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Joseph A. Fiorita Jr.

May 4, 1944June 7, 2021
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Joseph A Fiorita, Jr. 77 of Danbury passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 7, 2021. He was the devoted husband of Sally Brown Fiorita and father of Jill Vitti (Paul) of Brookfield, CT and David Fiorita (Marian) of Jamison, PA.

Joe was born in Hartford on May 4, 1944 to Joseph Fiorita, Sr and Marie (Fiore) Fiorita. He attended St. Joseph School in Danbury and graduated in 1963 from Danbury High School where he played football and served as class Treasurer.

Joe earned his BS degree in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg MD and returned to Danbury where he began his career as a Jr. Accountant with Walter Larsen. After attaining his CPA license, he opened his own accounting firm on Deer Hill Avenue in 1973 where it continues to provide financial advice to clients as Fiorita, Kornhaas, and Company.

From an early age, Joe had a keen sense of business and an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit; having the largest paper route in the city of Danbury, running private parties at Carol’s Barn and partnering in the popular Danbury restaurants, Zadoc’s Cafe and Benedict’s Cafe.

Joe also had a passion for building and a talent for design. He oversaw the construction of many beautiful buildings and homes.

Joe was a member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He served on the Board of Directors of Photronics Inc, (NASDAQ) for over 30 years and acted as Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of the Compensation Committee. He served as an advisory board member of various closely held companies and charitable organizations. Prior appointments include; Board of Directors of Danbury Bank and Trust, Advisory Board of Directors of Connecticut Bank & Trust, New England Bank & Trust, UST Bank, former member of the Parking Authority of the City of Danbury, Ridgewood Country Club, Danbury Yacht Club and Corporator for Newtown Savings Bank.

Joe was a generous, loyal man who valued his relationships and enjoyed the camaraderie of numerous lifelong friends, many dating back to his elementary and high school years.

Besides his wife and children, he leaves behind a brother, Frank Fiorita (Ellie) of Danbury, CT; cherished grandchildren: Joseph, Michael, and Juliana Vitti and Nicole, Elise, and David (DJ) Fiorita; mother-in-law Mary Lou Brown; sisters-in-law Nancy Brown and Patricia Brown; a nephew, Gary Fiorita (Katrina); as well as nieces Jennifer and Mary Beth Brown; numerous cousins, and very special friends he considered family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at St. Joseph Church, Danbury with the Rev. Samuel V. Scott, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

Friends will be received from 4pm-7pm on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

Contributions in Joe’s memory would be greatly appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or to Ability Beyond, 4 Berkshire Blvd., Bethel, CT 06801 or Special Olympics Connecticut, 2666 State St., #1, Hamden, CT 06517.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 11, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, June 12, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, June 12, 2021


Joseph A. Fiorita Jr.

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coach gavrel

June 15, 2021

Joe was a wonderful guy with a personality full of life and fun. He kept everybody happy and on edge to receive their share of harassment. I was part of a extended family and considered myself very fortunate to have known and experienced the very lively Joe Fiorita! RIP you very loyal family man and friend.

Cindy Magiros

June 14, 2021

Yout Memorial will never leave us. We will miss your stories, your twinkle in your eye and Your smile. You were loved by so many and you will greatly
Be missed . Being
Part of your family , our love will continue to grow.

Our love,
Peter and Cynthia Magiros
George Magiros

Andee Nunn

June 12, 2021

Joe and Sally were wonderful neighbors on Maplecrest. They made us feel welcomed, invited us for swims and shared stories about family and community. We watched Jill and David soar after being nurtured by such supportive parents.
Neighbors come and go, but their presence never left and no one could ever replace them.
Andee and Ronnie

lloyd & cutsumpas

June 12, 2021

To Joe's Family,
Our many thoughts are with you at this time of loss and sorrow.
May the many good memories be cherished.
Our deepest sympathy.
Lloyd and Nike Cutsumpas

Kenneth Erdmann

June 11, 2021

We wish to offer our prayers and condolences at this difficult time.
With sympathy,
Kenneth and Veronica Erdmann
Justine Lipsi Erdmann

Mary Lee sergi

June 11, 2021

Rest In Peace.

Gail Paquette

June 11, 2021

Fiorita family, we are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great man. We will miss seeing him at matunuck.
The Paquette Family

Bob Octavio

June 10, 2021

My Condolences to the Fiorita Family! I remember Joe from St Josephs and Danbury High .

Judy & Don Rafferty

June 10, 2021

Dear Sally, Jill, David and family. We always appreciated how kind and thoughtful Joe was to our family. He was truly a gentleman.
We offer our sincerest sympathy to his entire family. Sincerely,
Judy and Don Rafferty

Norman Winnerman

June 9, 2021

To Sally and the family - I want to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Joe. I was able to see him playing football and around the school, immersed in Senior activities as the class prepared for graduation. I remember you both as students and watched you grow as a couple over the years. You were involved in many civic activities and always supportive of so many causes. We've lost a wonderful man. I'm so sorry for your loss.