RATON, Fla. — Mr. James C. "Jay" Lestorti, 53, of Boca Raton, Fla.,
passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 22, 2012, in Waterbury.
Jay was born in Waterbury on April 17, 1959, son of the late Louis
A. and Marie Helen (Verraster) Lestorti. As a youth, Jay won the
American Quarter Horse Youth World Championship. He was a graduate
of Sacred Heart High School and Providence College. After graduation
from college, Jay went to work in the family business, and later was
named CEO of Lescare Kitchens Inc., an international leader in the
production of frameless kitchen and bath cabinetry.
Jay was the president and member of the board of directors for KCMA
(Kitchen Cabinet Manufactures of America), member of the board of
directors for NKBA (National Kitchen & Bath Association), a product
development advisor for the Formica Corporation, and a member of the
Republican National Committee, Republican Inner Circle as well as
the Republican Round Table.
His vivacious personality drew him to many celebrity and race car
personalities. As CEO of Lescare Kitchens, he sponsored many NASCAR
races including a Winston Cup Race at Watkins Glenn driven by Teddy
Christopher, Stafford Motor Speedway's "Winningest" driver. He
enjoyed spending time in Florida with friends and family . . .
sitting by the pool and his "Afternoon Starbuck's" run.
He had a gifted voice and recorded and produced two incredible
record albums under the name of "J.C. Stori," even dedicating his
rendition of "Rocking Chair" to his beloved mother.
He is survived by a brother, Louis A. Lestorti Jr. of Cheshire; a
sister, Joanne Clarke and her husband James E. Clarke Jr. of
Waterbury; his nephews, James Clarke III and Louis Lestorti Jr.; his
niece, Kristin Lestorti; his longtime friend, Diane DaSilva Kirley;
and many other friends.
Jay will always be remembered as "That special person who comes
along and touches your life forever." Truly, to have known him was
to have loved him.
All services and burial were private. Chase Parkway Memorial/The
Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, were entrusted with
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