Louis V. Sorrentino, 93, died June 12 in Amherst, MA.
He attended Princeton and, after serving in World War II, graduated from Boston University Medical School. After residency, he served for five years as a medical missionary in Japan. He then completed psychiatric training at Boston State Hospital and began his psychiatric practice in Rhode Island in 1960.
He was a member and past president of the Rhode Island Psychiatric Society, the American Medical Association, and the Rhode Island Medical Society. He was active for many years on the Rhode Island Medical Society Physician Health Committee and the Rhode Island Group Psychotherapy Society, of which he was a founder. He was on the staff of Rhode Island Hospital and Butler Hospital and a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the Brown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Sorrentino was predeceased by his wife, Rosemary Pierrel Sorrentino, and is survived by a daughter, a son, four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Donations in his honor may be made to the Dean of Pembroke College Endowed Visiting Professorship, Brown University, Gift Cashier, Box 1877, Providence, RI 02912; and Butler Hospital, Foundation Office, 345 Blackstone Blvd., Providence, RI 02906.