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Louis D. DiBerardino, Former Owner of Orem's

Louis D. DiBerardino, the former owner of Orem’s Diner in Wilton, died suddenly on Jan. 5 in his home in Milford. He was born on Nov. 10, 1931, in Buffalo.

In addition to owning Orem’s Diner , DiBerardino was the co-owner of The Ship’s Wheel Restaurant in Milford. He was also the diner’s chef. In his free time, he loved to bowl, work in his garden and take trips to Foxwoods. He was a devoted family man and father figure to his siblings.

After his birth his family moved to Abruzzi, Italy,  where DiBerardino was raised. He returned to the U.S. in 1949 at the age of 19.

DiBerardino is survived by three brothers, John DiBerardino and his wife, Jennie, of Norwalk, Victor DiBerardino of Milford and Walter DiBerardino and his wife, Gabriella, of Trumbull; two sisters, Rose DiBerardino Silvestri of Fairfield and Mafalda DiBerardino Diurno of Norwalk and 15 nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Philip's Church in Norwalk on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. with Father Michael Boccaccio officiating. Burial will be private.

The family asks that donations be made in DiBerardino’s name to St. Philip’s Church, 1 Fr.  Conlon Place, Norwalk, CT 06851. For more details and to sign an online guestbook, go to the website of the Magner Funeral Home .

What are your favorite memories of DiBerardino?  Share them below or send them to Anthony Buzzeo at tbuzzeo@mainstreetconnect.us .

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