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Marion Louise Fiorentino

1923 ~ 2020 (age 97)

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Marion Louise (Streeter) Fiorentino, 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. Born in Springfield on March 16, 1923, the daughter of Elon E.P. and Marion L. (Cremont) Streeter, Marion was raised and educated in Springfield and graduated from the High School of Commerce. Marion was predeceased by her first husband, Kenneth E. Smith, in 1944; he was a B-17 bomber copilot killed in action during WWII. Marion remarried in 1947 to Michael A. Fiorentino, a WWII Marine Veteran. They moved from Springfield to East Longmeadow in 1960 to raise their family. Michael passed away unexpectedly in 1982, and Marion continued to live in their Kibbe Road Home until 1988, when she moved to Chicopee. While residing in East Longmeadow, Marion worked for several years in the Assessor’s Office. From 1960 until her passing, she was a devoted member of the First Congregational Church in East Longmeadow, where she participated with various women’s groups in many church events. Marion was also a member of the Morning Glory Walkers for over 25 years, at the East Longmeadow Senior Center. Marion is survived by her loving children, Daniel T. Fiorentino of Florida, Donna M. “Dondi” Fiorentino of Chicopee, and Diane L. Fiorentino and husband Rick Versailles of South Yarmouth; her beloved daughter-in-law, Ellen Caldwell of Westfield; and beloved son-in-law, Mark Rentschler of Belchertown. Known as “Silly Grandma”, Marion is survived by six grandchildren: Jeremy Fiorentino and wife Kim; Jamie Fiorentino and wife Kerri; Alysa “Honeybunch” Anderson and husband Jon; Lauren Flamand and husband Chris; Sean “B.P.” Croteau and girlfriend Amanda Gagnon; Caitlin Versailles and husband Will Pickering.  She leaves, as well, three great-grandchildren: Dominic Fiorentino; Kate Fiorentino; and Rory Flamand. Marion was predeceased by her cherished daughter, Debra L. Fiorentino in 1960; her infant brother, Elon E.P. Streeter; and her sister, Ruth E. Skoczylas. Marion has been a great blessing to all who knew her, whether intimately as family members and friends or casually as store clerks and librarians. Words cannot express how deeply she, with her beautiful smile and loving nature, will be missed. A private burial will be held for Marion at Oak Grove Cemetery in Springfield. There are no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held later this year at East Longmeadow Congregational Church.  Marion’s family would like to thank Baystate Hospice for their compassionate care and support.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marion’s name to: Shriner’s Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield MA, 01104; Salvation Army, 170 Pearl Street, Springfield, MA, 01105; or Baystate Hospice, 30 Capital Drive, West Springfield MA, 01089. Hafey Funeral Service is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.hafeyfuneralservice.com to leave a condolence for Marion’s family.

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