OBITUARY

Gerlando "Joe" Fiore

July 25, 1937April 7, 2021
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Gerlando “Joe” Fiore passed away on April 7, 2021 at the age of 83, at Good Samaritan Hospital on Long Island. He was surrounded by his family as he passed after fighting courageously in the face of multiple serious health challenges. A lifelong New Yorker, Joe was born and bred in Brooklyn where he met the love of his life, Toni, while selling bananas in Fort Greene. Together, they raised their three children in their dream home in North Babylon. He lived for his family and worked tirelessly to give them every comfort and opportunity. He was famously frugal and enjoyed more than 15 years of secure retirement. Joe was an exceptional father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend to all that knew him. He loved red wine and dancing and filled any room he walked into with love, laughter, and generosity. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Antonia, his three children, Bernadette Ackerman, Suzanne DeVito, and Frank Fiore, his ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Joe will be honored with a wake on Friday, April 9, at Boyd Funeral Home in Babylon from 2 to 4:30 pm and 7 to 9:30 pm, followed by a funeral mass on Saturday, April 10 at 9 am at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in West Babylon, where he was a much-loved parishioner and lector. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home Saturday morning at 8:30am. Family and friends should be at the Funeral Home Saturday morning at 8:00am. Interment to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park, Farmingdale, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Island Harvest Food Bank.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, April 10, 2021

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Trina diNapoli

April 9, 2021

I remember Joey loved to dance - and he would dance this completely crazy dance. The most vivid memory I have was at Bernadette's wedding. She was his first child to be married and he was dancing to "Another One Bites the Dust!" and pointing out the message!

I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many.

Trina

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