It is with deep sadness that we the family of the late Joseph Fiore, announce his passing on December 16, 2019 at home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Whitney Pier, he was the son of the late Giovanni and Jenny (Copan) Fiore.
Joseph joined the Merchant Marines in 1946 and spent several years overseas. Upon his return home, he worked at the Steel Plant, before relocating his family to Toronto, where he began a lengthy career with the CIBC bank. During his retirement years, he enjoyed playing poker, darts, VLT machines, and listening to music. He especially enjoyed watching hockey and baseball and was a loyal fan of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays.
Joseph is survived by his sons John, Terry (Diane), Francis (Rebecca), David (Janis), Joey (Josephine) and Morley (Patricia); his daughters Janette (Ken), Susan, Cathy, Lee-Ann (Tony); sister in law Rene; 27 grand children, and 34 great grand children.
Besides his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his wife Christina, brothers; Louie (Carmella) and Bucky; sisters Amelia (Neil) and Josephine, and grandson Justin.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 20 from 6-9 pm, with a chapel service at 10:30 am on Saturday, December 21, in the funeral home chapel, with Father Ray Huntley officiating. Luncheon to follow at the Parish of Saint Leonard Hall on Convent Street. Interment at Saint Agnes Cemetery. Donations in Joseph’s memory can be made to the charity of one’s choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McLellan Brothers Funeral Home, 3183 Plummer Ave, New Waterford, 902-862-7500.