Memorial

Memorial

Anthony Fiore

Born
Died

I miss everything about him, except the addiction. He was a completely different person when he was clean. He was kind and caring, an integral part of the family. I miss his laughter, I miss him calling me "mudder", a nickname for mother. I miss his joking around. The last 8 months of his life he had a great relationship with his younger brother. I miss seeing the 2 of them together. I miss his beautiful face.

Tell us about your loved one.

Anthony was a true and loyal friend. He would reach out to kids who were shy or without friends and become their friend. After Anthony passed away a few young men came to me and told me the same story about how Anthony had befriended them. Anthony saw everyone the same, made by God. He did not let race, or anything else get in the way of a friendship. Anthony also liked to make people laugh, and joked around a lot. He had God-given intelligence. He never had to study and always had above a 3.5 GPA and aced his SAT. He went to Penn State Main Campus. Anthony was kind and caring. He loved food, and always had a vegetable garden. He had started cooking for the family, and he was a good cook. He had a good job, and was saving to move out of his own, and away from the triggers and so called friends. He never made it. We love and miss you so much Ant, Love, Mom, Dad, and Nick

Tell us about Anthony's struggle with addiction

Anthony started doing Oxycontin in 12th grade. He battled his addiction for 6 years. He went to 3 rehabs, all 21 days or under because that's all insurance pays for. He had periods of sobriety, but then always relapsed. During those sober times, he would tell me the truth about things he had lied about when using. He switched to heroin at Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at Penn State. We had pulled him out of Penn State and he was going to Abington campus, about 30 minutes from home. We thought he had beat it, because we think he had been clean for about 8 months. But, there was that "one more time" and he went to heaven.

What made Anthony smile?

Anthony enjoyed making people laugh, and that would make him smile. He also liked to play non-harmful jokes on people. He liked to go to the movies with his friends, and he always wanted to see a comedy. Anthony also liked to cook, and was in his element when doing so. He was very happy when we complimented him on his cooking.

What do you miss most about Anthony?

I miss everything about him, except the addiction. He was a completely different person when he was clean. He was kind and caring, an integral part of the family. I miss his laughter, I miss him calling me "mudder", a nickname for mother. I miss his joking around. The last 8 months of his life he had a great relationship with his younger brother. I miss seeing the 2 of them together. I miss his beautiful face.

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