Caroline L. Fierro, 77, of Spring Valley passed away April 30, 2023 at Aperion Care in Marseilles.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd have been entrusted with Caroline’s arrangements.
Caroline was born December 25, 1945 in Jeannette, PA to Richard T. and Theresa (LaValle) Clawson. She was adopted and raised by family friends, Mary and Joseph Pandolpho. She was raised in a small town close to her biological mothers’ family. She spent a lot time with her grandmother, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Eventually, she learened she had siblings: Garey, Tessie, and Dianne. She was very proud of her heritage and her Catholic faith. She was taught to speak Italian and cook by her grandmother.
Caroline had a passion for fashion, always on top of the latest trends. She LOVED cats, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and of course, coffee. She designed greeting cards using inkwell style calligraphy and water colors. Caroline was a huge believer in astrology. She enjoyed traveling; her favorite state of was California, where she met and married her husband Michael on September 26, 1985.
She was preceded in death by her husband Michael, her parents, many cats, brother Garey Wagner, sister Tessie Bradley, and sister Dianne Alcorn.
Caroline is survived by Garey’s wife Penny, his children Garey Jr. and Karen; Tessie’s Soulmate Steve and her daughter Crystal; Dianne’s husband Dean and her children Robyn, D’Andra, Rob, and Danielle; several great nieces, nephews, a few greats, MANY cousins, and Michael’s siblings and family.
Her last years were spent in a nursing home. The family of Caroline would like to THANK the staff at Aperion Marseilles for making those last few months the best she had in years. Nurses: Jessica, Vickie; Kitchen: Angie & Tonya; CNAs: Sonya and Alex; Housekeeping: Jennifer; and Coral in Actives for keeping her nails nice. Thanks to the Hospice team for holding her hand when she needed it and to the Family at Hurst for making everything easy for a niece to get everything together, including Michael.
In her own words to her brother: “The 4 of us--you, Tessie, me and Dianne didn't have the best start in life. Although we were all separated in this life, and went in very different directions, we would eventually find our way back to each other. May God watch over you and your journey home be a blessed one.”
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