James "Jay" Lestorti, Former CEO of LesCare Kitchens, Racing Sponsor Passes At 53

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BOCA 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 the arrangements

For more information, or to send e-condolences, visit: www.chaseparkwaymemorial.com.