Obituary for Lucille Fiore
Lucille Fiore, age 97, passed away on November 23, 2019. She was born in New York City and was the daughter of Italian immigrants, Frances and Joseph D'Angelo. She was the beloved wife of the late James Fiore. She was the loving mother of Lorraine Ippolito and her husband, Joseph, and Patricia Fiore. She was the adoring grandmother of Lauren Quincannon and her husband, Patrick, and the cherished great-grandmother of Sophie Rose Quincannon. She was the fond sister of the late Frank D'Angelo, the late Mary Coluccio, and the late Salvatore D'Angelo.
Lucille was always fun to be around and was extremely outgoing and personable. In her youth, she loved to go to the Jacob Riis House on the Lower East Side to be with her friends to play games and perform in plays. She was also a lifelong camper spending a few weeks of every summer at Trailblazer Camp in New Jersey. Lucille continued her camping career even as an adult where she would bring her family and meet up with all the Trailblazer alumni to reminisce and enjoy some good fun at the campgrounds each year.
In 1948 Lucille married her childhood sweetheart, James Fiore. They were grade school classmates where he always tried to impress her with his advanced math skills. After living in Knickerbocker Village in New York City; Plainedge, Long Island; and Queens, New York, Lucille and James moved to Staten Island where they resided for 57 years.
After working many years as a data processor for Insurance Services Office in Manhattan, Lucille retired in 1980. In the following years, Lucille and James indulged in their passion for traveling. They visited Europe twice, including a stay in Sicily where Lucille connected with her maternal relatives in Gratteri. They also enjoyed taking cruises and touring the United States, especially looking forward to stopping in Las Vegas and Atlantic City so Lucille could spend hours at her favorite pastime, playing the casino slot machines. Lucille also loved participating in various retirement clubs, always enjoying pleasant conversation and the company of good friends.
Lucille was an expert at cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, and especially sewing. She was constantly at work creating something with her magical hands, whether it was designing beautiful outfits and accessories for her daughters and granddaughter, or making deliciously different and unique desserts and gourmet meals. Lucille had so many special talents which constantly amazed both her family and friends.
Lucille will always be remembered by her family as a caring, warmhearted, and extremely sociable woman who loved life and wanted to live it to the fullest. She will be dearly missed and the memories which she leaves behind will be treasured forever.