Susan Adele Jones Fiorenzo | News, Sports, Jobs
Susan Adele Jones Fiorenzo, 83, formerly of Greenhurst, NY, died Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Warren Manor, Warren, PA where she received loving care for the past 7 years.
She was born October 7, 1938 in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late Irene and Frank T. Jones, Jr. She was named after her mother, Irene “Adella” Christensen Jones, great-grandmother, “Adella” Esther White and her great-great-grandmother, Esther “Adella” Sylvester.
From her childhood, she exhibited her talents in art, writing, music and creativity. She enjoyed playing the piano, but mostly drawing for her friends, family and classmates. She was voted the most artistic woman in her class of Jamestown High School in 1956 and portrayed with “beautiful red hair (which she’s had all her life), Hypatians (girls’ debate club), palette and easel, commercial art, and”neat and sweet” in his yearbook.
She studied at Syracuse University, the College of Fine Arts, and took additional courses at SUNY and Chautauqua Institution. She has worked as a fashion illustrator in Denver, Los Angeles, Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton, NY. She briefly taught art education to adults and contributed to community programs through the YWCA and her church, Christ First United Methodist.
She collaborated with her maternal aunt, Dorothy Hanson Brown, illustrating the story, “Fraser-..the Christmas Tree” and the book, “God and the Tree and Me” published by the Cenacle. Subsequently, she wrote and illustrated a self-published book titled “Family Picnic”a history of Jones family reunions in the 1940s and 50s.
She produced many greeting cards under the name of “More than a card”. They included western New York and Batik scenes suitable for framing. Some of his favorite places to draw were Bemus Point, NY, Chautauqua Institution and Chautauqua Lake. Engravings of these scenes, buildings and houses were sold in gift shops around the lake. Sue had a long association with the lake, having attended Girl Scout Camp during her teenage summers and enjoying many family picnics at Viking Lake Park.
She has worked in many mediums – oil, acrylic, watercolour, pencil sketch, batik and stitched images. Perhaps her favorite business was with dolls, large and small, producing polyform doll sculptures and associated doll clothing. Another of her favorite activities was the series of paper dolls she created, “Victorian”.
She was a member of the Jamestown Doll Study Club and a non-resident member of the Arts Club of Washington, DC, a volunteer for CrËche, and a member of Christ First United Methodist Church.
She was married to J. William Fiorenzo for over 25 years, living in Jamestown and Orlando, FL. Her home has always been meticulously maintained with a warm and artistic touch. She has created many evergreen wreaths and beautiful arrangements incorporating pinecones, berries, colorful dried flowers, and wildflowers or weeds. Sue had a heart of gold, organizing many family gatherings.
Surviving is one brother, F. Thomas Jones and his sister-in-law, Sandra K. Jones of Gainesville, GA, their 3 children and 9 grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepdaughter, Julie Kimple of Palm Bay, Florida, and her two children, who gave her much love and pleasure.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Jennifer A. Fiorenzo.
A celebration of life will be held in June 2022 at the convenience of the family. Prior visits will not be respected.
Memorials can be made at Christ First United Methodist Church, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701 or Hurlbut Community United Methodist Church, 21 Scott Ave., Chautauqua, NY 14722.
You can leave words of condolence for Sue’s family at www.lindfuneral home.com.