In June of 1977, an insurance agency named Commercial Insurance Services was born with Fioretta and John as the principals of the company. She was the corporate secretary and also served as in-house auditor for this company and it’s affiliates. Operational companies were eventually sold in 2004. In the meantime, the companies had become the employer of 65 individuals.
Aside from the business involvement, Fioretta was an avid reader and was involved in the early days of the Great Books Discussion Groups as a leader and mentor. She had an avid interest in Greek mythology, science fiction, and at the time of her death, was engaged in re-reading The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire for the second time.
She was always interested in the United States Embroidery Guild and was a member. Her needle point works at Cleveland County fairs won many first prizes and she enjoyed art as well as music throughout her life. Fioretta was an active participant in the book club at First Christian Church as well as an avid student participator reading the Bible for five years in the “Disciple Bible Study. “
Fioretta is survived by her husband John, son Brian Sullivan and his wife Cathy and her son Christopher Marlow, of Edmond; son Timothy Sullivan of Norman; and sister-in-law Jean Robertson and her husband Dean of Pryor.
Fioretta was placed in the care of Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church, 220 S. Webster Ave.in Norman, with interment at IOOF Cemetery in Norman.
Norman Transcript, Sunday, April 13, 2014
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