Luis A. Moreno, Jr., 92

Luis A. Moreno, Jr., 92, of Wilton, died April 30, 2013 at Wilton Meadows Health Care Center.  Mr. Moreno was born on Feb. 13, 1921 in Havana, Cuba to the late Luis and Maria Aragon Moreno of New York City.

Mr. Moreno graduated from the High School of Commerce in New York City and soon after, volunteered for the Army Air Corps where he proudly earned his sergeant’s stripes as a medic and a communications officer in WWII, serving both in the United Kingdom and France. He returned home to join the firm of Crespi and Fernandez and later Frank B. Hall, specializing in marine insurance. He eventually established his own firm of Moreno International, Inc., in Westport.

It was in New York City he met and married the love of his life, Norma Thomsen Moreno de Gallegos. The couple eventually settled in Wilton, where they happily raised their family on West Meadow Road until 1994, when they retired to Heritage Hill Road in New Canaan. There they remained until Mrs. Moreno’s death in 2010.

An avid golfer, Mr. Moreno was a longtime member of the Silvermine Golf Club in Norwalk and later the Roton Point Beach Club in Rowayton. The couple traveled extensively throughout Europe and Central America, where they enjoyed many close friends and extended family.

“Elegant and handsome, Luis was the embodiment of a gentleman,” his family said. “It was impossible not to like him. He was a dedicated son, a loving husband and a wonderfully kind and caring father and friend.”

Mr. Moreno is survived by four children, Robert A. Moreno and his fiancée, Judy King of Princeton, N.J.; Steven L. Moreno, of Boca Raton, Fla.; Maria Cristina “Tina” Smith and her husband Mark, of Norwalk; and Victoria Oligino and her husband James, of Bridgeport. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Stephanie Smith Towers and her husband Adam of Norwalk;  Natalie Smith and James Oligino of New York City; Cristina Smith of Canaan, Conn.; and Michelle and Annette Moreno of Princeton, N.J.

Mr. Moreno’s children are grateful to the staff of Wilton Meadows Health Care facility for their kind and excellent care as well as to Dr. Alan Radin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, Connecticut Chapter online at or by mail to 2075 Silas Deane Hwy., Suite 100 Rocky Hill, CT 06067.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, May 6, from 10 to 11 at Hoyt Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan. For directions and online condolences please visit