Cathy Fiorelli is a native of Tucson, Ariz., and is currently General Manager at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego Mortuary and Crematory. She was promoted after spending 4 years as Office Manager at Greenwood, in addition to serving 10 prior years as an Executive Assistant for SCI California Funeral Services, Inc.
Fiorelli attended the University of Arizona, and is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She worked as a Court Clerk at the Flagstaff Municipal Court in Flagstaff, Ariz., before moving to San Diego in July 2000 to pursue a Masters Degree in Forensic Science. She has been with Greenwood for 14 years.
Fiorelli also holds a Funeral Directors License, as well as being a Notary Public. She enjoys playing soccer year-round as well as being an avid Chelsea Football Club fan. During the summer months, she enjoys ocean swimming in La Jolla Cove. She has a miniature schnauzer named Bella who she enjoys taking to Fiesta Island.
Fiorelli is the daughter of the late Col. James V. Fiorelli, USAF, and Mary C. Fiorelli, U.S. Army Nurse (Ret.). They met while both were stationed at the Bien Hoa Air Base, where she was a combat nurse.
Col. Fiorelli was a 1964 graduate of the Air Force Academy who flew 490 combat missions and 58 combat sorties during 20 months of combat duty in Vietnam. During his career he earned the Silver Star, three Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Air Medal with 26 oak leaf clusters. He was inducted into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame, posthumously, in October 2013. He died of a heart attack in 1994 during a search mission in Arizona.