Ephrata, Pa. — Louis Berrone, former professor at Fairfield University, passed away at age 80. Louis Charles Berrone died Thursday September 27 in Ephrata, Pa. He was 80 years old. He was a dedicated teacher all of his working life and is survived by five daughters, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a loving father, full of elan vital, and he will be greatly missed. He was born in Hartford Connecticut on February 25, 1932, to the late Louis Berrone and Antonietta Pastormelo Berrone. He attended Trinity College in Hartford for undergraduate and masters degrees in English. He attended Yale Drama School and earned his doctorate in English Literature at Fordham University. He was a professor at Fairfield University, having previously taught at King Philip High School in West Hartford and Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge, Conn.
Louis is survived by five daughters and their families; Carla Pond, Teresa Berrone, Lisa and Edward Quinn, Annette and John Iannarone and Julie and Dan Turpen. His grandchildren are Julia Pond and Alex Michelsen,
Daniel and Lizzy Pond, Edward, Courtney and Michaela Quinn, Katie, Meghan, John and Timothy Iannarone, Caroline, Laura, Mark, Sarah and Isabella Turpen. His great-grandchildren are Luke Quinn and Mason Pond.
He was predeceased by his brother Mario Manassa and is survived by two nieces, Rosemary Hills and Joyce Brisson and their families, as well as many cousins and second cousins in the Hartford area.
During his career as a teacher and professor, Louis was a successful author and lecturer. He discovered lost papers of James Joyce in the library at the University of Padua. He was the author of "James Joyce in Padua", published by Random House in 1977.
ARRANGEMENTS: Please join Louis' families and friends on Tuesday, October 3 at 11 a.m. at a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in New Holland Pa. and at 1:30 p.m. at Churchtown Inn, Churchtown Pa. for a Celebration of Louis' life. Arrangements are under the care of the Guckin Funeral Mansion in Philadelphia.