Nicolo  Fiori


Nicolo Fiori (Nick) passed away peacefully on May 28, 2019 in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Nick, who was 89, died as a result of complications from pneumonia.
Nick was born on July 24, 1929 in Fairmont, West Virginia to the late Angelo Fiori and Pasqulina (Gabrielli) Fiori. He grew up in Monongah, West Virginia and graduated from Monongah High School in 1948.
Upon graduation, Nick joined the United States Navy and was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. After an honorable discharge, he moved to Niagara Falls where he worked at Olin Matheson. His move to New York allowed Nick to be closer to three of his siblings, including his sister Rosemary. In 1954, Rosemary's friend Carmella Sachetti from Fairmont traveled to Niagara Falls for a visit. Carmella brought along a friend Betty White for the 13-hour bus ride. During the visit, Rosemary introduced Betty to her brother Nick and the rest is history. That introduction let to a three-month courtship and they were married in September of 1954 at Grace Lutheran Church in Fairmont.
After a brief honeymoon, the couple resided in Niagara Falls. While in New York, the couple had three children, Elizabeth Ann, Tina Marie, and Michael Anthony. In 1967, Nick, Betty and the kids moved back to Fairmont and lived on Speedway Avenue for 48 years. In, Fairmont Nick held several jobs prior to employment at Helmick Foundry where he worked until retirement. After retirement, he worked as the door greeter at Wal-Mart in Fairmont for approximately 10 years. For those of you in Fairmont who did not know him personally, you likely encountered his warm smile and cheerful demeanor as you entered the store.
In September of 2015, Nick and Betty moved from Fairmont to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina to be closer to family. Nick will always be remembered as a kind and selfless person who always put his children and grandchildren first.
Nick was a modern man before modern men were cool. After working an 8-hour shift in the foundry, Nick would often come home and prepare homemade pasta, cutting the noodles by hand, and while the noodles were boiling, he would vacuum, or do laundry, or clean the house. He was a true partner to Betty.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters, a daughter Elizabeth (Liz), and his spouse of 61 years, Betty. He is survived by son-in-law Alan Hartley and grandsons Cale Hartley and Graham Hartley of Charleston, South Carolina, daughter Tina McClain and husband Brett of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, grandson Kellen McClain of Charlotte, North Carolina, granddaughter Marissa McClain of Clemson, South Carolina, son Michael Fiori and wife Ellen and grandson Carson Fiori of Huntersville, North Carolina, and grandson Nicholas Fiori of Boone, North Carolina.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Nick's name can be made to the charity of your choice. A memorial service to celebrate Nick's life will be held at a later date in Fairmont.
Published on June 9, 2019
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6 posts

Vicki Nichols
Jun 11, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.
Vicky vessecchia
Jun 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss i met nick and betty they live beside my son and daughter in law my grandaughter love them both he will be miss
Kathy Lupo
Jun 10, 2019
So many memories, great times on speedway Ave. Your parents were the greatest....blessings to all...Nick was a pure joy and role model to everyone.
Ed Graffius
Jun 09, 2019
Nick was one of the nicest men that I have ever come to know....he always had a kind words for everyone.....
Kinda Bond
Jun 09, 2019
Sending all my love to the family. I have many wonderful memories when we were neighbors. I know he will be missed.
Wendy Swearingen Hayhurst
Jun 09, 2019
Prayers for your family