Doris June (Doyle) Fiorini, 71, of Turlock, CA died Thursday, March 29, 2018 from cancer two weeks after being diagnosed.
Doris was born in Pueblo, CO in April of 1946 to parents Lucille and Andy Doyle. She was the oldest of three siblings. Growing up in Pueblo, Doris showed early indications of her passion for teaching by practicing on her brothers. She was a Girl Scout and was on the rifle team at Centennial High School in Pueblo. Doris graduated from Western State Colorado University at Gunnison.
After getting her teaching credential, Doris traveled to California to take her first teaching job at Riverbank High School. She taught there for 38 years before retiring in 2006. Doris married Marvin Fiorini on July 1, 1971 and began a life as a farmer’s wife in Delhi. She also embraced her new role in guiding her stepchildren towards adulthood. While teaching, Doris returned to school to earn a Master’s degree in Education.
Doris was a member of First Presbyterian Church for almost 35 years, holding leadership positions of elder, deacon, missionary, and tutor. Doris enjoyed traveling. She visited her family in Seattle, WA, San Pedro, CA, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Minnesota. She went on trips to England, France, Italy, Mexico, Hawaii and Turkey.
She was in a teachers’ book group, the “Bookies”, the Women Investors of Turlock club, a “Lunch Bunch”, and a weekly breakfast with church friends.
In earlier years, Doris enjoyed snow skiing and her most recent hobby was quilting. She will be most remembered for her passion for education, her spirited and witty approach to life, and her selfless love for her family and friends.
Doris is survived by her parents; brothers Jim and Robert Doyle and sister-in-law Donna Stinchcomb; daughters Gina Fiorini, Alison Dobay (husband Anthony), Viki Lindsay (husband Steve), Lisa Avrett; sons Mark and Tony Fiorini; grandsons Blake and Brandon, 10 additional grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Torrey Fiorini.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 28, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2619 N. Berkeley Avenue, Turlock. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Doris Fiorini Memorial Scholarship at Riverbank High School or the First Presbyterian Church of Turlock. Private interment will be at Turlock Memorial Park. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.