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Joseph P. Friscia

March 28, 1960 ~ August 19, 2017 (age 57)

Joseph P. Friscia, 57, of Torrington, CT, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017, with his family at his side.  He was the beloved husband of Leslie (Porter) Friscia.

Joe was born March 28, 1960, in Flushing Queens, NY, son of Alice Friscia of Danbury, CT, and of the late Basil Friscia.  He attended Curry College, a member of the Southern New York Racing Association, a fan of Seinfeld, and he was a friend to everyone.  He was a very active member of the Torrington community, and an avid supporter of Torrington Youth Sports.  When you became a friend of Joe’s, you became a friend for life.

In addition to his wife and his mother, he is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Friscia , a son, James Friscia both of Torrington; a sister, Grace Van Akin and brother-in-law Rob of Woodbury, CT; three nieces, Katherine Van Akin, Mary Van Akin, Michelle Van Akin, as well as many friends.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, with the cortege leaving at 11:00 a.m. from Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington, to St. Peter Church, 107 East Main St., Torrington, for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m.  Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury, CT.  Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills, P. O. Box 1801, Litchfield, CT 06759.  Condolences may be sent to the Friscia family by visiting

 Service Information

Calling Hours
August 22, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cook Funeral Home
82 Litchfield St.,
Torrington, CT 06790

Mass of Christian Burial
August 23, 2017

11:30 AM
St. Peter Church
107 East Main Street
Torrington, Connecticut 06790

August 23, 2017

1:30 PM
St. Peter Cemetery - Danbury, CT
73 Lake Avenue Ext.
Danbury, CT 06810

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