Those who knew Ms. Fiorda described her as a kind, generous, loving person who gave unselfishly to those in need, especially by spending time with and caring for the ill. She was an avid reader and former teacher who championed education.

Ms. Fiorda was preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Stephanie “Estelle” Fiorda. She is survived by her brothers, Donald and Raymond Fiorda; her nieces and nephew, Deborah (Clayton) Bell, Linda (Scott) Phillips and Dominic Fiorda; and her great nephews, Peyton Bell and Xavier Bell.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 28 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.

Ivins/Moravecek Funeral Home, Riverside, handled arrangements.