1947 – 2022
Dayville – Geoffrey A. Sorrow, 75, of Lake Road, died May 4, 2022, in Bridgeport Hospital. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, he was the biological son of the late Frederick Sorrow and Mary Cronin.
Geoff came to the home of John and Bridget (Quigley) Dunn at the age of 12. He attended and graduated from Killingly Central School and Marianapolis Preparatory School. After graduation, he received a bachelor’s degree from Providence College. During the Vietnam Era, Geoff served our country as a medic in the Army.
Geoff was an employee of the Social Security Administration for over 40 years. He worked in many Social Security offices in New England and the Boston Regional Office. He retired as manager of the Worcester Office. He was committed to public service and the employees he supervised. He considered it a vocation to help people get the benefits that they needed.
Mr. Sorrow was a member of the Saint Joseph Church in Dayville. Upon its closure, he began attending daily Mass at Our Lady of LaSallette Church. Geoff was a very active member of the church; in addition to daily Mass, he acted as a lector and a Eucharistic minister.
Geoffrey is survived by siblings Annarita (Jerry) Erwin, John (Virginia) Dunn; nephews, Patrick Murray, Jerry (Rachael) Erwin, Jr., and John (Susan) Quigley Erwin; great-nephews, Connor English and Sean Erwin; and great-nieces, Ashley (Matthew) English, Grace Quigley and Katrina Quigley Erwin. Geoff is also survived by cherished friends, Nancy Morales and Colleen Brady.
In addition to his biological parents, Geoffrey is also predeceased by his loving foster parents, John and Bridget (Quigley) Dunn and sister Mary Elizabeth Murray.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Geoffrey’s family from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Our Lady of LaSallette Church, 21 Providence Road, Brooklyn, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 am. Burial to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Dayville, CT. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of LaSallette Church or to the Fisher House Foundation at VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Fisher House (135F), Attn: Amanda Salthouse, Fisher House Program Manager, 950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT 06516. For memorial guestbook visit www. GilmanAndValade.com