East Haven’s Director of Administration and Management Services Arthur DeSorbo, 61, died early Sunday, according to Frank Gentilesco Jr., who is assistant director of administration and management for East Haven.
DeSorbo was also the town’s economic development director and a trusted advisor of Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.
“It is a tremendous loss,” Gentilesco said. “I’ve known Arthur for 45 years.”
DeSorbo worked for Mayor Bob Norman and and Maturo. Maturo and DeSorbo were also close friends, Gentilesco said, and the mayor is shaken up by his friend’s death.
Here is DeSorbo’s obituary.
DESORBO, ARTHUR LOUIS In YNHH July 13, 2014, Arthur Louis DeSorbo 61, of East Haven. Beloved husband of Ann-Louise Gaetano DeSorbo. Loving brother of Louis DeSorbo (Sandy) of East Haven. Born in New Haven, October 2, 1952, son of the late Louis and Olga Petronello DeSorbo. Art was the Director of Administration & Management and Director of Economic Development for the Town of East Haven. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 731 Main St. Branford. Friends are asked to go directly to church. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Branford. Calling hours are Tuesday from 4 - 8 p.m. in Sisk Brothers Funeral Home 3105 Whitney Ave. Hamden. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.siskbrothers.com.