellon.


Joseph was very active with the Knights of Columbus, as part of the Bernardo Council 1350 (3rd degree), formerly holding the position of Treasurer. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop John J. Nilan Assembly 115 (4th degree), holding the positions of Past Faithful Navigator, Color Corps Commander and, most recently, Faithful Purser. He was a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan and a talented accordion player and enjoyed performing for his family. He was happiest spending time with his two granddaughters.


A walk-through visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Rd., Shelton. Visitors are required to wear masks and social distance as they walk through, pay their respects and exit without lingering to ensure all guests can come through. On Thursday, friends are invited to go directly to St. Margaret Mary Church, 50 Donovan Ln., Shelton for his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. His burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required.


Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, www.kofc.org. Friends may leave condolences at www.riverviewfh.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    December 2nd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    December 2nd, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Riverview Funeral Home
    Address
    390 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Funeral Mass

    December 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    December 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Margaret Mary Church
    Address
    50 Donovan Lane
    Shelton, Connecticut 06484
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    December 3rd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    December 3rd, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Riverside Cemetery
    Address
    308 River Road
    Shelton, CT 06484
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Roberta Jones

Posted at 09:32am
Irene and Family -

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Joe. I have known Joe professionally for over 20 years. He was charming, smart and always made me smile! We talked many times about Stratford and the connections that we had. I loved spending time chatting with him whether it was about Endevor or just family (usually kids). Joe will be missed by us all. I know that the memories you have of him will make you smile. God Bless you all during this time and may you find peace knowing that he loved you all very much.

Roberta Jones
CA/Broadcom Endevor Support Team
MC

Mary Jane Connell

Posted at 10:22pm
Dear Joan and Jim and the rest of the Gorel family. I am so sorry to have read about Joe's passing. We all had such great times at Our Lady of Grace in CYO and the bazaars.
You all will be in my prayers.

Mary Jane Connell
shamrock1053@yahoo.com
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Stephen A Skarupa

Posted at 12:58am
Jan and I offer our sincere condolences to the entire Gorel family, especially Irene. Joe was thoughtful and kind. Prior to the pandemic, when we met at church, he made sure to inquire about Jan's well being after her heart attack and offered prayers and support for her recovery. We have missed seeing Joe as well as all our friends during these last few months and pray for all who have suffered loss of a loved one. Our faith unites us and draws us to live as one family.
JL

Jim Lepesko

Posted at 06:34pm
Sincere condolences to Joan and Mark and the entire Gorel family on your loss. May the sharing of memories and pictures warm your heart and provide you with peace. Love, Jim and Sue Lepesko
KT

Karen Turner

Posted at 04:43pm
My deepest sympathies to the Gorel family. I have been acquainted with Joe professionally for over 20 year now, through Endevor support and its EUNE user group. He was always pleasant and amiable, willing to learn and share. The Endevor community is it sown little family and the loss of someone who had such a huge presence will be greatly missed. I hope your memories of him make you smile and help guide you through this trying time.

Sincerely,
Karen Turner
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