KATHRYN FIORE (BAITTINGER) of Absecon, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on November 17, 2016 at the age of 100 years.
Kay was born in Atlantic City, NJ and graduated from Atlantic City High School. She was a volunteer for England General Hospital in Atlantic City during World War II and worked as a Credit Manager at the National Department Store. She met her husband, Carl Fiore, while working at Antinoff & Glassman accounting firm, which later became the Fiore, Keppel & Quigley firm.
Kay was active in Community Affairs, The PTA of Absecon, the Children's Seashore House Auxiliary and managed Higgins Fine Candies on the Atlantic City Boardwalk for many years.
She and her husband traveled extensively-driving the US coast- to- coast after he returned from WWII. Later they enjoyed cruising Europe, the Baltic Sea, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and their favorite, Alaska. They also made several trips to Italy, where they met Carl's family.
Kay loved traveling but she also loved her roses and vegetable gardens (she gardened well into her 90's) as well as her many rescued cats.
She was predeceased by her husband Carl. Her sisters June Florich (Thomas) and Berdella Baittinger and sisters-in-law Faye Fiore and Mary Panati (Fiore). She is survived by her loving daughter Donna and son-in-law Lee Mendell, nieces Linda Wilson (Mark), Karen Feinstein (Mark) and Janet Klein (Michael) and nephews Michael Hudson and Charles Hudson.
At the request of the deceased there is no funeral service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by and condolences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations on behalf of Kay can be made to the Humane Society of Ocean City P.O. Box 1254, Ocean City NJ 08226.