PORTLAND — Daniel D. Lorello, 87, of Portland, died peacefully Feb. 19 at Brentwood Manor in Yarmouth.
He was born on Aug. 4, 1925 in Portland, the son of Frank and Sarah McMonagle Lorello. Daniel attended local schools and was a 1943 graduate of Portland High School.
Following high school, and during the height of World War II, Lorello enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was 17. He served in the South Pacific Theater of Operations aboard USS Cabot.
Following the war, he returned to Portland and started a lifelong career in sales. He worked at Armor and Company of Portland for almost 25 years before accepting a position with Fitzgerald and Vito Food Brokerage Company of Massachusetts, where he worked until his retirement in 1990.
In 1952, he married the former Vivian M. Curry in Portland at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Lorello was a sports enthusiast and enjoyed all sports. As a young boy he was an active member of the Boys Club of Portland where he enjoyed swimming and playing basketball. In 1948, he served as president of the Portland Boys Club.
Golf was his real passion. As a teenager, he caddied at the Portland Country Club, where he developed his love for the game. For most of his adult life, Daniel was a member of Riverside Golf Course. In 1967, he won the coveted City Championship. He also served as vice president and board member of the Riverside Golf Association. One of his biggest enjoyments in life was playing a round of golf with his three sons, who like their father, took up the game he so loved. Lorello was also a member of the Italian Heritage Club and enjoyed playing bocce ball.
He also was a member of the Portland Elks Club and an alumni member of the Boys and Girls Club of Portland.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Vivian, in 2011; four brothers, John, Francis, Richard and Angelo; and two sisters, Suzanne Mullin and Marie Sutton.
Lorello is survived by his sister, Evelyn Ward, of Cousins Island; three sons, Daniel D. Lorello, and wife, Rosemary, of North Greenbush, N.Y., Thomas F. Lorello and wife, Paula, of Gray, and Stephen Lorello and wife, Janice, of Wells; six grandchildren, Stephen Lorello, Andrew Lorello, Sarah Sullivan, Maria Doubrava, Angela Lorello, and Matthew Lorello; six great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland, followed by burial at Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Portland Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 7830, Portland, ME 04112 or First Tee of Maine, 58 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.