Obituary: Joan Darcy Sorgi

Joan Darcy Sorgi, a 25-year resident of Darien, died on July 8, after an admirable battle with cancer. Born in the Bronx, Joan was the daughter of the late Donald and Geraldine Darcy, and the sister of the late Dwight Darcy. She was 62 years old.

Mrs. Sorgi attended the Academy of Mount St. Ursula in the Bronx, and later graduated from Iona College in 1974. She enjoyed a successful career in retail management and at Con Edison before becoming a full-time mother and homemaker, which, to Mrs. Sorgi, was the most important role of her life.

She was a member of St. John Parish and volunteered for many organizations, including the Center for Hope and Person-to-Person. She also enjoyed spending time with her family in Cape Cod.

The greatest joy in Mrs. Sorgi’s life was her family. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Paul, their children, Kate and Kevin, son-in-law Matthew Coleman, future daughter-in-law Kaitlin Williams, grandchildren Lizzie and Gavin, and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sorgi was loved and admired by her family and often described as exceedingly positive, generous, and compassionate, her family said.

A wake will be held at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien on Monday, July 13 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be offered at St. John Parish in Darien on Tuesday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery in Darien.

Memorial contributions can be sent to:

The Academy of Mount St. Ursula
330 Bedford Park Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
In Memory of Joan Darcy Sorgi

National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Connecticut Chapter
659 Tower Avenue
Hartford, CT 06112