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AGE: 87 • Ocean Township
On Friday February 22, 2013, Fiore Talerico peacefully passed into eternity. He leaves behind his wife of 63 years, Rose Calabria Talerico and six loving children. They include John Talerico of Queens, NY, Rosanne and her husband Michael Schottland of Monmouth Beach, Angela Talerico and her companion Eddie Calahan of Neptune, Tricia Talerico and her husband George DeGirolamo of Ocean Township, Barbara and her husband Tom DeLuca of Ocean Township and Michael and his wife Victoria Talerico of Marietta, Ga. In addition, Fiore was the grandfather of six grandchildren including Matthew Schottland, Alex, Jason and Lucas DeGirolamo, and Michael and Christina Talerico. As a true patriarch, Fiore considered Bonnie, Julie, Joseph and Alyssa Schottland and their spouses and children as a part of his family. Fiore and Rose also considered Kay and Poo Siricharoen as their daughters. Fiore was preceded into eternity by his siblings, Joseph, Peter, Sam, Anthony and Mary. He is survived by brothers, John, Al and his wife Donna, Ginny and her husband Jim Houba as well as numerous nieces, grand nieces, nephews and grand nephews.
This extensive family had its beginning from two Italian immigrants, Santo and Angelina Talerico, who came to the United States in 1920 and had nine children. Fiore was born on January 3, 1926. He served in the Second World War in the 89th Infantry division in the Africa-European theatre and saw action in the Rhineland "Battle of the Bulge". After discharge, he was employed at Fort Monmouth until retirement as an electrician. Fiore and Rose enjoyed dancing the Tango for many years with the Jimmy Musto Dance Studio. He was an avid Poker player and gained the nickname "Middle Straight". Unfortunately, he departed this life as a Yankee fan. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 25 from 3 pm until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Damiano Funeral Home, 191 Franklin Ave, Long Branch. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the 'Fiore Talerico Memorial Scholarship Fund' for Ocean Township High School graduates, P.O. Box 567, Long Branch, NJ 07740. The family invites you to write a letter of condolence through www.damianofuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Feb. 23 to Feb. 24, 2013