OBITUARY

Fiorella Morrone

August 25, 1934November 22, 2021

Fiorella Morrone, age 87, of Margate, Florida passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021.

Fiorella is survived by her six children, Silverio Conte, Eliana Conte, Lucia Italiano, Marcello Conte, Loridana Gallione and Giovanni Conte. She was a wonderful grandmother to 8 grandchildren, the late Joseph Conte, Adriano Conte, Nicholas Italiano, Stephanie Conte, Meghan Conte, Giovanni Conte, Richard Gallione Jr, Robert Gallione and 1 great grandchild, Blake Joseph Boynton. Fiorella is also survived by her siblings Tina Polek, Anna La Bella, Civita Littmann and Silverio Morrone.

Fiorella was born in Le Forna on the island of Ponza, Italy on August 25, 1934 to Serafina Misiano and Ferdinando Morrone. She was married to Giuseppe Conte, the father of her 6 children, for 28 years.

Fiorella immigrated to the United States of America with her family in the late 1960’s seeking the American dream. She was a master chef by trade and utilized those talents to become a successful restauranteur in northeastern New Jersey for many years. In addition to being a savvy businesswoman, her culinary expertise blossomed in America where she became the sought-after chef of many legendary celebrities. She is remembered for her unconditional love and devotion to her family and friends in addition to her trademarked “smile” that lit up any room she entered! Fiorella will be deeply missed by too many to list but she will never be forgotten.

Mamma, ti vogliamo tanto bene.

A visitation for Fiorella will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071. A wake service will occur Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 1655 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33071. A entombment will occur Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 1500 S. State Rd. 7, N. Lauderdale, FL 33068.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kraeercoralsprings.com for the Morrone family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Wake Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, November 27, 2021

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Conte Giovanni

November 30, 2021

Mama I miss you so very much I will always remember you in the kitchen cooking those big meals for the family which was your happiness to have your children and grandchildren together you thought me how to cook and the value of family I will always keep you close to my heart please give my father Giuseppe and nephew Joe a kiss and rest in peace love always and forever your loving son Giovanni ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

Vincent Morrone

November 27, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Fiorella's passing.

Please know that your entire family are in my prayers.

Lucy Italiano

November 27, 2021

Mamma,
I can’t imagine life without you now. I will never forget all our conversations and the times we spent together, especially all the times I took care of you when you were sick and somehow you always beat the odds. Your mind was always strong even when your body wasn’t. You had mind over body.

You overcame so many obstacles in your life and taught me to do the same. I get my strength from you.

Love you Mamma

Adriano Conte

November 27, 2021

Grandma made amazing margherita pizza whenever I came down from New Jersey to Florida or when she was up north. She was a model citizen and bold entrepreneur who worked relentlessly in the several businesses she developed all while raising 6 successful children and many more grandchildren. She was definitely a dominant woman far ahead of her time since there probably were not many women decades ago who built their own restaurant businesses from the ground up. As far as I know she was the one who brought the Conte family from Ponza Italy to the United States in search of greater opportunities. If it were not for her this family would still be languishing on that island as farmhands and serfs. She had great vision and courage to do what was difficult as well as necessary in breaking away from past norms and tradition. It really takes someone special to go against the rest in questioning convention and going your own way. I never knew such a strong willed self starter while simultaneously being able to balance that with being a good human being first and foremost. She simply performed no ill towards any other individual, but only provided care and respect. Luckily her exceptional genetic information will live on for generations and beyond through many children and grandchildren who will make this world better in her image.

Nick Italiano

November 27, 2021

I remember being a young boy visiting you in Florida and me and my mom went over to your place. You wanted to make us lunch and I asked if I could help and of course you let me. I'm barely counter height helping you make lunch while I'm mostly making a mess and you would always come over to make sure what I was doing turned out alright. One part of this that always make me laugh is the original James Bond movies were playing in the background because you had a crush on the actor. Thank you for taking such good care of your family a piece of you will live on in us forever.

