Apr. 1946 – Mar. 2018
Doris June (Doyle) Fiorini, 71, of Turlock, CA died Thursday, March 29, 2018 from cancer two weeks after being diagnosed.
Doris was born in Pueblo, CO in April of 1946 to parents Lucille and Andy Doyle. She was the oldest of three siblings. Growing up in Pueblo, Doris showed early indications of her passion for teaching by practicing on her brothers. She was a Girl Scout and was on the rifle team at Centennial High School in Pueblo. Doris graduated from Western State Colorado University at Gunnison.
After getting her teaching credential, Doris traveled to California to take her first teaching job at Riverbank High School. She taught there for 38 years before retiring in 2006. Doris married Marvin Fiorini on July 1, 1971 and began a life as a farmer’s wife in Delhi. She also embraced her new role in guiding her stepchildren towards adulthood. While teaching, Doris returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in Education.
Doris was a member of First Presbyterian Church for almost 35 years, holding leadership positions of elder, deacon, missionary, and tutor. Doris enjoyed traveling. She visited her family in Seattle, WA, San Pedro, CA, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Minnesota. She went on trips to England, France, Italy, Mexico, Hawaii and Turkey.
She was in a teachers’ book group, the “Bookies”, the Women Investors of Turlock club, a “Lunch Bunch”, and a weekly breakfast with church friends.
In earlier years, Doris enjoyed snow skiing and her most recent hobby was quilting. She will be most remembered for her passion for education, her spirited and witty approach to life, and her selfless love for her family and friends.
Doris is survived by her parents; brothers Jim and Robert Doyle and sister-in-law Donna Stinchcomb; daughters Gina Fiorini, Alison Dobay (husband Anthony), Viki Lindsay (husband Steve), Lisa Avrett; sons Mark and Tony Fiorini; grandsons Blake and Brandon, 10 additional grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Torrey Fiorini.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Berkeley Avenue, Turlock. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Doris Fiorini Memorial Scholarship at Riverbank High School or the First Presbyterian Church of Turlock. Private interment will be at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.
Ellie Shepard saysApril 25, 2018 at 8:58 pm
My condolences, love and comfort in the passing of Mrs. Fioroni.
Mrs. Fioroni was my Algebra I and II teacher during the years 1972-4. I also had her as my typing instructor. I appreciate her dedication to education.
Because of teachers that have a heart for teaching- students also are inspired to go into education. 8 years after being her student I entered the world of education and made it my career of 35 years.
God bless her for her work and many ministries.
Elvira Luis Shepard
Linda Cumming saysApril 23, 2018 at 2:19 pm
Dear Lucille, Andy, Jim, and Bob. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I remember Doris fondly and I know how much you all loved her. I hope your happy memories will soon overcome this sad occasion.