October 6, 1928 - January 16, 2021
Luigina Schiliro, better known simply as "Jean" to her family and friends, a longtime resident of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away peacefully in Boulder, CO surrounded by her family, on Saturday, January 16, 2021 following some recent health challenges. Jean was 92 years old. Jean was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY to Michael and Carmela Farinola, and raised her family with her loving husband Joe in Baldwin, NY. Jean brought joy to everyone she met and seemed to instantly forge a special relationship with everyone. Her love language was food. If Jean was around, everyone ate well. She adored her family. She is survived by Joseph (Susan), Philip (Jody), Susan (Sylvain), and Michael (Lori), and especially her ten adoring grandchildren. Jean is also survived by her sister Josephine Martinson and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Jean was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph in 2005. Her cherished companion subsequently has been Donald J. O’Brien, who both found loving companionship for many years together. A Visitation for Jean will be conducted from 9:30 - 10:30 AM on Friday, January 22, 2021 inside the Chapel at Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 1589 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33907, (239) 936-0555. At the conclusion of Visitation, family and friends will travel to Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord, 8121 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, Florida 33919, (239) 481-7171 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Following the Funeral Mass, guests will travel to Memorial Gardens Cemetery where Jean will be entombed alongside her previously deceased husband Joseph inside the Mausoleum located at the Hall of Christ Stilling the Waters. Please be advised that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, visitors to the funeral home and church are requested to follow appropriate social distancing guidelines, including the requirement that all guests submit to temperature screening and wear a mask while inside the building. For those who were unable to personally attend at Church for Jean's funeral, the family invites you to watch a recording of the service through the internet by clicking the following link (link will be available for 30 days following the funeral, until 02/21/2021): https://viewneral.zoom.us/rec/play/Bs_6yi4gvAzqmAm-Wbz0MCUKpGMEmvV731hWZXvVcUsRGNy-7WoKmH7-iIBFazFEVCfq-14OzOZZMsm4.DckcuaH6fBoW1QJv In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations in Jean’s memory to the following: Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida: Donations in can be made in Jean’s name to or 3760 Fowler St, Ft. Myers, FL, 33901 or https://donate.harrychapinfoodbank.org/make-a-gift-covid-19/ Church of the Resurrection of our Lord: Donations can be made in Jean’s name to the Church at 8051 Cypress Lake Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33919-5115 TRU Community Care: Donations can be made to Jean’s hospice care at 1100 Balsam Ave, Boulder, CO 80304 or https://www.trucare.org/product/donation/ To share a story or photo, leave a tribute or to offer condolences to the family at this difficult time please visit Jean's memorial webpage at www.fortmyersmemorial.com and sign her guestbook.
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