Mrs. Marjorie Allene (Norris) Fioravanti

May 20, 1936 - April 12, 2023

Mrs. Marjorie Allene (Norris) Fioravanti, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, following a brief illness.

Marjorie was born on May 20, 1936 in Butler, TN, to the late Edgar Faine and Pearl Miller Norris. A beautiful and determined young woman, she left her family farm at age 19 to travel and work in Delaware. One of her most cherished memories was her time spent working at A.I. duPont Hospital. Marjorie met her future husband, Paul, at Sunset Park in Chester County, PA a story they both often share. They were married on December 31, 1960 at St. Patrick’s Church in Wilmington. Together, they built a life in New Castle that was full of family, friends, wonderful gatherings, and three treasured children. Marjorie devoted her life to family, faith, and the service of young people as an avid volunteer with Our Lady of Fatima School and parish. Her home was a busy hub for family, neighbors and her children’s classmates, where she supported many activities including being a Den Mother for Cub Scouts. The care of her family, her children’s education and happiness, and the keeping of her beautiful home was paramount. An eternal optimist, her motto was “you can do anything you set your mind to.” She inspired many children and was a guiding star to everyone who knew her.

Marjorie was an avid reader and enjoyed arts and crafts, painting, birdwatching, cooking, entertaining, and baking along with anything having to do with her grandchildren. Traveling home to Tennessee was always a happy journey for her.

The family would like to express its gratitude to Christiana Care Home Health and Accent Care.

In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her sisters, Beatrice Forrester, Kathleen Mullins and Jessica McComas; as well as her loving and longtime friend, Anna Martinez. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 62 years, Paul A. Fioravanti Sr. of New Castle; brother, Charles Norris of Butler, TN; children, Paul A. Fioravanti Jr. (Shannon) of Wilmington, Mark Fioravanti of Knoxville, TN, and Anna Marie Fioravanti Kendig (Terrance) of Newark; seven grandchildren, Gina (John Preston), Paul III (Ashley), Joseph, Julia, Matthew, Francesca, and Maria Fioravanti; one great-grandchild; and many cherished nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 10:30 am on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am, following the visitation, at Our Lady of Fatima R.C. Church, 801 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Avenue, Wilmington, DE.


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11 Condolences for Mrs. Marjorie Allene (Norris) Fioravanti

  • Heartfelt sympathy to all of Mrs. Fioravanti’s family. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Allene but i know mom is happy to see her in heaven. Too Uncle Paul, Anna, Mark and Paul and grandkids we are praying for you. To be absent from the body and to present with the lord. We love you guys’ Tim, Connie, Amber, Matt, Marissa, Valerie and Grant Mullins

  • My sincere condolences To Mark and his family and all other family and friends.

  • My family and I were lucky enough to share time with the Fioravanti family when Mrs. Fioravanti was where she loved to be most — surrounded by the loving family she had created.

  • Growing up in Penn Acres, hanging out with Mark, I remember what a kind and sweet lady Mrs Fioravanti was. Condolences to the entire family, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So very sorry for your loss! I know she will be missed! Praying for the family for peace and comfort in the days ahead!

  • Condolences to the entire family, you’re in my thoughts and prayers. So glad our sons had the opportunity to have her as part of Our Lady Of Fatima School family.

  • Heartfelt condolences to the Fioravanti Family. Just the fondest childhood memories of Mrs. Fioravanti. Sweetest lady with an infectious smile. Wishing her eternal peace.
    Only comfort is our Moms are together again. Sending prayers and love.

  • Love and prayers for your family, I have pictures of Mom and her sisters if any of you would like to have copies. I’m so sorry for your loss
    “Time does heal our sadness.”

  • Our deepest sympathy for your family, praying for you during this sad time. Allene was my Mother’s (Bea) sister. We always enjoyed her visits, she was a ray of sunshine, full of life! Praying for peace and comfort as you treasure all the wonderful memories of her life and love of her family.

  • Paul, Shannon, and Francesca,

    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. We’re thinking of you and your family as you honor her life.