On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Joe Caturegli, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 79 in Santa Rosa, California.
Joe was born on April 17, 1943 in Lucca, Italy to Pietro and Susie Caturegli. After immigrating to San Francisco on the Andrea Dorio in 1956, he began his love of cooking in the North Beach restaurant scene at the age of 18 and continued to own his restaurant, Sorrento, for 45 years. On August 27, 1972, Joe married Dina Menconi and raised their three children together; Paolo, Danielle and Sara.
Joe began his love of viticulture at the turn of the century. His wine-making became a tradition of gathering every year to pick and crush the grapes, followed by a delicious meal to celebrate the hard work of friends and loved ones. He was known for his generosity, spectacular food and wine, hard work, and kind heart.
Joe is survived by his three children, Paolo (Lourdes) Caturegli, Danielle (Jon) Larson, Sara (Julian) Roca; and grandchildren Gael, Luca, Mia, Stella, Emilio and Quentin.
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital