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Charles Fiore, 81 (Marguerite Fiore's father).

posted Jul 27, 2012, 9:53 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated May 13, 2015, 12:43 PM by Lou Bara ]

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Charles Fiore, 81, of Rossville, a retired furrier who enjoyed spending time with his family, died Wednesday at home.

Born in Manhattan, he was brought to Italy as a child, where he was raised and attended school. He returned to Manhattan at the age of 17, and moved to Brooklyn in 1954. He moved to Castleton Corners in 1963, and settled in Rossville in 2000.

A furrier, he owned and operated Eddie Tone & Charles Furs in Manhattan for over 40 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the American Committee on Italian Migration, and enjoyed watching soccer matches and growing tomatoes.

"Despite his health challenges and the loss of his wife, he never complained and faced each day with courage," wrote his grandson, Christopher Dalton.

He was a longtime parishioner of St. Teresa's R.C. Church, Castleton Corners.

His wife of 44 years, the former Margaret Fierro, died in 1999.

Surviving are three daughters, Elizabeth Dalton, Elaine Reinman and Marguerite Fiore; a brother, Frank Fiore; a sister, Angela Leuci, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be tomorrow from the Matthew Funeral Home, Willowbrook, with a mass at 10:30 a.m. in St. Teresa's Church. Burial will be in Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp.

Published: Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:03 AM     Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012, 6:04 AM

Staten Island Advance By Staten Island Advance