Shepparton has lost a great community leader with the death of Emilio Fiorenza.SOPHIE MALCOLM January 18, 2013 4:35am
Caring, kind-hearted and a community champion.
Emilio Fiorenza’s friends and family will remember their ‘‘kingpin’’ as a generous and upbeat man who would do anything for anyone.
Last week ,Emilio lost his fight with multiple myeolma at the age of 62.
He died on Friday, January 11 at GV Base Hospital, surrounded by his family. His funeral takes place today at 10
Mario Bettanin , Emilio’s friend of more than 20 years, said his death had ‘‘left a huge hole in our community’’.
Intelligent, compassionate and always devoted to both the Italian and wider community, Emilio was a ‘‘gentleman’’, Mr Bettanin said.
‘‘He kept the community knitted together. He was our kingpin.’’
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