Lucien Andre’ Paul Morioni, 77, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family and friends.
Survived by his four children, Nora Jeane Morioni-Holm, and her husband Burton Holm, who reside in Gloucester, VA, Kenneth Morioni and his wife, Vicki Hudson Morioni, who reside in Kansas City, MO, Veronica Renee Morioni and fiance’ Kenneth Taggert who reside in Va Beach, VA and John Recine and girlfriend Victoria DeVore, who reside in Va Beach, VA. He is also survived by his two brothers, Jackie Tatum & wife Sharyn who reside in North Point, FL and David Tatum & wife Cindy, who reside in Ocean View, VA, and his brothers-in-law Eddie R. Bailey, Jr. of Norfolk, VA and Hassle Harris, Jr. & his wife Jacquelyn of Greenville, NC. He is also survived by his family members in Italy, his uncle Roberto Morioni & wife Anna and their children, Daniella and Massimo, his Aunt Fedora Morioni and her son Franco Morioni and their families. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
He came to America in 1955 when he was 17 years old from Italy with a 3rd grade education and unable to speak English. His first job was setting up pins in a bowling alley. Soon after, he apprenticed with a baker at Henry Driver’s Bakery in Ocean View/Norfolk. He met his wife, Nettie, in 1959 and they married November 11, 1960. They raised a family of two sons and two daughters along with a neighborhood of children. In 1962 he became a U S citizen and began his career at Giant Open Air Market where later he became the Plant Manager of their Bakery Warehouse. He retired in 1991 where he continued to open his house to people in need. He is preceded in death by his wife, Nettie, and his mother, Marina Tatum, mother-in-law Nettie Harris, and a brother, Robert Tatum, and brother-in-law Eugene Bailey.
In Paul’s honor, donations to Sentara Hospice will be accepted at www.sentara.com/hampton-roads…/hospice/…/sentara-hospice.
Family Choice Funerals & Cremation will be accepting flowers at 5401 Indian River Rd, Va Beach, VA 23464.
A celebration of life will held at 6:00 pm, Sunday July 26, 2015 at Family Choice Funerals & Cremations.
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