Alfred Louis Sorrenti
May 31, 1935 – October 30, 2020
Alfred Louis Sorrenti (85) was born on May 31st, 1935 in Bronx, New York and passed away peacefully on October 30th, 2020 in Naples, Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Louise K Winkler Sorrenti, their 6 children Robert Sorrenti (Julie), Laura Sorrenti-Perry, Anita Mahan (Terry), Paula Sorrenti, Alfred Sorrenti (Mary) and Linda Parks (Todd) ; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren,and 2 sisters.
He is preceded in death by his parents Alfred William Sorrenti and Rocchina Racioppo Sorrenti.
Al started his career as a car salesman in New York. In 1974 he brought his young family to Marco Island when he opened his own car lot in Naples. He later ventured into several other businesses and retired in 2004 as owner/operator of Al Sorrenti Painting.
A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hodgesjosberger.com.
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Alfred Louis Sorrenti
November 17, 2020
"Big Al!" When I first heard my Dad called that I was a 13 year old kid who was trying to make a few bucks washing cars on a Saturday. Going to work with my dad at Byrne Brothers Chevrolet was a big adventure. He told me that I could get $2.00 a car and to make sure that the driver's side looked especially good. After getting my feet wet on the salesman's cars, I got a summer job washing the cars in stock. The used car side of the lot was filled with '69-72 Camaros and Malibus, the Nova SS, and the easiest car to wash, the Vega. Corvettes were off limits for the lot boys, only the more experienced detail guys could touch the 'Vettes. I dreamed a lot of dreams in those cars. I learned to drive on that 11 acre lot. I learned the names of the engine types and which ones went in which models. But most of all, I got a chance to see my Dad wearing a different hat than he wore at home. It felt special when we'd get home and I'd have a pile of dollar bills with an occasional five mixed in bulging in my pocket and a couple of stories to tell. Years later, I needed a job after a divorce and a failed restaurant and there was Dad, offering me a job pressure washing with the promise of being a painter. That turned into a 30 year career in the paint business, 15 years in the field and 15+ years with Sherwin Williams. I've told countless painting stories about my Dad during my years at SW. It's given me instant credibility with painters, knowing that I had come from a painting family. My dad had his flaws, but to me, his greatest quality was that he never gave up on me, ever. We got to a point where we became friends, I think. I could feel the pride that he had in me. Take it easy in heaven Dad, there's a maroon Riviera with a cream colored interior somewhere up there with your name on it...
November 11, 2020
It seems you joined the heavens way too soon and we miss you dearly. You will be remembered and in our prayers until we join you on the other side. May God bless you and our families with eternal peace and love. 🙏🏼💖🌦🌈🌅💫🕊🙏🏼
My heart and soul, 🕯🎶💕
Vincent J Milano
November 7, 2020
Gigi, you are at rest now with the rest of the family. May you rest in peace and may God Bless You and hold you in the pam of His hand.
Love you buddy.
November 3, 2020
To our dear brother Gigi,
Thinking about when we were young kids the fun and good times we had. You left us to early but now you are in heaven with our mom and dad. Rest in peace we love and miss you. Love your sisters Joan and Tina