Doris De la Cruz

November 27, 2021

I was taking care of you for many years, you were a very special person for me.
your memory will always live in my heart, God will have a special place for you in heaven because you were a very good person in this world.
Rest in peace my beloved Fiorella.

Ross Schwarz

November 27, 2021

Fiorella was my patient , and as her Primary Care Physician , I don’t mind saying that she certainly was a wonderful and giving person . She was a diabetic and a transplant survivor who took excellent care of herself until she could not anymore . Then she was able to rely on her wonderful children to help her. She was smart and insightful about her own medical care . I enjoyed taking care of her very much.
So sorry , and I offer my most heartfelt condolences.
Dr Ross Schwarz

Meghan Conte Hargrett

November 27, 2021

Nona I can’t believe you are gone, I was talking with you the day before making you smile and laugh. You have raised both me and Giovanni with pasta, pane olio, and tomato’s. You always took us to the local park or to the beach and pool every Sunday. You taught me so much about Italy and life itself. I will cherish every memory and life lesson. I remember you bathed us in your sink every night with a prayer in Italian at the end. I’m going to miss your laugh, and smile. Our Christmas’ as a family every year, coming over and watching television. I love you nonna. I know you are watching over me everyday.

Loridana Gallione

November 26, 2021

Mamma I can’t believe your gone. I miss you so much already. It hurts so much to know I won’t get to hear your voice or go on weekly lunches and see your smiling face anymore. I will always remember all the good times. I am so grateful you had the courage and strength to bring us to America so we could have a better life. You filled our lives with so much love. Being together as a family was always the most important. Even though we didn’t have much money you still did whatever you could to bring all 6 of us on camping trips ever summer. We would spend so much time at the beach. All the dinners & fun weekends with all our relatives in Brooklyn with our aunts, uncles & cousins. Then as we got older, and we all moved to Florida the countless dinners at your house & mine. Such beautiful memories growing up. You were always there to help in anyway you could. Richie & Robert will miss their Nona. I pray that you are healthy and happy in heaven looking over us smiling. I love you mamma!

Richard K Gallione Sr

November 26, 2021

Rest in peace my Dear Mother (in Law), I put (in Law) in parenthesis because Fiorella was my 2nd Mom and I was her Son and the "in Law" status was thrown away many years ago!

My 2nd Mom was an amazing woman! I will never forget the first time meeting her 41 years ago at her restaurant in Wallington, NJ. Instantly, we had a huge language barrier! Funny to say by the end of her life, we communicated so well that I would know what she wanted by just looking at her facial expression! When I would look around a holiday dinner table after telling one of my long winded jokes or stories ... my 2nd Mom would be always "cackling laughing" ... I don't know if she truly understood the jokes or funny stories ... but she was my "Best Audience!"

My 2nd Mom was a HOOT! A lot of fun to be around and a really great woman too! We enjoyed many special times and events throughout our lives ,,, countless times in reality!

One of my favorite times, was when my 2nd Mom pulled in my driveway with largest station wagon I had ever seen! She needed 2 pillows on the seat to see over the steering wheel! You needed a GPS just to park the car! LOL It smoked more than "Cheech and Chong!" I said ... this can't happen! So the next day I went and got her a really nice used car, had it painted with her colors, CD player with Italian Music only! When I gave the car to my 2nd Mom, you should have seen the expression on her face! That was worth 10 cars!

We had a long and great life together. We enjoyed every holiday and special event! We laughed a whole lot! I had my 2nd Mom in my life for 25 years longer than my own Dad who passed when I was only 16 years of age.

My 2nd Mom was special, she was one of a kind, she was the very best and I would have been happy to give up my own life for her at any point in time ... that is how much I loved her (unconditionally!) May she rest in peace and for sure ... she will never be forgotten! Love you to the Moon and back! Rich (Kevin)

FROM THE FAMILY