Fiora, Loretta

On Monday, June 25th, Loretta (Falotico) Fiora, the dedicated wife of the late Raymond T. Fiora passed away at home after an extended illness. She was the daughter of John B. Falotico Sr. and Loretta (Santangelo) Falotico. Born in Hartford in 1929, Loretta moved to Unionville in 1950. She was widowed in 1984. She leaves behind her beloved sisters Patricia Grinavich of Manchester and Grace White of East Hartford. Her daughter Loretta Fiora Crossman, son-in-law Harold Crossman, grandson Matthew Crossman and granddaughter Mary Crossman of Unionville, sisters-in-law Pauline Falotico of Hartford, and Helen Parker of Newington. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and godchildren who were all very special to her. Her eldest daughter, Marie Fiora, passed away in 2010. Loretta was also predeceased by four siblings, Michael Falotico, Daniel J. Falotico, John B. Falotico Jr. and Mary (Falotico) Boero. Also gone before her were her brothers-in-law Joseph Grinavich, Walter White, Sr., Bill Parker, Walter Hitchcock and Edward Boero and sisters-in-law Ines (Fiora) Hitchcock, Camille Falotico, and Adeline Falotico. She was a longtime member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in Unionville. In her younger days she was involved with Girl Scouts of America. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Hartford in 1948. She was the office manager at Hodge Surveying Associates in Unionville for 31 years until her retirement in 2010. Loretta and Ray were the last owners of The Hotel Worthy in Unionville from 1950 until 1968. Through her husband Ray’s membership in many organizations, Loretta was actively involved with Tunxis Hose Co. No. 1, the “Who Says there’s no Unionville?” committee, The Hartford Regional Center, Knights of Columbus and the Lion’s Club. She went above and beyond the call caring for family members including having a handicapped child at home for 12 years. In 1976 Loretta learned how to use a dialysis machine so that Ray could be treated at home for nine years. Despite the many hardships she faced unwaveringly, she was always cheerful and happy to see friends and family. Her extended family would like to give a special thanks to Maisy, Jo Anne, Colleen, all the other nurses who cared for her over the past 10 months and Linda Terrier. Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Thursday (June 28) from 3:00-7:00 pm. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be Friday (June 29) at 9:15am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in the Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Unionville at 10:00am. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Avon. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that you make a donation to a charity of your choice.

Calling Hours

Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:00-7:00pm

Funeral Service

Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00am Church of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Unionville


Greenwood Cemetery in Avon

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2 Responses to 'Fiora, Loretta'

  1. Carol Kowalczyk says:

    My mom and dad visited the Hotel Worthy on Saturday nights for as long as I can remember and always with wonderful memories. Be at piece and in welcoming arms of all those gone to a better place before us. Rest in forever piece.

  2. Mary Falotico says:

    Loretta: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Aunt Patty. May you all find comfort in knowing how much you cared for your mother/sister and all the wonderful memories you have made together as a family.
    Mary Falotico

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