Lucy B. (Scamporino) Fiorentini, Mother of Mayor, Dies at 93

lucy_fiorentiniLucy B. (Scamporino) Fiorentini, 93, mother of Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and a lifelong resident of Haverhill, passed away Monday morning with her family by her side.

She was born in Haverhill April 16, 1923, daughter of the late Guido and Elizabeth (De-Cristofaro) Scamporino. She attended Haverhill Public Schools and was a graduate of Dean Academy in Franklin and Bryant and Stratton College in Boston. Fiorentini was the wife of the late John A. Fiorentini, who passed in 2007. They shared more than 60 years of marriage together.

She worked for several years for the IRS in Boston until she and John began their family. Raising her children was her proudest accomplishment. She enjoyed staying at home tending to her house and family while her husband served as an educator in the Haverhill schools. Her interests included gardening, knitting, camping, traveling throughout Europe with her husband and visit-ing family in Italy. She was a longtime member of the Haverhill YMCA, Cedardale and the Sons of Italy Victor Emanuel Lodge. She also worked for a time at Mitchell’s Department Store.

Besides Mayor Fiorentini and his wife Martha, she leaves daughters Anne Savinelli and husband John, Linda Fiorentini Jones and Susan McMillan, all of Haverhill; grandchildren Kristen V. Carbone, Jesse Carbone, Lisa Savinelli Williams, Lynn Maxwell, Regina Lucia Fiorentini, Christina M. Fiorentini and Jay Fiorentini; five great-grandchildren; sisters Maryjane Guzzardi of Haverhill and Rosanne McKee of Yarmouth; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 South Main St., Haverhill from 4 to 8 p.m. Services begin Friday morning in the funeral home at 8:30, followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial offered at 10 in All Saints Church, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill. Interment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Fiorentini Family Scholarship, c/o Haverhill High School, 137 Monument Street, Haverhill, MA 01832.