Emilio E. "Lee" Fiorino
1925 - 2021
Apollo Funeral & Cremation Services - Eisenhower Chapel
293 Roslyn Street
Denver, CO
Lee lived a long, healthful, prolific and vibrant life until his passing on May 22, 2021 at age 96. Born of Italian immigrants Emilio Fiorino and Ernestina Tessitore Fiorino in Little Italy, New York City on January 18, 1925, he served with the 204th Combat Engineers in Europe during WWII. After the war, he met the Love of his life, M. Madeleine Turgeon, and married her on September 24, 1949. As a young draftsman, he was selected to draw up safety upgrades for the Empire State Building's observation deck. Recruited by renowned Denver architect Temple Buell, he moved in 1955 from NYC to Colorado to realize his ambition of becoming a prominent architect himself, and to raise a family in the wide open spaces of the West. In 1965 he designed and built a custom home for his fast growing family near Parker, CO. His several architectural design creations include Denver's Tiffany Plaza. He retired to Tucson AZ, fulfilling a lifelong dream of living in the desert. There he continued his passion for photography and watercolor painting, receiving several local and national awards for his work. His deep, abiding love and appreciation of music was a hallmark of his life and inspired the same within each of his children. A man of impeccable integrity, he was dearly loved by many and will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Madeleine, their 5 children, Robert, Paul, Michelle, John, and Ted, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association at www.rmdsa.org/donate, which happens to be located in the Majestic Building that he designed. Celebrations of Life will be held on Saturday July 10th at 2:00 pm in Tucson AZ at the SaddleBrooke Mountain View Ballroom and Sunday July 18th at 4:00 pm in Denver at the Eisenhower Chapel 293 Roslyn St. For more information about Lee or the Celebration of Life go to bit.ly/EEFiorino.
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jun. 17, 2021.
Celebration of Life
SaddleBrooke Mountain View Ballroom
, Tucson, AZ
Celebration of Life
Apollo Funeral & Cremation Services - Eisenhower Chapel
293 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO
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My condolences to the family . May you find comfort in your treasured memories and Gods promise to return our loved ones . 1st Thessalonians 4 : 13 & 14 .
Earnie Ray
June 14, 2021
May Gods promise found in John 6: 40, of the hope to see our loved ones again,comfort your heart and give you peace,strength and hope in the day ahead.
June 14, 2021
In loving memory
I was so Blessed to have you as my father in law. We will hold you in our Hearts until we meet again. We love you and will miss you always.
Judy Briggs
June 11, 2021
it has been so surreal and now it's really setting in I love my dad I miss him
Ted Fiorino
June 11, 2021
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