Joseph “Joey” A. Torregrossa, Sr.

Joseph “Joey” A. Torregrossa, Sr., age 74, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1999, and formerly of New Carrollton, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at his home in Colorado Springs after a short battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was a retired Metropolitan Life Insurance Agent and had been since he was 22 years old. He was a wonderful husband, father and a great provider.

Joseph Arthur Torregrossa was born on February 27, 1938 in Washington, D.C., to Paul and Augustina (Tripi) Torregrossa. He was a 1957 graduate of John Carroll High School in Washington and attended the University of Maryland. He served his country honorably in the United States Army and later in the U.S. Army Reserves. He married Sara Elizabeth Martin on November 12, 1960 in Washington. Joey enjoyed tennis, working out, and was a sports enthusiast.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sara of Colorado Springs; his daughter Tina Marie Torregrossa (husband, Randy Groves) of Colorado Springs; and his sons: Joey Torregrossa, Jr. of Castle Rock, Colorado; and Scott (wife, Kristi) Torregrossa of Colorado Springs. Also surviving is his father, Paul Torregrossa of Fort Meyers, Florida; and his brother: Johnny Torregrossa of Georgia. Joey has six wonderful grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother: Tina Torregrossa in March 2012; and his brother: Mike Torregrossa in April 2012. His twin sister, Joan McKinnell, died six years ago.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard. Private interment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Rock of Ages Gardens.

Memorials in his name may be made to the ALS Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 403 Church Ranch Boulevard, Suite 109, Westminster, Colorado 80021.

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