Olivia Fiorito Obituary, Death – Olivia Marie Fiorito (Long), 85, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 21, 2023. She was born on November 6, 1937, in Palestine, Arkansas, to Marie (Webb) and Lester Long. She spent her childhood in Louisiana and Arkansas on her father’s tiny farms, where she spent many long days in the fields. After moving to California in her early twenties, she married, established a family, and finally relocated to New York.
All to return to her Southern origins and daddy’s farm, where she was born as the youngest of six children. Many people remembered Olivia from her days as a Palestine school bus driver. She also liked gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, and being outside. She found herself in a new stage of life as her children reached adulthood. She was a dedicated worker who kept herself busy at all times. During this time, she met her Forrest City companion Bill Causey.
She enjoyed traveling to see her children, from California to Europe, where she saw castles in Germany and bicycle trips in the Netherlands. Her church involvement was a joy, and she enjoyed spending time with her friends simply talking and laughing. She attended First Baptist Church and was highly involved with Happy Dayers. Olivia is survived by her partner Bill Causey of Forrest City; five of her six children, Angelo Fiorito of Arkansas, Anthony Fiorito of Arizona.
Allan Fiorito of California, Artie Fiorito of Mississippi, and Anna Fiorito Brown of the Netherlands; her brother Allan Long and wife Betty of Palestine, Arkansas; and her grandchildren, Stephanie Smith of Arkansas, Angela Hill of Arkansas, Bryan Brown of Kentucky, Amanda Wright of Georgia, and Jared Fiorito Brown of the Netherlands. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren. Her son Armond Fiorito, as well as her brother Wesley Long and parents, died in 1998. Olivia’s graveside service will be held at Forrest Park Cemetery in Forrest City on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Stevens Funeral Home on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until the time of the ceremony, with Stevens Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.