Kristine Marie Fierro
1977-2014 CHESHIRE Kristine Marie Fierro 36, of 33 Lake Shore Drive, Cheshire, died Wednesday February 5, 2014 at Berkshire Medical Center after a five year courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. She was born in North Adams on November 5, 1977 a daughter of David Fierro Sr. and Sandra (Johnson) Fierro. She graduated from Drury High School in 1995 and attended Berkshire Community College. She was employed as an advocate for the developmentally disabled for many years. Kristine was very proud to have participated in the HBO documentary" Mondays at Racine" with her partner Joe Filkins which was nominated for an Oscar in 2013. Survivors include her life partner and caregiver Joe Filkins whom she made her home. Father and mother David Fierro Sr. and Sandra Fierro of North Adams. Paternal Grandmother Josephine (Varuzzo) Fierro of North Adams. Two brothers David Fierro Jr. and his wife Suzi of Stamford, Vt. and Michael Fierro Sr. and his wife Regina of North Adams. One niece and three nephews Melissa, Duke, Ashton and Mason. Grandniece Kierra and an aunt and two uncles Mary Willey, Paul Willey and Gary Johnson. She also leaves her beloved dog Ramsay and two cats Joe and Jack. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral Services will take place Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling Hours at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall St. North Adams,Ma. are Friday from 4-7 P.M. Memorial Donations are suggested for the Kristine Marie Fierro Memorial Fund through the funeral home. To send a card, flowers or a message, please visit www.flynndagnolifuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 7, 2014